Academy News

Academy President Cecil Bykerk responds with a letter to the editors of The Wall Street Journal to an April 10 op-ed, “The Pension Rate-of-Return Fantasy,” regarding pension funding and expected rates of return. (April 12, 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. (April 12, 2013)

As policy makers debate changes to Social Security and Medicare in the 2014 federal budget proposed by President Obama, the nation’s actuaries urge them to consider the impact of policy changes on the sustainability of these vital social-insurance programs. Social Security and Medicare are among the highest public policy priorities for the American Academy of Actuaries, in part because of their near-universal impact on U.S. retirees. Read the news release. (April 11, 2013)

Read about recent health care reform activities in the latest edition. (April 10, 2013)

The Casualty Practice Council, represented by Chairperson Mike Angelina, presented an actuarial perspective on insurance for acts of terrorism at the NAIC's Center for Insurance Policy and Research Brunch. (April 09, 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. (April 05, 2013)

Read about issues that affect pension actuaries and the Academy’s work to advance sound pension policy in the latest edition. (April 05, 2013)

Subgroups of the Life Practice Council gave presentations to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial Task Force regarding development of an aggregate margin and mortality studies, submitted reports on nonforfeiture modernization and, synthetic guaranteed investment contracts and proposed amendments to VM-20 regarding policy loans, deterministic reserve and pre-tax investment maintenance reserve. (April 04, 2013)

Read about the Academy’s recent work on PBR implementation, an issue brief on raising the retirement age, webinars, and upcoming events. (March 29, 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. (March 29, 2013)

Presenters cover ASOP Nos. 46 and 47, relating to risk evaluation and risk treatment in enterprise risk management (ERM). They also discuss why ERM standards are needed and how actuaries should comply with them. (March 28, 2013)

Join us to learn more about the recently released minimum value (MV) calculator—an important component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. The American Academy of Actuaries will hold this free webinar with representatives from the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), who will provide a brief demonstration of the calculator and then answer YOUR questions about the MV calculator. (March 28, 2013)

This seminar is 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 but may not have met the specific knowledge requirements set forth in the U.S. Qualification Standards. See why so many of your peers find this seminar the most expeditious way to acquire basic education required to obtain health and life qualifications under Section 3 of the U.S. Qualifications. Register early: Seats are limited and fill up quickly! (March 27, 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. (March 22, 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. (March 15, 2013)