Academy News

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)

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)