Academy News

The October Actuarial Update covers the recent “Aging Securely” Capitol Hill forum and release of the new Social Security Game; the appointment of the Academy’s new general counsel, Paul Kollmer-Dorsey; the release of a joint paper on longevity risk; and the ASB’s release of ASOP No. 50. (October 30, 2015)

The Academy released a new interactive Social Security Game that allows users to explore various options and their consequences to make Social Security sustainable for generations to come. The game, which is compatible with smart phones and tablets, debunks various myths about Social Security and illustrates the options of reducing benefits or increasing revenues necessary to make the program sustainable for the next 75 years. (October 23, 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 23, 2015)

The Academy held a forum on issues surrounding aging securely at the U.S. Capitol that explored long-term care, lifetime income, and the sustainability of public programs like Medicare and Social Security. (October 23, 2015)

The Medicare Subcommittee released an issue brief that examines the potential for Medicare Advantage plans to improve quality of care at lower prices as part of its Medicare@50 series. (October 23, 2015)

The Long-Term Care (LTC) Reform Subcommittee released issue briefs on LTC insurance portability, product design flexibility, and pricing flexibility as part of its new series on LTC issues. (October 23, 2015)

The Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force released three issue briefs in the Risky Business series: one explores financial literacy and education for prospective retirees, and refocused plan design and federal retirement policies; another provides actuarial insights regarding lifetime income planning; and a third examines risk sharing by retirees. The task force also released an issue brief that explains general retirement planning considerations, and another designed to provide a high-level perspective on key aspects related to lifetime income. (October 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. (October 16, 2015)

The October issue of HealthCheck includes coverage of the Academy’s testimony on the implications of expanding the small group definition under the Affordable Care Act to companies with up to 100 employees, and President Obama signing a measure into law that amends the ACA to make it optional for states to participate in that expansion; Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello’s participation in a panel discussion on drivers of health care premium changes; and a roundup of several other House and Senate health care bills. (October 14, 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 09, 2015)

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. (October 06, 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 02, 2015)

In this month’s Actuarial Update, read about the Academy’s upcoming forum in Washington that will look at challenges and opportunities regarding retirement and long-term care issues. Also in this issue: the Capitol Steps will highlight the gala dinner at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, as part of our 50th anniversary celebration; the annual Myers and Farley award winners, announced in September, will be presented at the Annual Meeting; Academy representatives visited China and Europe in September; and a Sept. 2 international health care webinar drew global interest. (September 30, 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. (September 25, 2015)

In the Fall 2015 edition of the Enrolled Actuaries Report, read about a recent federal appeals court ruling on ERISA plans; the Academy’s testimony at an Internal Revenue Service hearing on the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014; the Academy’s issue brief on Social Security’s financial condition; and more. (September 23, 2015)