The Academy’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum

The presenation slides below are only available to those who attended the 2016 Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum.


How Congress Could Reshape the NFIP: A Dialogue
Moderator: Shawna Ackerman, vice president of the Academy’s Casualty Practice Council
Speakers: Carolyn Kousky, fellow, Resources for the Future; David I. Maurstad, assistant administrator for federal insurance, Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Many Faces of Cyber Risk
Moderator: Rade Musulin, Member of the Academy’s Cyber Risk Task Force
Speakers: Darin McMullen, national cyber product leader, Aon; Kevin McDonald, chief executive officer, Greystaff Group; Michael Newman, senior policy analyst at the Federal Insurance Office, Department of the Treasury

Big Data=Big Changes
Moderator: Jim MacGinnitie, Academy senior casualty fellow
Speakers: Harold Weston, clinical associate professor of risk management and insurance, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University; Mike McKenney, State Regulator (Pennsylvania)


MACRA: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Moderator: Shari Westerfield, vice chairperson of the Academy’s Health Practice Council
Speakers: Former U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, president and CEO, Better Medicare Alliance; Member of Congress (2005-2015 for PA-13); Robert A. Berenson, institute fellow, Urban Institute; Molly MacHarris, program lead, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS

Rx Cost Growth: Controlling the Costs
Moderator: Audrey Halvorson, chairperson of the Academy’s Health Care Delivery Committee
Speakers: Gerard Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Len Nichols, director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, professor of health policy, George Mason University

Panel Discussion: Lessons From ORSA Implementation
Moderator: Jeff Schlinsog, vice president of the Academy’s Risk Management and Financial Reporting Committees
Speakers: Rhonda K. Ahrens, life and health actuarial examiner, Nebraska Department of Insurance; Elisabetta Russo, NAIC
Panel Discussion: The Genetic/Data Mining Connection—Ethical Considerations of Life Underwriting
Moderator: Randall Stevenson, chairperson of the Academy’s PBR Review Procedures Work Group
Speakers: Stacy Gill, Executive Vice President, MIB;Leslie Jones, Consulting Actuary, RRC, former South Carolina Deputy Director & Chief Actuary; Brenda Cude, Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia

Moderator: Noel Abkemeier, chairperson of the Academy’s Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force
Speaker: Philip Barlow, Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking; Sylvester Schieber, Member of the Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings, Bipartisan Policy Center; Thomas Hindmarch, Employee Benefits Security Administration

Fixing the Retirement Stool: Reinforce or Reinvent?
Moderator: Ted Goldman, Academy senior pension fellow
Speakers: Steve Goss, chief actuary, Social Security Administration; Megan Gerry, vice president of compensation and benefits, Smithfield Foods; and John Scott, director of retirement savings, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Moderator: Josh Shapiro, Vice Chairperson of the Academy’s Multiemployer Plans Subcommittee
Speakers: Alex Pollock, distinguished senior fellow, R Street Institute; Sandy Rich, Executive Director at New York City Board of Education Retirement System;Karen Friedman, executive vice president and policy director, Pension Rights Center; Kendra Kosko Isaacson, senior pensions counsel, Senate HELP Committee for Senator Patty Murray, Ranking Member

Retirement Goes Goldilocks: The DB’ing of DC Plans and the DC’ing of DB Plans
Moderator: Eric Keener, chairperson of the Academy’s PPC Forward Thinking Task Force
Speakers: W. Paul McCrossan, Actuary and former Canadian Member of Parliament; Conrad Ferguson, Partner, Morneau Shepell; Stacy Schaus, Executive Vice President and Defined Contribution Practice Leader, PIMCO

Professionalism Panel Discussion

Speakers: Laura Cali, administrator, insurance commissioner, and chief actuary, Oregon; Bob Beuerlein, Academy president-elect; Jim MacGinnitie, Academy senior casualty fellow; Catherine Murphy-Barron, Vice President, Academy’s Health Practice Council

Closing Plenary

Speaker: Keith Hall, director, Congressional Budget Office