This Week, May 21-25, 2012

 

Recent Academy Activity, May 21–25, 2012

Announcements

  • The American Academy of Actuaries is launching its new website over the Memorial Day weekend featuring a new architecture and design! The website address—www.actuary.org—is not changing. The new website will enhance accessibility to the Academy’s rich library of public policy and professionalism content. In this transition, the new website should be available immediately on most networks, although it can take as long as 72 hours for the new website to populate the entire web. If you encounter any technical problems with the new Academy website, please share your experience with us by completing this brief web-based form: http://dev.actuary.org/content/report-technical-problem-experiencing-academys-new-website. We welcome your feedback.

Academy News
  • Political analyst Stu Rothenberg will kick off the Academy Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 15 at the Gaylord National Resort and Hotel in Washington. Rothenberg is editor of the Rothenberg Political Report and is a frequent guest on NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, and The McLaughlin Group. Look for registration details soon!
Website: New Postings
  • The Medicare Steering Committee updated its annual issue brief that offers an actuarial perspective on Medicare’s financial condition and outlines the public policy options to address the program’s long-term financial challenges.
Media Coverage
  • As Congress continues to deliberate on a conference agreement for the transportation reauthorization bill, interest in the pension provisions attached to the bill continues. The Academy’s May 2 letter to conferees is quoted by PlanSponsor in Actuaries Make Suggestions for Stabilizing Pension Funding.
  • Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello is quoted in a PoliticoPro article (‘Skimpy Plans May Satisfy Individual Mandate’) that discusses how health insurance plans with limited coverage could satisfy the individual mandate requirement in the Affordable Care Act.
Upcoming Events
  • The Academy and SOA are co-sponsoring a webinar on June 4 to present findings from a new SOA research project on the design and implementation considerations for the risk mitigation programs under the Affordable Care Act—risk adjustment, reinsurance and risk corridors. Learn more.
  • The Council on Professionalism’s June 25 webinar will feature ABCD members Curtis Huntington and Kathy Riley. Topics will include requests for guidance. More details coming soon!
Recently Released Publications
  • Did you receive your copy of the May/June issue of Contingencies? Read online to find out if our brains favor stories over statistics and what cognitive scientists have uncovered in the latest issue.
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