Reinsurance Work Group Presents to LATF on PBR Allocation and Credit for Reinsurance

November 13, 2018
The Reinsurance Work Group gave a presentation to the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on potential issues relating to VM-20 Credit for Reinsurance.

ARWG Provides Update to LATF on Recommendations for VM-22

November 13, 2018
The Annuity Reserves Work Group provided an update to the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on their recommended changes to VM-22.

This Week, November 5-9, 2018

November 09, 2018

Academy Submits Comments to NAIC on 3-Year Experience Proposal Draft

November 08, 2018
Academy Past President Mary D. Miller sent comments to the NAIC on CASTF’s draft 3-year experience proposal.

Vote today on two proposals to amend the Academy’s bylaws

November 06, 2018
A letter from nine Academy presidents urges members to vote “Yes” on Proposal 1 and “No” on Proposal 2 in the Academy bylaws election now underway. The deadline to vote is this Friday, Nov. 9. Citing their decades-long experience on the Academy Board and as volunteers, they write, “We understand the very distinct and different position that the Academy has in the U.S. actuarial profession.

Professionalism Counts, October 2018

October 31, 2018
Celebrating 30 years of the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB), the “Professionalism Counts” column, written by ASB Chairperson Beth Fitzgerald, incoming 2019 Chairperson Kathleen Riley, and Vice Chairperson Maryellen Coggins, recaps some of the ASB’s many accomplishments and invites actuaries to become involved by volunteering for ASB-related professionalism activities and promoting use of the actuarial standards of practice. (

Academy Membership Renewal

November 07, 2018
Read Academy President Shawna Ackerman’s letter to members on renewing membership in the American Academy of Actuaries.

More Tales From The Dark Side: Ethical Cases At The ABCD

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This next iteration will explore examples of ethical problems based on cases that have been brought before the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline.
Event Date: 
December 20, 2018

Inaugural Issue of Life Perspectives Released

November 01, 2018
Life Perspectives, a new quarterly Academy publication, is designed to keep you up to date on activities of the Life Practice Council (LPC). In the inaugural issue , read about the Academy’s forthcoming PBR Assumptions Manual, which aims to provide a step-by-step example framework of the process to update assumptions for life insurance valuation purposes—along with all the other activities of the LPC from the past several months.