The New ASOP 6: Does Your Actuarial Work Measure Up?

November 24, 2014
12:00-1:30 p.m. EST

The May 2014 update of ASOP No. 6, Measuring Retiree Group Benefits Obligations and Determining Retiree Group Benefits Program Periodic Costs or Actuarially Determined Contributions, included a number of changes that have significant practical implications for actuaries practicing in the area of retiree health.

Speakers provided attendees with an overview of some of these changes, reviewed the U.S. Qualification Standards, and walked attendees through relevant data that California's Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) had made available via their website, explaining how that data pertained to the new requirements in ASOP No. 6 for developing age-specific costs.


  • A. Donald Morgan, IV, MAAA, FSA, FCA, EA; Chairperson, Retiree Group Benefits Subcommittee, Actuarial Standards Board
  • Jim Whelpley, MAAA, ASA, EA; Member, Joint Committee on Retiree Health
  • D. Joeff Williams, MAAA, FSA; Member, Committee on Qualifications
This webinar was presented by the Academy's Council on Professionalism and co-sponsored by the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and Society of Actuaries.

*The opinions expressed by the panelists during this presentation do not represent the opinions of any of the panelists' employers, or any boards or committees of the Academy, the ASB, or ABCD.

  • Jeffrey P. Petertil, MAAA, FCA, ASA; Chairperson, Joint Committee on Retiree Health

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