Academy News

In the May/June issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “Outer Space for All,” looks at what risks individuals will bear in a new era of commercial spaceflight. Also, “Risk Is Not a Four-Letter Word” looks at how a shift in societal attitudes has changed how we contemplate this integral concept; “How to Survive—and Thrive—Amid Regulatory Change” looks at how companies can adapt to new environments; and “Bayes’ Gift” covers how actuaries discovered (and rediscovered) a powerful analytical tool. And in Part 2 of the “Professionalism in Action” series, Academy President Bob Beuerlein explores professionalism and actuary-to-actuary communications. (May 01, 2017)

The April Actuarial Update covers the nomination of Shawna Ackerman to be the Academy’s next president-elect, the Casualty Practice Council’s new flood monograph, Academy representation at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Spring 2017 National Meeting and the International Actuarial Association Meeting, the Enrolled Actuaries Meeting, and a preview of the May 18 Actuaries Climate Index webinar. (April 28, 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. (April 28, 2017)

In a four-part series in Contingencies, Academy President Tom Wildsmith examines the infrastructure of actuarial professionalism and how the Academy is instrumental in supporting that infrastructure and the U.S. actuarial profession. Wildsmith terms this infrastructure a “web of professionalism,” and the series explores how the Academy developed these foundational documents and bodies to provide the professionalism framework for the profession. The series was redesigned as a standalone publication. Read it here.  (April 27, 2017)

It’s time once again to nominate a deserving colleague or respected mentor for one of the Academy’s prestigious annual awards, either for public service or for a lifetime of service to the actuarial profession and the Academy, as described below.
  • The Robert J. Myers Public Service Award honors an actuary who made an exceptional contribution to the common good, specifically through a single noteworthy public service achievement or a career devoted to public service.
  • The Jarvis Farley Service Award is a lifetime achievement award presented to an actuary whose volunteer efforts on behalf of the Academy have made significant contributions to the advancement of the profession through a lifetime of service.
  •  The Outstanding Volunteerism Award honors Academy volunteers who have made a single, noteworthy volunteerism contribution in the past year.
The deadline for nominations is June 30, and the awards will be presented at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum Nov. 14–15 in Washington. (April 25, 2017)

The Health Practice Council published an issue brief examining ways in which the individual health insurance market can be strengthened and made more viable. Read the news release.  (April 24, 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. (April 21, 2017)

The Flood Insurance Work Group released a new public policy monograph, The National Flood Insurance Program: Challenges and Solutions. The monograph provides objective information to policy makers on differing approaches to premium setting and program financing, including both public and private financing mechanisms. It also examines improvements in flood risk assessment and modeling that are reducing the uncertainties surrounding flood coverage and could lead to greater market participation by private insurers and reinsurers. Read the news release. (April 19, 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. (April 14, 2017)

The April HealthCheck covers the Academy’s responses to recent Affordable Care Act and American Health Care Act legislative activity; the Medicaid Funding Work Group’s issue brief on proposed Medicaid funding approaches; Academy health presentations at the NAIC Spring 2017 National Meeting in Denver; and the March 24 global health webinar on long-term care approaches in the United States and Germany. (April 12, 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. (April 07, 2017)

Read Academy President Bob Beuerlein’s letter to members explaining why the Academy is reaching out to various segments of our membership to gather data on para-actuaries. (April 06, 2017)

On February 8, 2017, Timothy W. Sharpe filed a complaint against the Academy in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Sharpe filed an amended complaint on March 16, 2017. The Academy considers the suit without merit and intends to defend it vigorously. The Academy filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint on April 4, 2017. (April 06, 2017)

The March Actuarial Update includes the Academy’s health policy activities related to the Affordable Care Act and the American Health Care Act; a call for nominations for Academy regular directors; the “Professionalism Counts” column on ASOP No. 32, Social Insurance; and a remembrance of Academy charter member A. Haeworth Robertson, recipient of the Academy’s Robert J. Myers Public Service Award in 2004. (March 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. (March 31, 2017)