Actuarial Update, February 2017

February 28, 2017
The February Actuarial Update covers Health Practice Council (HPC) volunteers’ annual visits to Capitol Hill to discuss Affordable Care Act and related health issues with federal lawmakers and policymakers. HPC members met with congressional staff and representatives from key federal agencies, highlighting the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s three recent issue briefs. Also covered: Registration is open for the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, set for Nov. 14–15 in Washington; and the “Professionalism Counts” column covers three revised actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs) reissued by the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) in 2016–ASOP Nos. 21 (Responding to or Assisting Auditors), 23 (Data Quality), and 24 (Life Illustrations) 2016–and describes how the ASB keeps ASOPs current.