Academy News

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)

In this month’s Actuarial Update, incoming Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) Chairperson Maryellen Coggins highlights several key issues facing the ASB in 2016, including public pension plans. Also in this issue: the Academy releases a new practice note on statements of actuarial opinion on property/casualty loss reserves; an Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) professionalism webinar highlights ways the ABCD guidance can help you; and the ‘Professionalism Counts’ column encourages actuaries to keep the Code of Professional Conduct in your pocket. (December 31, 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. (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)