Professionalism News and Events

In response to a letter submitted by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) to the Committee on Qualifications (COQ) earlier this year, the COQ has sent a letter to the SOA regarding their request that the COQ modify Section 3.1.1.2 of the U.S. Qualification Standards at this time to include a reference to the SOA as a provider of property and casualty exams to meet the basic education requirements to sign the NAIC Property and Casualty Annual Statement actuarial opinion. (November 01, 2013)
Speakers provide a series of vignettes demonstrating how to apply the Code of Professional Conduct and ASOPs with care and skill. Precept 3 and ASOP No. 41, Actuarial Communications, are used to showcase real-life scenarios. Speakers then discuss key takeaways and steps for heightening the level of professionalism in daily work, including documentation and communication. (October 31, 2013)
The Academy’s Committee on Qualifications is pleased to provide a new professionalism tool to help actuaries gain a better understanding of which continuing education requirements apply to them. View the “Which CE Requirements Apply to Me?” infographic. (October 30, 2013)
The Academy sent a letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners describing the many ways its mission aligns with regulators and their goals. The letter was sent in response to a request for comments to a discussion draft paper of the Joint Qualified Actuary (A/B/C) subgroup. As the home for actuarial professionalism, the Academy has long worked to serve both the public and the U.S. actuarial profession, describing this mission as “intended to support the objective of regulators to protect and assist the public.” (September 27, 2013)
The Academy hosted a professionalism breakfast for regulators on August 24 to answer regulators’ questions on a range of topics including actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs), the counseling and discipline process, and how to respond to inadequate actuarial work. Academy professionalism representatives also presented to NAIC’s three primary task forces on the U.S. Qualification Standards, recently exposed ASOPs (including those on principle-based reserving and health care filings), and counseling and discipline activities. For more details, see the August 2013 Actuarial Update. (August 24, 2013)
You can review the 70+ comments that were submitted to the Academy’s Committee on Qualifications online. Click here to learn why the request was made and what areas were of particular interest. (August 02, 2013)
This webinar helps actuaries to learn more about the new information contained in the revised ASOP No. 1, Introductory Actuarial Standard of Practice. Effective June 1, 2013, ASOP No. 1 is a revision of the previous Introduction to the Actuarial Standards of Practice and includes new content as well as clarification of prior language. (June 17, 2013)
Five years have passed since the U.S. Qualification Standards (QS) were last revised and effectuated. As such the Academy’s Committee on Qualifications (Committee) has decided to undertake a review to determine if there is a need to start the process of considering revisions to the QS. The Academy’s Board of Directors approved the Committee’s plans to begin this process and therefore the Committee is asking all actuaries and the public to provide comments. Learn more about what areas are of particular interest and how you can submit comments. (May 28, 2013)
Presenters cover ASOP Nos. 46 and 47, relating to risk evaluation and risk treatment in enterprise risk management (ERM). They also discuss why ERM standards are needed and how actuaries should comply with them. (March 28, 2013)
The Casualty, Health, Life, and Professionalism Councils sent comments to the NAIC’s Joint Qualified Actuary (A/B/C) Subgroup in response to its request for comments to a list of nine questions in anticipation of the Subgroup’s meeting at the NAIC Spring National Meeting on April 5, 2013. (March 28, 2013)