Academy News

The American Academy of Actuaries honored five of its volunteers, Anne Button, Audrey Halvorson, Geoffrey Hancock, David Ingram, and Joeff Williams, with the 2013 Award for Outstanding Volunteerism a ceremony held earlier today at the organization’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. Read the news release. (November 04, 2013)

The American Academy of Actuaries announced the beginning of the terms of the four regular director members elected by its members in online balloting this past summer: Albert Beer, Thomas Campbell, Audrey Halvorson, and Annie Voldman. Read the news release. (November 04, 2013)

Read about how insurance companies may be overlooking the importance of personnel in corporate transformation, the outlook for workers’ compensation insurance in the 21st century, and how the baby boom generation is at the forefront of yet another social revolution: retirement without a safety net. (November 01, 2013)

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 01, 2013)

Speakers provide a series of vignettes demonstrating how to apply the Code of Professional Conduct and ASOPs with care and skill. Precept 3 and ASOP No. 41, Actuarial Communications, are used to showcase real-life scenarios. Speakers then discuss key takeaways and steps for heightening the level of professionalism in daily work, including documentation and communication. (October 31, 2013)

Read about the Academy's new lunchtime webinar series, policymaker interest in lifetime income, a remembrance of Curtis Huntington, a new infographic on continuing education, NAIC and long-term disability issues, health care receivables webinar, new ASOPs, and Academy presentations on PBR and long-term care. (October 31, 2013)

The Academy’s Committee on Qualifications is pleased to provide a new professionalism tool to help actuaries gain a better understanding of which continuing education requirements apply to them. View the “Which CE Requirements Apply to Me?” infographic. (October 30, 2013)

Registration for the next Academy Capitol Forum webinar is open! The November webinar features speakers from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the Academy’s Financial Regulatory Reform Task Force. Presenters will highlight several insurance regulatory developments that are occurring at the state, federal, and international levels—a discussion of ComFrame, global systemically important financial institutions, Solvency Modernization Initiative, Own Risk Solvency Assessment (ORSA), and others. You’ll also receive an overview of many of the key regulatory organizations involved with implementing these regulatory changes. (October 30, 2013)

The Academy’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee will outline an iterative framework to implement or enhance the ERM discipline within insurance companies. Presenters will elaborate more on the definition, standards, regulations, and common aspects of ERM that are included in the July ERM practice note, “Insurance Enterprise Risk Management Practices.” (October 25, 2013)

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 25, 2013)

Read about the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. deficit, the 2013 Gray Book, longevity, pension-related ASOPs, and Academy comments on various proposed regulations. (October 23, 2013)

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 18, 2013)

Whether you’re an actuary who signs P/C loss reserve opinions or someone who assists in preparing them, the Academy’s annual seminar on P/C Effective Loss Reserve Opinions offers you an opportunity to deepen your expertise, become more efficient in your work, and differentiate yourself from others in your field. Join us on Nov. 13 and 14 in St. Louis for this highly interactive and customized seminar. Registration spaces are limited to maximize customization and robust discussion. Register today! (October 18, 2013)

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 11, 2013)

With great sadness we announce the passing of Curtis E. Huntington, who died peacefully on Oct. 7 in Ann Arbor, Mich. after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 71. Curtis was known and admired by many as an accomplished actuary who worked tirelessly to promote actuarial professionalism. He was a current board member of the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD), a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and an associated professional member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. We will miss him and his many contributions to the profession. Watch video of Curtis accepting the 2012 Jarvis Farley Service Award. (October 10, 2013)