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. (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)

The November HealthCheck covers the Academy’s and the Health Practice Council’s input on the Trump administration’s executive order on health care, including the potential effects on association health plans, cost-sharing reductions, and the individual market; legislative, regulatory, and judicial updates; and a preview of health sessions at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum next week in Washington. (November 08, 2017)

The Casualty Practice Council sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives providing comments on pending legislation to reauthorize and revise the National Flood Insurance Program. Read the news release.  (November 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. (November 03, 2017)

Read Academy President Bob Beuerlein’s letter to members on renewing membership in the American Academy of Actuaries. (November 01, 2017)

In the November/December issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “Wild Blue Yonder,” explores how insuring against liability associate with drone use is developing. Other features in this issue include “The Balancing Act,” a meditation on how work, family, and hobbies all fit together; and “The Death of Moral Hazard?” which imagines how an interconnected insurance ecosystem can address this pernicious problem. Plus an “International Corner” piece on the health care systems and outcomes of North America; “bad conduct” and Precept 1 of the Code of Professional Conduct; and our annual Actuarial Software Now supplement, which features articles on the promise of blockchain and the threat of ransomware. (November 01, 2017)

The Academy announced a position statement in support of policy and educational initiatives to increase retirement income options within employer-sponsored defined contribution (DC) plans. Read the news release.  (October 31, 2017)

The October Actuarial Update covers outgoing President Bob Beuerlein’s overview of the Academy Board’s recent decisions and actions regarding para-actuaries, a position statement on lifetime income, and the Joint Discipline Council. Also in this issue, a preview of the upcoming Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, set for Nov. 14–15 in Washington; the Selection Committee announces appointments to the Actuarial Standards Board and Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline; a professionalism webinar on assumptions in actuarial practice; and the “Professionalism Counts” column covers “reliance and the ASOPS.” (October 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. (October 27, 2017)

The latest issue of the Enrolled Actuaries Report features coverage of the Academy’s joint webinar with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (U.K.) on a retirement readiness report by the two organizations along with the Actuaries Institute of Australia; pension breakout sessions at next month’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; an issue brief following the release of this year’s Social Security Trustees Report; a Capitol Hill Pension Briefing on multiemployer plan issues; and an issue brief on measuring pension plan health. (October 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. (October 20, 2017)