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All Academy staff are currently working remotely due to the office closures 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)
The Winter HealthCheck includes a Q&A with Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello on some of the key health-related issues likely to be addressed by the incoming Biden administration and the new Congress. Also in the issue, the Health Solvency Committee commented to the NAIC on several issues; a recap of the Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum’s health breakout sessions; the Life and Health Valuation Law Manual is available for preorder; and recent state and federal legislative, regulatory, and judicial activity. (January 19, 2021)
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 15, 2021)
The latest issue of Casualty Quarterly leads with a Q&A with Casualty Vice President Lauren Cavanaugh on the Casualty Practice Council’s recent letters and testimony addressing race and insurance issues to both the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and National Council of Insurance Legislators. Also in the issue, the Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting released new FAQs on COVID-19, the Academy submitted testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives on pandemic insurance, the Cyber Risk Task Force sent a comment letter to the U.S. Treasury Department, and recent legislative and regulatory activity. (January 13, 2021)
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 08, 2021)
In the January/February issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “My Career as a Garbage Collector,” offers a behind-the-scenes look at one actuary’s experiences working at Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway—don’t miss this rollicking tale. Other features include “Is Data the Rx for Good Health Outcomes?”—which posits that the deluge of health data can be sifted into a treasure trove that drives better downstream medical decisions; and “Digital Decluttering”—which offers helpful tips to clean up your computer. Also, a President’s Message from Academy President Tom Campbell on new challenges in the New Year; how actuaries can bring their skills to the defined contribution world; and Up to Code tells you how the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline lends a hand in your hour of need.
Academy members may change their mailing address or choose to receive Contingencies via mail or email in the Update Your Academy Profile section of the member login page. (January 04, 2021)
The December Actuarial Update covers the Academy’s update of the “Professionalism First” website, which is now more mobile-friendly. Also in the issue: This month’s “Clear as a Bell” professionalism webinar examined the professionalism aspects of actuarial communications; The Academy presented to the National Council of Insurance Legislators and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on issues including race and insurance, and climate risk; Remembrance of Arnold Dicke, recipient of this year’s Jarvis Farley Service Award; charter member Davis Roenisch; and Heather Jerbi, former Academy assistant director of public policy; Life and property/casualty public policy webinars are set for mid-January; The new “Member Spotlight” profiles the Health Practice Council’s John Robinson; and The “Professionalism Counts” column is “Precept 8: The Responsibility That Comes With Power.” (December 31, 2020)
The Fall/Winter StateScan Quarterly recaps the latest quarter’s state legislation and regulation, with 10 legislatures still in session; several states have begun the process of prefiling legislation for the 2021 legislative session. After a spring and summer spent largely focused on COVID-19-related measures, jurisdictions were able to turn their attention to other matters—while keeping a watchful eye on how the coronavirus was unfolding—with states passing measures on prescription drugs, public pension plans, auto insurance, principle-based reserving, and reinsurance. (December 31, 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. (December 18, 2020)