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All Academy staff are currently working remotely due to the office closures recently mandated by the mayor of Washington, D.C. The fastest way to reach a staff member will be via email. Please find a list of staff email addresses here.
The American Academy of Actuaries is continuing to provide objective and independent analysis to all those with whom we work at the local, national, and international level. The Academy’s Health Practice Council has also developed answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to share insights on COVID-19’s potential effects on health care spending and the private health insurance system and on the Medicaid program and Medicaid managed care organizations. We also developed a page with links to many COVID-19 information resources. Members of the Academy may also use this form to suggest additions to the resources page, our FAQs, potential COVID-19-related webinar topics, or other issues we might want to investigate. (April 07, 2020)
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 02, 2020)
In the July/August issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “Actuaries, Decision-Making, and COVID-19,” explores uncertainty—and opines that actuaries are uniquely qualified to lend perspective during this crisis. Other features include “Then and Now,” a look back at the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and how it can tell us a lot about how COVID-19 might play out; and “On Economics: First Principles,” which offers foundational principles of economics: what economics is, what it is not, and why actuaries should care. Also, a President’s Message from Academy President D. Joeff Williams delves deeper into uncertainty; communicating the unknown in “Up to Code”; and a Tradecraft piece developing a conservation strategy for life insurance to combat the effects of COVID-19. (July 01, 2020)
The June Actuarial Update introduces the four candidates who have been nominated to serve as regular directors on the Academy’s Board and will be voted on by the membership in an online election this summer. Also in the issue, the next professionalism webinar is set for July; a health issue brief on COVID-19 and a related online briefing on the pandemic and 2021 rate filings; the “Member Spotlight” features past Actuarial Standards Board Chairperson Tricia Matson; the “Professionalism Counts” column is a Q&A with three members of the Committee on Professional Responsibility on self-regulation; and a remembrance of Mary D. Miller, recipient of the Academy’s two highest service awards and Academy president during our 50th anniversary year. (June 30, 2020)
The Committee on Professional Responsibility has released a new discussion paper. Self-Regulation and the Actuarial Profession is intended to generate discussion among actuaries about the importance of self-regulation and how individual actuaries can help preserve self-regulation. It aims to raise actuaries’ awareness of the importance and value of self-regulation and identify actuaries’ responsibilities with respect to maintaining self-regulation of the actuarial profession in the United States. (June 29, 2020)
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 26, 2020)
The Summer Casualty Quarterly includes a Q&A with Academy Casualty Vice President Lisa Slotznick on the Casualty Practice Council’s comments to the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on a discussion draft of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act, including the impact on business interruption insurance. Also, Academy leadership and Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting (COPLFR) comments to the NAIC on statements of actuarial opinion; COPLFR releases FAQs on COVID-19 for appointed actuaries; a new workers’ compensation issue brief on presumptive benefits; and the P/C breakout sessions are set for November’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum. (June 26, 2020)
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 19, 2020)
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 12, 2020)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief outlining the major factors driving premium changes for the next plan year. This year’s issue brief focuses primarily on the impact of COVID-19 on the 2021 premium rate filings. (June 09, 2020)