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. (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)

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)