Academy News

The May issue of HealthCheck covers the Academy’s new issue brief on 2017 premium drivers, the Risk Sharing Subcommittee’s issue paper on the ACA risk adjustment program, legislative and regulatory updates, and highlights this fall’s Life and Health Qualifications Seminar. (May 11, 2016)

A new issue brief produced by the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee, Drivers of 2017 Health Insurance Premium Changes, provides an overview of the general factors underlying premium rate setting and highlights the major components driving premium changes for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read the news release. (May 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. (May 06, 2016)

The American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries jointly released the Actuaries Longevity Illustrator, an easy-to-use online tool to calculate longevity risk. The Actuaries Longevity Illustrator is available to everyone and provides the user with the likelihood of living various lengths of time, through which individuals and couples can better understand the risk of outliving their retirement income. Read the news release. (May 05, 2016)

The Spring 2016 edition of the Enrolled Actuaries Report covers the Academy’s recent Enrolled Actuaries (EA) Meeting in Washington; Academy Senior Pension Fellow Ted Goldman highlights longevity risk at a National Retirement Planning Week forum; Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) representatives outline the ASB Pension Task Force’s work on public pension plans; and Social Security and retirement issues top the Academy’s EA Meeting poll of election-year issues. (May 05, 2016)

Check out the latest issue of Contingencies. Features include “Help Them Get Home,” about how predictive modeling can improve outcomes in child welfare cases; “The Specter of Antiselection,” which explores how the increase in nondisclosure from applicants threatens the viability of life insurers; and “Mortality Experience of Hollywood Actors”—the media coverage of high-profile deaths of famous actors may suggest a “Live fast, die young” trend, but a deep study of the data offers some intriguing findings. Plus a provocative look at risk ranking as it pertains to kidney donation, the trillion-dollar marketplace of credit risk-sharing transactions, and the first puzzle in our new Crossword department. (May 02, 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. (April 29, 2016)

The April issue of Actuarial Update features the Academy’s slate of officer nominations, led by Stephen Alpert, selected by the Nominating Committee to be the nominee for president-elect. Also, read about a new issue paper that explores the first year of experience of the Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment program, the “look in the mirror” test regarding actuarial qualifications, and much more. (April 29, 2016)

The Pension Practice Council submitted comments to the Department of Defense regarding the use of personal discount rates to calculate lump-sum payments from military pensions as required in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. (April 27, 2016)

The Casualty Practice Council and the P/C Extreme Events Committee sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives commenting on HR 2901, The Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, concerning expansion of the role of private insurers in the flood insurance marketplace. (April 26, 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. (April 22, 2016)

The latest issue of PBA Perspectives features an update on principle-based reserving (PBR), which has reached a key milestone after more than a decade of development. The issue also contains regulatory, legislative, and Academy activities surrounding the implementation of the principle-based approach (PBA) for life insurance. (April 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. (April 15, 2016)

The April issue of HealthCheck covers the Health Practice Council’s presentations at the NAIC Spring 2016 National Meeting, recaps the Academy’s recent webinar with Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) representatives, and highlights this fall’s Life and Health Qualifications Seminar. (April 13, 2016)

The Risk Sharing Subcommittee published an issue paper that reviews the first year of experience under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) risk adjustment program with a focus on experience in the individual market. Read the news release here. (April 12, 2016)