Academy News

Read the newest edition of PBA Perspectives, the Academy’s quarterly update on regulatory, legislative, and Academy activities surrounding the implementation of the Principle-Based Approach (PBA) for life insurance. (December 22, 2015)

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. (December 18, 2015)

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. (December 11, 2015)

The December issue of HealthCheck recaps Academy work groups’ health presentations at the NAIC Fall National Meeting; a new Premium Review Work Group practice note; and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ release of proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017 and draft 2017 actuarial value calculator and methodology. (December 09, 2015)

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. (December 04, 2015)

In this month’s Actuarial Update, read about the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, which covered a host of professionalism and policy issues as the Academy celebrated its milestone 50th anniversary. Also released in conjunction with the celebration were a new movie, book, and timeline—find out more inside. Also in this issue: new Academy President Tom Wildsmith outlined his vision for the profession; the Actuarial Standards Board posted two exposure drafts for comment; and the Academy presented at the NAIC Fall National Meeting. (November 30, 2015)

The Academy continued its dialog with insurance regulators on a wide variety of issues, including long-term care insurance, automobile insurance, risk-based capital, and principle-based reserving at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners 2015 Fall National Meeting held November 19-22 at National Harbor, outside of Washington, DC. Read the Academy Alert here.  (November 25, 2015)

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. (November 20, 2015)

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. (November 13, 2015)

The dues renewal process for 2016 is now open, with membership dues remaining the same for a fifth consecutive year. Members may log in here to pay and make changes to your account. Coinciding with the dues renewal, the Academy released The Record, which highlights the Academy’s 2015 publications and achievements. (November 11, 2015)

The November issue of HealthCheck recaps the Academy’s ‘Aging Securely’ Forum, held in Washington late last month, and the concurrent release of several Medicare and Long-Term Care papers; a Health Practice International Committee issue brief; and the Academy’s Nov. 4 international health care webinar—the last in a series with the Academy’s Health Practice International Committee and the International Actuarial Association Health Section—that focused on Canada and Chile. (November 11, 2015)

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. (November 06, 2015)

The Canada-United States Cross-Border Discipline Agreement is designed to reduce the risk that actuaries from one country doing actuarial work in the other have to go through two discipline processes arising from a single complaint made to the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) and/or the American Academy of Actuaries (Academy). To assist actuaries in understanding how the Cross-Border Discipline Agreement operates and the professional obligations of Canadian actuaries working in the United States and American actuaries working in Canada, the Academy and the CIA have produced a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document. The FAQs answer many questions, including the following:
  • I am a U.S. actuary and am doing work for a Canadian principal. When am I considered to be “practicing in Canada”?
  • I am both a U.S. actuary and a Canadian actuary. What rules of professional conduct apply to me?
You can find the Cross-Border Agreement here and the FAQs and their answers here. (November 06, 2015)

The latest issue of Contingencies is now available in its digital version. It includes a host of features including Rising Tides: The United States faces a serious economic disruption from higher sea levels unless action is taken soon; Resilient Communities: Standing Up to Mother Nature: Better materials and better building codes can help businesses prepare for extreme events; End-of-Life Care in an Aging World: A Global Perspective: The impact of the changing demographics on health care systems must be understood in the context of complex constraints; and Communicating Longevity Risk: The second in this two-part series shows how mutual understanding is necessary to communicate policies and solutions in a way the public will find meaningful. (November 03, 2015)

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. (October 30, 2015)