Academy News

With over 19,000 members, the Academy appreciates the active participation of more than a 1,000 volunteers from every practice area who lend their skill, knowledge, and experience to the Academy's work on public policy issues and professionalism. Members are being invited to complete the Academy's Annual Volunteer Survey via individual email. The survey is also available in the members-only section of the Academy website until, Friday, July 14, 2017. (June 28, 2017)

The Actuaries Climate Index value for fall 2016 was 2.07, the highest seasonal level recorded for the United States and Canada combined. High temperatures in Northwest and Southwest Pacific Region were behind the increase. Read the news release.                             
(June 28, 2017)

The Academy hosted a Capitol Hill briefing in connection with the release of its issue brief, Multiemployer Pension Plans: Potential Paths Forward. Pension Practice Council Vice President Bill Hallmark and Vice-Chairperson Josh Shapiro, and Christian Benjaminson, a member of the Multiemployer Plans Subcommittee, gave a presentation on how to address failing multiemployer plans and strengthen the multiemployer pension system. Senior Pension Fellow Ted Goldman moderated. (June 27, 2017)

The newest issue of Retirement Account includes items on the Multiemployer Committee’s Capitol Hill briefing on multiemployer pension plans; the Social Security Committee’s issue brief on Social Security and women; and comments to the IRS and Treasury Department on projections of cash balance plan benefits. (June 27, 2017)

Academy Senior Casualty Fellow Jim MacGinnitie, and Stu Mathewson and Nancy Watkins, both members of the Flood Insurance Work Group, made a presentation on Capitol Hill based on the work group’s recent monograph, The National Flood Insurance Program: Challenges and Solutions. (June 26, 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. (June 23, 2017)

The latest issue of the Enrolled Actuaries Report has coverage of the 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting, including plenary sessions on the post-election climate in Washington; actuarial standards of practice and actuarial communications, ASOPs for pension actuaries; lifetime income options; and ethics and professionalism. (June 21, 2017)

Two of the shrewdest, most seasoned commentators on politics today—nationally syndicated columnist and PBS NewsHour political analyst Mark Shields and ABC News contributor and veteran Republican campaign consultant Alex Castellanos—will provide a candid analysis and discussion with the audience of what’s going on in Washington at a Nov. 15 Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum general session. (June 20, 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. (June 16, 2017)

The Government Mandates Work Group published a new issue brief providing information on the impact of laws and regulations on consumer cost and consumer choice for annuity and life insurance benefits. (June 15, 2017)

The Academy is pleased to announce that two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward will deliver the keynote address at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum on Nov. 14. Woodward, one of the journalistic duo who broke the Watergate story and a best-selling author of books covering the last eight presidents, will bring his fact-based, tough-minded reporting perspective and extensive historical knowledge of the presidency to the key question of what the non-traditional Trump presidency means for the country. Register today, and join us. (June 14, 2017)

The June HealthCheck covers the latest Academy activities in the health care sphere, including a roundup of recent media coverage. Also in this issue are comments by the Health Practice Council and Medicare Subcommittee to Congress, and legislative, judicial, and regulatory updates from the states and the federal government. (June 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. (June 09, 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. (June 02, 2017)

The May Actuarial Update lead story covers the Academy’s newly announced nominees for vice president in the practice areas of life, pension, and risk management and financial reporting, and for secretary-treasurer. The issue also covers the recent Actuaries Climate Index webinar; the June deadlines for Academy service award nominations and extra-early discounts for the Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; the Casualty Practice Council’s predictive modeling presentations at the NAIC Insurance Summit; and the ‘Professionalism Counts’ column, which looks at professionalism at critical career transition points. (May 31, 2017)