International Actuarial Association

The International Actuarial Association

Founded in 1895, the International Actuarial Association (IAA) is the worldwide association representing local professional actuarial associations and their individual actuaries. The IAA exists to encourage the development of a global profession, acknowledged as technically competent and professionally reliable, which will ensure that the public interest is served.

The International Actuarial Association (IAA) consists of actuarial associations domestically and abroad. During its twice yearly meeting, members discuss developments in a myriad of issues including professionalism, insurance accounting/regulation, pensions, and educational standards of the profession.

In accordance with its mission, the Academy takes the lead in coordinating the U.S. work with the IAA, while each U.S. actuarial organization makes its own decisions regarding IAA policy matters. The Academy ensures that there is adequate coverage at each IAA Committee during the meetings and convenes meetings of all Academy Committee delegates and another of the Council delegates of the U.S.-based associations to facilitate discussion and comment on timely and relevant topics during each IAA meeting.

The following is a list of the Academy delegates to several key IAA Committees:

International Secretary/IAA Council Delegate: Tom Wildsmith
Academy President/IAA Council Alternate Delegate: Steve Alpert

Advice and Assistance Committee
 Steve Lehmann
Education Committee: Al Beer
Enterprise and Financial Risk CommitteeJeff Schlinsog
General Insurance Committee: Steve Lehmann
Health CommitteeTom Wildsmith
Insurance Accounting CommitteeHenry Siegel

Insurance Regulation Committee
Maryellen Coggins

Membership Committee
Ken Hohman
Pensions and Employee Benefits Committee
Tom Terry

Professionalism Committee
Cecil Bykerk
Social Security CommitteeJanet Barr

Mortality Working GroupJeff Johnson
Population Issues Working Group: Ted Goldman
Resource and Environment Working Group: Rade Musulin

There is a wealth of information on the IAA website. Members of the Academy and others interested in actuarial issues and policies are encouraged to explore the IAA site by clicking here.

To read IAA press releases, click here.