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. (September 16, 2016)

The latest edition of the Enrolled Actuaries Report includes Academy Senior Pension Fellow Ted Goldman’s cover story on how defined benefit plans can adapt the best attributes of defined contribution plans; Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Director Tom Reeder will be a keynote speaker at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; and the Actuarial Standards Board’s Pension Task Force release of its report on public pension plans. (September 13, 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. (September 09, 2016)

On Sept. 5, the actuarial profession lost a treasured and important member of its community—William A. “Bill” Halvorson. A president of the Academy in 1981-82 and an officer in the years leading up to that, and a former president of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Halvorson was instrumental in helping shape the Academy’s contributions to the profession and defining the roles of actuaries. He was a dedicated and passionate volunteer and an outspoken advocate for the profession, using his platform to underscore how actuaries serve the public. Read remembrances from Walter S. Rugland, a past vice president of the Academy and a past president of the SOA; and Bill’s daughter Audrey Halvorson, a longtime Academy volunteer and a current director on the Academy Board. Bill’s contributions to the profession were highlighted in a video produced for the Academy’s 50th Anniversary celebration last year. The excerpts referring to Bill are here. (September 09, 2016)

Academy members presented on longevity risk, long-term care insurance, professionalism, and other actuarial issues before regulators at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Summer 2016 National Meeting held the last week of August in San Diego. Read the Academy alert. (September 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. (September 02, 2016)

Check out the latest issue of Contingencies. The cover story, “In the Red Zone,” discusses concussions in the NFL and other sports and their long-lingering aftermath. Other features investigate when pension plan solvency is important, and how plan sponsors can adjust over time to maintain sustainability; a look at the nascent field of cryonics; and a possible partnership between the actuarial and earth sciences to aid in offshore oil drilling. (September 01, 2016)

The August issue of Actuarial Update includes the Academy’s presentations at the NAIC Summer Meeting in San Diego; a new long-term care credibility monograph and proposed cancer claim cost valuation tables; a “Professionalism Counts” column on ASOP No. 1 and professionalism; and the continuing education credit opportunities in the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum. (August 31, 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. (August 26, 2016)

Members can vote for four regular directors starting on Friday, Aug. 26. On Friday, please check for an email from Intelliscan (electionadmin@intelliscaninc.net), the Academy's election vendor, for your online ballot. For those without email addresses, you will receive your ballot by regular mail. If you need help with or have questions about your ballot, send an email to Keith Weir (kwier@intelliscaninc.com). For other questions please contact Claire Mickelson, Academy senior policy analyst (mickelson@actuary.org). (August 26, 2016)

The Academy released New Risk Regulators and Regulations, an Essential Elements report that highlights many of the new state, federal, and international regulators and oversight efforts that have emerged in the wake of the 2008-09 global recession. The Essential Elements series is designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences. (August 25, 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. (August 19, 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. (August 12, 2016)

With over 19,000 members, the Academy appreciates the active participation of over 1,000 volunteers from every practice area who lend their skill, knowledge, and experience to the Academy’s work on public policy and professionalism issues. Members have been invited to complete the Academy’s annual Volunteer Survey via individual email. The survey is also available on the members-only section of the Academy website until Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (August 10, 2016)

The August issue of HealthCheck covers Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello’s participation in a panel discussion on 2017 premium cost drivers; the Academy’s testimony to a congressional health insurance hearing; and several new health-issue election guides; and includes reminders on the Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum and the Life and Health Qualifications Seminar. (August 10, 2016)