Academy News

Don’t miss this opportunity to vote for three open Regular Director positions on the Academy Board of Directors. Member emails with a unique link to vote were sent from “American Academy of Actuaries Election Coordinator” from the email address "noreply@directvote.net." Vote now! (August 13, 2012)

Registration is now open for the Nov. 7–8 P/C Effective Loss Reserve Opinion Seminar: Tools for the Appointed Actuary. Actuaries who write P/C loss reserve opinions and who want to stay up to date on regulations and standards applicable in drafting loss reserve opinions should attend. New breakout sessions will focus on intercompany pooling, premium reserves, reinsurance, and extended reporting contracts. New workshops will cover sample opinions and report documentation. Don’t miss it! (August 10, 2012)

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. (August 10, 2012)

The North American Actuarial Council Collaborative Research Group has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to examine the regulatory risk faced by insurance companies in North America and their actuaries. Proposals must be received no later than September 30, 2012. (August 09, 2012)

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. (August 03, 2012)

The chairpersons of the Pension Committee, along with Senior Pension Fellow Don Fuerst, sent a letter to Treasury officials regarding the implementation of MAP-21 pension provisions. The letter expresses support for the urgent need to publish the 25-year average segment rates required under MAP-21. Attached to the letter is an outline of topics discussed by several Pension Committee members at a meeting with Treasury on July 23. (August 02, 2012)

The Pension Practice Council sent a letter to Senator Orrin Hatch commenting on a January report entitled “State and Local Government Defined Benefit Pension Plans: The Pension Debt Crisis that Threatens America.” The letter references the Pension Practice Council’s newly published issue brief that debunks the myth that an 80% funded ratio is the proper basis for determining whether a pension plan is financially or “actuarially” sound. (July 31, 2012)

Read about the Academy’s recent activities in the latest edition of the Actuarial Update. (July 31, 2012)

Don’t miss the primary source of instruction for actuaries who wish to be qualified to issue actuarial opinions for either the NAIC Life and A&H Annual Statement or the NAIC Health Annual Statement. Register today if you have not met these specific knowledge requirements set forth in the U.S. Qualification Standards, intend to change practice areas (experienced FSAs or career ASAs), or need an excellent source of continuing education. Seats are limited! (July 27, 2012)

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. (July 27, 2012)

Read about recent health care reform activities in the latest edition of HealthCheck. (July 25, 2012)

This two-day interactive seminar will allow attendees to work hands-on with the new reserving requirements in VM-20 and apply them to real-life examples. The seminar also will provide plenty of opportunity to discuss specific components of VM-20 with expert faculty. This seminar is jointly sponsored by the Academy and the Society of Actuaries. (July 21, 2012)

Watch your email on Monday, July 23, for your unique link to cast your ballot for Academy Regular Director candidates. The email will come from the email address noreply@directvote.net; please add this address to your “safe sender” list. (July 20, 2012)

Read the responses from each of the five 2012 candidates for the three open Regular Director positions on the Academy Board of Directors to member-submitted questions. (July 20, 2012)

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. (July 20, 2012)