Academy News

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (February 24, 2017)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (February 17, 2017)

Three new issue briefs developed by the Academy’s Individual and Small Group Markets Committee examine key public policy considerations for policymakers weighing proposals to replace or reform the Affordable Care Act through high-risk pools, selling health insurance across state lines, and association health plansRead the news release. (February 14, 2017)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (February 10, 2017)

The February issue of HealthCheck features the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s issue paper examining the individual health insurance market and implications of potential changes thereto; written testimony submitted for the record on the effectiveness of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act, and regulatory, legislative, and executive actions affecting the health care landscape. (February 08, 2017)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (February 03, 2017)

Senior Pension Fellow Ted Goldman presented on “Longevity and Retirement Security” at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “The Shifting Paradigm of Retirement” forum in Washington on Feb. 3, reviewing the jointly sponsored Actuaries Longevity Illustrator and the challenges of and potential approaches to addressing longevity risk. View the slides. (February 03, 2017)

The January Actuarial Update covers the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s new issue paper examining the experience of the individual health insurance market under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and considerations of that market’s sustainability under any potential reforms or repeal of the ACA. Also in this issue the Actuarial Standards Board adopts revisions to two actuarial standards of practice; Academy volunteers and interested parties must commit to objectivity; a new webpage features important information about principle-based reserving (PBR); and the Academy is seeking pooled health plan data. (January 31, 2017)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (January 27, 2017)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (January 19, 2017)

The Individual and Small Group Markets Committee released a public policy paper that outlines what’s needed for a sustainable health insurance individual market, assesses how well the Affordable Care Act has achieved those conditions, and explores how ideas for addressing challenges would affect the market. Read An Evaluation of the Individual Health Insurance Market and Implications of Potential Changes and accompanying news release. (January 18, 2017)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (January 13, 2017)

The Academy has been the technical architect behind principle-based reserving (PBR), helping to shape PBR into the valuation standard for life insurance issued after Jan. 1, 2017, in the 46 states that have passed standard valuation PBR-enabling legislation. PBR uses risk management techniques to capture an individual insurer’s unique risks underlying its life insurance business more accurately than the pre-existing requirements based on prescribed, static methods and assumptions. The Academy has assembled materials to assist actuaries and regulators as the United States moves into the implementation phase of PBR for life insurance. Read more here. (January 13, 2017)

The Academy released its 2016 Legislative/Regulatory Review that provides members with significant state, federal, and international developments of interest to the U.S. actuarial profession, including actions on principle-based reserving, the Affordable Care Act, and multiemployer pension plans. (January 13, 2017)

The Academy sent its new Public Policy Toolkit to all members of the new, 115th Congress providing essential background and analysis of health care, financial services, retirement security, and other policy issues. Read the news release. (January 11, 2017)