Academy News

Voting has closed for the 2012 election for three open Regular Director positions for three-year terms on the Academy Board of Directors. Thanks to the thousands of Academy members who participated. Results will be announced in advance of the Academy’s Oct. 15 annual meeting. (August 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. (August 17, 2012)

Read about the Academy’s public policy activities in the pension arena in the latest edition of the Retirement Account.  (August 15, 2012)

The Academy’s Health Practice Council sent a letter to Sen. Thune and Rep. Boustany to clarify the nature and intent of recent Academy-hosted roundtables focused on addressing the accessibility and affordability of long-term care services. (August 15, 2012)

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)