Life Practice Council

The Life Practice Council oversees the Academy's public policy work on life insurance issues. The council manages the work of its committees, subcommittees, and work groups. The Academy's vice president for life insurance issues heads the council and serves on the Academy Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Staff liaison: Ian Trepanier

Chairperson: Jeff Johnson

Vice Chairperson(s): Dave Neve, Linda Lankowski
Noel Abkemeier
Nancy Bennett
Thomas Berry
Michael Boerner
Thomas Campbell
Katie Cantor
Richard Daillak
Timothy DeMars
Andy Ferris
Alice Fontaine
Barbara Gold
R. Dale Hall
Paul Hance
Laura Hanson
R Jerome Holman
Jason Kehrberg
Kerry Krantz
Barbara Lautzenheiser
Patricia Matson
Donna Megregian
John Miller
Christopher Olechowski
Cande Olsen
Linn Richardson
Linda Rodway
Karen Rudolph
David Ruiz
Randall Stevenson
Wayne Stuenkel
Sheldon Summers
Chris Trost
Peter Weber

Related Publications

Non-Guaranteed Elements Work Group comment letter on the NAIC's development of a life insurance buyer's guide. (November 15, 2017)
Academy Position Statement on support for policy and educational initiatives to increase retirement income options within employer-sponsored defined contribution (DC) plans. (October 31, 2017)
The Life Products Committee comment letter to the Actuarial Standards Board regarding a proposed actuarial standard of practice (ASOP) on pricing of life insurance and annuity products. 
(October 31, 2017)
Non-Guaranteed Elements Work Group comment letter on the NAIC’s Life Insurance Buyer’s Guide (A) Working Group discussion draft. (October 19, 2017)
Non-Guaranteed Elements Work Group comment letter on the NAIC’s Life Insurance Buyer’s Guide (A) Working Group discussion draft. (October 19, 2017)
The C1 Work Group comments to the NAIC’s Investment Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group on capital requirements for bonds. (October 10, 2017)
The C2 Life Mortality RBC Work Group presentation on their work reviewing the C2 RBC requirement for life insurance to the NAIC’s Life Risk Based Capital Working Group. (August 06, 2017)
Tax Work Group issue brief on the implications of calculating tax-deductible claim reserves based on incurral date versus issue date for long-term disability insurance policies. (July 28, 2017)
Mary Bahna-Nolan, chairperson of the Academy’s Life Experience Committee and SOA Preferred Mortality Oversight Group, presented an update on the joint committee’s work to address the Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) request for information on simplified issue and accelerated underwriting mortality under VM-20. (April 06, 2017)
Mary Bahna-Nolan, chairperson of the Academy's Life Experience Committee and SOA Preferred Mortality Oversight Group, presented an update on guaranteed and simplified issue and preneed mortality tables to the Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF). (April 06, 2017)
Life Experience Committee report to the NAIC Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) on 2017 guaranteed issue mortality tables, including spreadsheets with a blended mortality table, a male mortality table, and a female mortality table. (April 06, 2017)
SVL Interest Rate Modernization Work Group comments to the NAIC's VM-22 (A) Subgroup on Non-Jumbo and Jumbo Sample Calculations on valuation interest rates. (September 21, 2016)
John Miller, chairperson of the Annuity Reserves Work Group, provided a non-variable annuity PBR update to LATF’s VM-22 Subgroup. (August 24, 2016)
Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force comment letter to the Department of Labor concerning proposals for increasing retiree income options, with a focus on additional safe harbors that encourage delivering lifetime income.
(August 19, 2016)
Life Practice Council comments to the NAIC's Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) on the qualified actuaries’ responsibilities to the interests of the company versus the commissioner. (June 30, 2016)
Role of the Actuary Subgroup comments to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial (A) Task Force (LATF) on revisions to the Corporate Governance Guidance Appendix, Section VM-G, of the Valuation Manual applicable to qualified actuaries for clarification and consistency with the Standard Valuation Law. (March 10, 2016)
SVL Interest Rate Modernization Work Group comments to the NAIC's V-22 Subgroup of the Life Actuarial Task Force on statutory regulations regarding the determination of statutory valuation interest rates. (February 23, 2016)
Life Illustrations Work Group (LIWG) comments to the NAIC’s Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee on the new working group formed to explore disclosures required in Model #580 and #582. (January 29, 2016)
Actuarial Guideline 43/C-3 Phase II Work Group comments to the NAIC on the variable annuities blanks proposal exposed on Nov. 19. (January 29, 2016)
Life Illustrations Work Group comments to LATF’s IUL Illustration (A) Subgroup on the draft revision to Actuarial Guideline (AG) 49. (December 01, 2015)