Academy News

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)

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. (February 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. (February 19, 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. (February 12, 2016)

The February issue of HealthCheck includes a call for volunteers for the HPC Communications Committee, highlights the health-related items in President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal, covers three recent Academy webinars on health care issues, and notes several work groups’ comment letters to the NAIC. (February 10, 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. (February 05, 2016)

In the latest issue of Actuarial Update, read about the Academy’s new U.S. Qualification Standards (USQS) Attestation Form, and Immediate Past President Mary D. Miller’s column on the “team effort” it took to complete it. Also in this issue: the Academy names a new senior pension fellow, Ted Goldman; Contingencies, HealthCheck, and the Winter EAR were released; the Professionalism Counts column covers available USQS resources; and Life & Health and P/C law manuals are available. (February 01, 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. (January 29, 2016)

In the Winter 2015-16 edition of the Enrolled Actuaries Report, read about concerns over the long-term health of multiemployer pension plans; find out more about pension sessions and plenary speakers at the Academy’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; see what the Pension Practice Council wrote in comments to the IRS and Treasury Department on Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLACs); and examine the annual updated Social Security and IRS tables. (January 28, 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. (January 22, 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. (January 15, 2016)

The January issue of HealthCheck covers the Academy’s Risk Sharing Subcommittee’s comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on a proposed rule on benefit and payment parameters for 2017; the Premium Work Group’s practice note released in December on rate filing requirements related to the unified rate review template and actuarial memorandum; President Obama’s veto of a bill that would have overturned the Affordable Care Act; and a preview of upcoming Academy health care webinars. (January 13, 2016)

The Academy released its annual year-end Legislative/Regulatory Review that provides members with a summary of significant state, federal, and international developments that affected the U.S. actuarial profession last year, and major issues that will continue into 2016. This special alert also highlights the Academy’s work in all practice areas. (January 12, 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. (January 08, 2016)

The latest issue of Contingencies is now available in its digital version. It includes a host of features including “The 3 Rs: A Checkup”—With one full year of data collected, let’s check on these vital risk-sharing mechanisms of the Affordable Care Act; “Fluid Dynamics: Laboratory Testing and Life Underwriting”—A look at the present and future of the lab tests that life underwriters use in assessing risk; “Calculating Doomsday: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Catastrophe Risk Modeling—and Running for Your Life in the Pacific Northwest”— How actuaries are informing the discussion around the risks associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Also in this issue, new Academy President Tom Wildsmith investigates what it means to be a “professional,” an examination of how the actuarial profession is responding to the preponderance of “Big Data,” puzzles, and more. (January 07, 2016)