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. (December 09, 2016)

The Academy released Managing the Risks in Cyberspace, an Essential Elements report that explores insurance issues surrounding cyberattacks, including risks from data theft or malicious software. The Essential Elements series is designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences. (December 09, 2016)

The Health Practice Council sent letters to both the U.S. House and Senate on potential adverse consequences of repealing provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without having a replacement approach in place, and the challenges faced by eliminating the reimbursements to insurers for cost-sharing reduction subsidies. Read the news release. (December 07, 2016)

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 02, 2016)

The November Actuarial Update has full coverage of the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, including plenary and breakout sessions of casualty, health, life, and pension practice areas. Also included is the release of the Actuaries Climate Index; a long-term care (LTC) work group’s release of an LTC issue brief on financing criteria; a webinar on alternative pension costs; and the “Professionalism Counts” column on creating a culture of professionalism. (November 30, 2016)

The Academy, in conjunction with three other actuarial organizations, launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI) that provides a quarterly measure of changes in extreme events and sea levels to inform actuaries, public policymakers, and the public about climate trends in the U.S. and Canada. Read the news release. (November 30, 2016)

Laurel Kastrup, the chairperson of the Academy’s Health Financial Reporting and Solvency Committee, testified at a U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing on the federal long-term care insurance program. (November 30, 2016)

The LTC Criteria Work Group published an issue brief examining the essential criteria that should be used to analyze long-term care (LTC) financing reform proposals. Read the news release. (November 29, 2016)

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 18, 2016)

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 11, 2016)

The November HealthCheck recaps Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt’s keynote address at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum last week in Washington; covers recent state, federal and CMS rules and approvals; and notes the Nov. 11 deadline for participating in the health care “Actuarial Challenge.” (November 09, 2016)

The dues renewal process for 2017 is now open. After five consecutive years of no increase in dues, the full regular dues rate for 2017 is $615, an increase of $10. This will ensure that our financial position remains strong as the Academy continues to provide the voice of objective, nonpartisan actuarial analysis to policymakers in the United States. Members may log in here to pay and make changes to your account. Coinciding with the dues renewal, the Academy released “The Meaning of Your Membership,” a high-level look at the Academy’s 2016 activities, publications, and achievements. (November 09, 2016)

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 04, 2016)

Check out the latest issue of Contingencies. The cover story, “Generational Shift,” discusses how aging Millennials will challenge U.S. health and retirement systems—and transform them in the process. Other features investigate the risk considerations of New York’s new paid family leave program; a look at the opportunities and challenges of accelerated underwriting; plus an exploration of how the Actuarial Standards Board helps support the infrastructure of U.S. actuarial professionalism. (November 01, 2016)

The October issue of Actuarial Update covers the Pension Practice Council’s issue brief on the challenges facing the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.’s multiemployer program; the Academy’s upcoming Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum in Washington; North American actuarial organizations expand a cross-border discipline agreement; the approaching deadline for participation in the health care “Actuarial Challenge;” and the “Professionalism Counts” column looks at Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline guidance. (October 31, 2016)