Academy News

Letter to members regarding the joint Academy/Society of Actuaries Pension Finance Task Force. (August 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. (August 05, 2016)

The July issue of Actuarial Update covers the new speakers added for the Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; Academy President Tom Wildsmith’s column, which looks at the importance of continuing education; Actuarial Standards Board Chairperson Maryellen Coggins’ ‘Professionalism Counts’ looks at the origins of ASOP No. 1; and the Academy’s annual volunteer survey will be coming in August. (July 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. (July 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. (July 22, 2016)

Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello spoke Friday at the Alliance for Health Reform’s panel discussion, “Trends in Coverage and Affordability on the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces,” giving an overview of factors driving 2017 health premiums based on the Academy’s May issue brief. (July 15, 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. (July 15, 2016)

The latest issue of PBA Perspectives features updates on principle-based reserving as well as regulatory, legislative, and Academy activities surrounding the implementation of the principle-based approach (PBA) for life insurance. (July 15, 2016)

The July issue of HealthCheck covers the Medicare Subcommittee’s issue brief on Medicare’s financial condition, the Academy’s webinar looking at principle-based reserve modeling for long-term care insurance, and notes recent legislative and regulatory updates, including the Academy’s recently released StateScan Quarterly summer newsletter. (July 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. (July 08, 2016)

The Committee on Professional Responsibility (COPR) of the Academy’s Council on Professionalism has released a new discussion paper, Considerations of Professional Standards in International Practice. As actuarial work crosses national borders, actuaries are becoming exposed to a variety of laws and professional standards from different jurisdictions. Consequently, questions frequently arise about the professional requirements that apply in international situations. This discussion paper identifies and explores some of these issues. (July 08, 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. (July 01, 2016)

Check out the latest issue of Contingencies. The cover story, “Step by Step,” offers a practical reform for Social Security that aligns retirement age with income. Other features investigate risk management in moviemaking, and applying game theory to assess the impact of integrated health care delivery models. Also, a new department examines the structures of actuarial professionalism, beginning with the Code of Professional Conduct. (July 01, 2016)

The Social Security Committee released an issue brief that explores possible design changes to Social Security addressing issues faced by a growing part of the U.S. population who may attain advanced ages and lack adequate resources. (June 30, 2016)

In the latest issue of Actuarial Update, former Sen. Chris Dodd, principal sponsor of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, will give the keynote address at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum. Also, the Actuarial Standards Board released its Pension Task Force report, the Academy released issue briefs analyzing the findings of the annual Medicare and Social Security trustees’ reports, a webinar looked at actuarial professionalism and Big Data, and a July webinar will cover the insurance implications for driverless cars. (June 30, 2016)