Academy News

The March HealthCheck covers the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s three issue briefs on Affordable Care Act (ACA) related health issues; the Health Practice Council’s visits to Capitol Hill to meet with federal lawmakers and policymakers; congressional efforts to repeal and replace parts of the ACA; and recent health-related regulatory rulings. (March 08, 2017)

The Actuaries Climate Index has been updated with data for spring and summer of 2016, reflecting continued high frequencies of extreme weather events. Read the news release. (March 07, 2017)

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 03, 2017)

In the latest issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “Preparing for Artificial Intelligence Before It’s Too Late,” asks what happens when intelligence and awareness are no longer uniquely human traits. Other stories include the future of the Affordable Care Act—if and why any reforms to the health care law need to take key provisions into account; musings on whether prevailing assumptions about mortality are correct; and the who, how, and why of principle-based reserving. Also, in his first Presidential Papers column as part of the “Professionalism in Action” series, Academy President Bob Beuerlein asks, “Are You Modeling Professionalism?” He notes actuaries have the opportunity to be teachers and role models to fellow actuaries, and cites the importance of the Code of Professional Conduct. (March 01, 2017)

The February Actuarial Update covers Health Practice Council (HPC) volunteers’ annual visits to Capitol Hill to discuss Affordable Care Act and related health issues with federal lawmakers and policymakers. HPC members met with congressional staff and representatives from key federal agencies, highlighting the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s three recent issue briefs. Also covered: Registration is open for the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, set for Nov. 14–15 in Washington; and the “Professionalism Counts” column covers three revised actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs) reissued by the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) in 2016–ASOP Nos. 21 (Responding to or Assisting Auditors), 23 (Data Quality), and 24 (Life Illustrations) 2016–and describes how the ASB keeps ASOPs current. (February 28, 2017)

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. (February 24, 2017)

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. (February 17, 2017)

Three new issue briefs developed by the Academy’s Individual and Small Group Markets Committee examine key public policy considerations for policymakers weighing proposals to replace or reform the Affordable Care Act through high-risk pools, selling health insurance across state lines, and association health plansRead the news release. (February 14, 2017)

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. (February 10, 2017)

The February issue of HealthCheck features the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s issue paper examining the individual health insurance market and implications of potential changes thereto; written testimony submitted for the record on the effectiveness of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act, and regulatory, legislative, and executive actions affecting the health care landscape. (February 08, 2017)

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. (February 03, 2017)

Senior Pension Fellow Ted Goldman presented on “Longevity and Retirement Security” at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “The Shifting Paradigm of Retirement” forum in Washington on Feb. 3, reviewing the jointly sponsored Actuaries Longevity Illustrator and the challenges of and potential approaches to addressing longevity risk. View the slides. (February 03, 2017)

The January Actuarial Update covers the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s new issue paper examining the experience of the individual health insurance market under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and considerations of that market’s sustainability under any potential reforms or repeal of the ACA. Also in this issue the Actuarial Standards Board adopts revisions to two actuarial standards of practice; Academy volunteers and interested parties must commit to objectivity; a new webpage features important information about principle-based reserving (PBR); and the Academy is seeking pooled health plan data. (January 31, 2017)

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. (January 27, 2017)

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. (January 19, 2017)