Academy News

The Academy addressed long-term care, flood and auto insurance, principle-based reserving, and professionalism among the many topics raised with insurance regulators at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Spring 2016 National Meeting held April 3-6 in New Orleans. Read the full coverage here. (April 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. (April 01, 2016)

The latest issue of Actuarial Update features the new “Addressing Ethical Concerns” course available on the Academy’s eLearning Center. Also in this issue, Health Practice Council volunteers make their annual visit to Capitol Hill; the new StateScan legislative portal kicked off in March; Academy volunteers’ annual COI and CE attestations are due now; and the “Professionalism Counts” column focuses on objectivity and independence. (March 31, 2016)

The Record, the Academy’s annual report of activities, was updated to reflect activities through year-end. Included in this final edition are highlights of the many achievements for 2015 from the practice councils and professionalism committees and boards, as well as a detailed synopsis of the Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, which celebrated the Academy’s 50th anniversary. (March 30, 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. (March 25, 2016)

Following the re-introduction of the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (PEPTA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Academy said that it hopes that the bill will lead to a discussion that raises the awareness of public sector plan issues in the United States, including where information is currently provided, what current disclosures mean, and what other information would be useful to the public. Read the Academy alert and news release. (March 23, 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. (March 18, 2016)

Academy members may access the slides and audio from this March 17 webinar on the USQS here. This interactive webinar featured experts from the Academy’s Committee on Qualifications (COQ). (March 17, 2016)

The Academy now provides StateScan—state legislative reports on key topics—as a service to its members. Each report shows legislation in all 50 states on a selected topic, including a short bill summary, legislative status, and sponsor information. All reports automatically update the status of listed bills. Login now to access StateScan here. (March 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. (March 11, 2016)

The March issue of HealthCheck covers the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ release of a final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ release of several key documents and statements, and a save-the-date notice for the Life and Health Qualifications seminar, to be held in November. (March 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. (March 04, 2016)

Check out the latest issue of Contingencies. Features include “The Futures of the U.S. Health Care System,” about how a practice from the business world called scenario planning can help actuaries describe how potential futures may unfold; “The Real Goal of American Pension Legislation,” which investigates why U.S. law seems to lead to a disconnect between stated goals and realized outcomes; and “Fed Up,” which looks at what the Federal Reserve’s move to raise its benchmark interest rate means for financial companies’ bottom lines? Plus an actuary’s perspective on economic inequality and why it’s important. (March 01, 2016)

As voters consider their choices in state primary elections and in the run-up to the general election, the Academy is urging them to “make issues count” by evaluating the substance of presidential and congressional candidates’ positions, aided by the Academy’s new series of issue-focused Election Guides. (February 29, 2016)

In the latest issue of Actuarial Update, read President Tom Wildsmith’s column on how transparency in the context of pensions is vital for assuring the profession’s public trust, and about the Academy’s new 2016 election guides. Also in this issue: It’s time to nominate a fellow member for one of the Academy’s annual service awards; HealthCheck and the ASB Boxscore were released; the Professionalism Counts column looks at first impressions of professionalism; and the Academy will host a March 17 webinar on the U.S. Qualification Standards. (February 29, 2016)