Academy News

The latest issue of the Enrolled Actuaries Report features coverage of pension sessions at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy forum; the recently released lifetime income position statement and related commentary by Senior Pension Fellow Ted Goldman; the Pension Committee-hosted Dec. 8 webinar on lump-sum benefits valuation; and the Multiemployer Plans Committee’s comments to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (December 14, 2017)

The Academy and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries announced they will jointly produce a series of webinars providing an overview of each organization’s role as the sole national professional body in their respective countries. The first webinar in the series will take place Jan. 17, 2018, at noon EST. Registration is available on the CIA website. Read the news release. (December 13, 2017)

The December HealthCheck covers recent Health Practice Council letters to congressional leaders on the consequences of potential changes to the Affordable Care Act; Academy health presentations at the NAIC’s Fall 2017 National Meeting in Honolulu; a brief recap of health sessions from the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; issue briefs by the Health Practice International Committee and the Health Care Delivery Committee’s Comparative Effectiveness Work Group; as well as legislative, regulatory, and judicial updates. (December 13, 2017)

The Health Practice Council submitted a letter to the U.S. House and Senate providing comments on the potential consequences of eliminating the ACA's individual mandate, as possible in the conference committee for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (December 12, 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. (December 08, 2017)

The Academy presented on both public policy and professionalism matters at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Fall 2017 National Meeting Dec. 2-4 in Honolulu. Read the Academy alert on highlights from the meeting here. (December 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. (December 01, 2017)

The November Actuarial Update provides full coverage of the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, held this month in Washington. Included is a recap of the plenary-session speakers including the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, and practice-area breakout sessions covering key casualty, health, life, and pension issues. Also in this issue: the Academy’s Life and Health Qualifications Seminar drew a capacity audience, the Health Care Delivery Committee’s issue brief on comparative effectiveness research, and the “Professionalism Counts” column that outlines Academy resources. (November 30, 2017)

The Retirement System Assessment and Policy Committee published an issue brief on state-based initiatives to expand retirement coverage among workers who do not have access to employer-sponsored plans, and the alignment of these efforts with the Academy’s Retirement for the AGES principles. (November 29, 2017)

The Health Practice Council submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate providing comments on the potential consequences of eliminating the ACA's individual mandate, as recently included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (November 21, 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. (November 17, 2017)

The fall Casualty Quarterly covers the latest in flood insurance, including congressional progress in reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program; the Actuaries Climate Index reaching a new high; state and federal legislative and regulatory activity; and more. (November 16, 2017)

Steve Alpert delivers his inaugural remarks as the 53rd president of the American Academy of Actuaries at the 2017 Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum in Washington. (November 14, 2017)

The Academy published a new Essential Elements paper, Tax Treatment of Pensions and Insurance Protections, highlighting select tax treatments of pensions and insurance protections, and outlining the potential public policy trade-offs of changes to the tax code. Essential Elements is a series designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences. (November 13, 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. (November 10, 2017)