This Week, July 2-6, 2018

Read the latest news from the Academy.

Recent Academy Activity, July 2–6, 2018

Early Registration Deadline Approaching for LHQ Seminar

The early registration deadline for the Academy’s 2018 Life and Health Qualifications Seminar is July 20, just two weeks away. To be held Nov. 4–8 in Arlington, Va., this annual event delivers training and instruction to allow you to obtain qualifications or relevant continuing education (CE) credit necessary to issue actuarial opinions for either the NAIC Life and A&H Annual Statement or the NAIC Health Annual Statement.

Attendees can earn up to 27 hours of CE credit, including up to 2.7 professionalism hours. Only 100 seats are available for this highly regarded seminar—register today to obtain the lowest rates and secure your space.

July/August Contingencies Released

In the July/August issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “A Long Stroll Through Avoca Cemetery,” takes readers on an actuarial study of a small-town burial ground ... and pauses for a few meditations and meanderings along the way. Other feature stories include “Model Behavior”—How a modern modeler can add value and drive effective business decisions, and “Data Disasters”—Learning from history: case studies in analytic decision-making. Plus, Academy President Steve Alpert’s message on the actuarial profession’s ongoing conversation with the public.


  • The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling vacating the approval by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to allow work requirements in Kentucky’s Medicaid program, calling the decision “arbitrary and capricious.”

Public Policy Activity

  • The Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force submitted a comment letter to Congress on the Lifetime Income Disclosure Act.

  • The AG43/C3 Phase II Work Group submitted a comment letter to the NAIC on the assumption governance for Actuarial Guideline 43.

  • The Annuity Illustration Work Group submitted a comment letter to the NAIC on proposed changes to the Annuity Disclosure Model Regulation #245.

‘Magic School Bus’ Books Remain Available

Summer reading adventure awaits your young friends. Copies of the Academy-sponsored Magic School Bus Takes a Risk: A Book about Probability are available. This is a customized book that aims to show grade-school children how actuaries use math to bring them on amazing journeys. The book—which seeks to show young people what it means to be an actuary—is the story of an adventurous field trip led by Ms. Frizzle, where children join Aunt Maxine, an actuary. Order individual copies today for the budding mathematicians in your life. We also welcome corporate sponsorships.

Upcoming Events

In the News

  • The Washington Examiner quoted Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello in a story on 2019 health insurance rates and the consequences of removing the ACA’s individual mandate.

  • Advisor Magazine published an excerpt of the Academy’s June issue brief on 2019 health insurance premium drivers.

  • Advisor Magazine published an excerpt of the Academy’s May 2017 issue brief on women and Social Security. Business Woman also cited the issue brief.


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