Academy News

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)

The Academy released its second issue of StateScan Quarterly, which now offers highlights of both state regulatory and legislative activities. This issue’s topics include principle-based reserving, Medicaid expansion, and insurance for ride-sharing operations that can be found through StateScan, the legislative/regulatory portal that is provided to Academy members. (June 30, 2016)

The Social Security Committee released an issue brief on the 2016 Social Security Trustees Report that examines the social insurance program’s long-term solvency issues and recommends that Congress should act soon to improve the long-term financial outlook of the program. (June 27, 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. (June 24, 2016)

Former Senator Christopher J. Dodd, principal sponsor of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, will deliver the keynote address at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum on Nov. 3. Also new to the agenda, renowned political satire troupe the Capitol Steps will provide a just-in-time, irreverent musical take on the candidates and the political season as the entertainment for the Nov. 3 dinner at the Capital Hilton. (June 24, 2016)

The Medicare Subcommittee published an issue brief, “Medicare’s Financial Condition: Beyond Actuarial Balance,” on significant concerns about Medicare’s long-term financial health. (June 24, 2016)

The summer 2016 issue of Retirement Account, released Friday, covers the launch of the Actuaries Longevity Illustrator, the Enrolled Actuaries Meeting held in April, an exposure draft of a practice note on investment return assumptions, comments submitted to the Treasury Department and IRS on 2017 applicable mortality tables, and other public policy matters. (June 24, 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. (June 17, 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. (June 10, 2016)

The June issue of HealthCheck covers the Academy’s issue brief on long-term care insurance and a court ruling on cost-sharing programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and notes the Department of Health and Human Services’ June 9 forum on private health insurance in the ACA marketplace. (June 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. (June 03, 2016)