Academy News

Steve Schoonveld, a member of the Federal Long-Term Care Task Force, presented at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Summer Meeting in Burlington, VT on options to reform the long-term care system in the United States. (July 18, 2012)

Don’t miss the opportunity to provide feedback on the Academy’s value, brand, and image. The first email invitation and link was sent to you on Tuesday, July 10 (from the survey research vendor: survey-noreply@smo.surveymonkey.com On Behalf Of sbowman@thehaefergroup.com via surveymonkey.com). The survey closes COB on Friday, July 20. A reminder email with a link to the confidential survey was sent on Tuesday, July 17, to Academy members who have not yet taken the survey. Look for an email from sbowman@thehaefergroup.com. (July 17, 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 13, 2012)

The Academy’s Health Practice Council hosted a webinar on July 11 to provide actuaries from all practice areas with an analysis of the Supreme Court’s June 28 decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Speakers outlined the decision, discussed the next steps in the federal and state implementation process, and highlighted future Academy activities aimed at the challenge of addressing long-term health costs. Download the presentation slides and audio recording. (July 11, 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 06, 2012)

This year’s event at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel & Convention Center is held in conjunction with the Society of Actuaries Annual Meeting. If you are attending the SOA meeting, the Academy luncheon is included. Academy members, who are not attending the SOA meeting, may purchase a ticket for $70. Learn more. (July 02, 2012)

As even the most basic business operations shift to IT systems connected to the Internet, cyber risk has moved to the center of many corporate risk profiles. Read more in the latest issue of Contingencies. (July 01, 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. (June 29, 2012)

The Academy’s Health Practice Council Communications Task Force updated its recent Campaign 2012 voters’ guide, Making Health Care Reform Work: Why Broad Participation is Necessary. The guide is intended to assist voters to understand why broad participation is necessary in the health insurance system to avoid higher premiums. (June 28, 2012)

The American Academy of Actuaries today called the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to keep the Affordable Care Act largely intact a step toward ensuring that health insurance markets attract a broad cross section of risk, a cornerstone to any viable health insurance market. Read the news release. (June 28, 2012)

Read about the Academy’s recent activities in the latest edition of the Actuarial Update. (June 28, 2012)

Read about recent health care reform activities in the latest edition of HealthCheck. (June 27, 2012)

The ASB recently released exposure draft ASOP Risk Treatment in Enterprise Risk Management (comments due Sept. 10); new discussion draft Assessment and Disclosure of Risk Associated with Pension Obligations, Plan Costs, and Plan Contributions (comments due Sept. 30); and updated discussion draft Standards for Principle-Based Reserves for Life Products, which now reflects changes to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Valuation Manual-20. (June 26, 2012)

Don’t let the July 6 deadline pass for nominating an exceptional volunteer for one of the Academy’s three annual awards. The Jarvis Farley Service Award, Robert J. Myers Public Service Award, and the Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. (June 25, 2012)

Read about issues that affect pension actuaries and the Academy’s work to advance sound pension policy in the latest edition of the Enrolled Actuaries Report. (June 25, 2012)