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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)
The Social Security Committee published an issue brief on actuarial assumptions used by the Social Security Administration to make projections for and evaluations of Social Security’s financial condition. (November 23, 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. (November 20, 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. (November 13, 2020)
Academy Casualty Vice President Lauren Cavanaugh addressed the NAIC’s Special Committee on Race and Insurance, speaking to her prepared comments previously submitted, which covered actuarial guidance, disparate impact, and data quality. She recommended consideration of independent organizations to examine and certify third-party data for hidden biases, accuracy, and relevance. She also described for commissioners and regulators several actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs) relevant to actuarial practice in areas being looked at by the special committee. (November 12, 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. (November 06, 2020)
States have moved to develop their own laws given there is a lack of federal regulation of notice requirements to consumers in the event of cyber breaches. The purpose of this paper is to provide a systematic comparison of the existing regulations with respect to data breaches involving personally identifiable information across the states. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law is also examined. (November 06, 2020)
In the November/December issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “On Chance and Intelligence,” asks whence success comes—by merit or by luck? This feature dives deep into the question. Other features include “Black Warrior: A Buffalo Soldier Looks Back”—a visit to the archives for this excerpt from Ivan Houston, who died this year at age 94; and “Stress”—an work of original fiction takes place within the confines of an actuarial exam. Plus a President’s Message from Academy President D. Joeff Williams on asking the right questions; meet contributor Daniel Skwire’s first boss in Commentary; and sharpen your No. 2 pencils for a pop quiz in Up to Code. (November 02, 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. (October 30, 2020)
The October Actuarial Update previews the high-profile plenary speakers and practice-area breakout sessions at next week’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, a virtual event that will take place Nov. 5–6. There’s still time to register for the Academy’s marquee annual event. Also in the issue, coverage of the Oct. 30 professionalism webinar, “Tales From the Dark Side: Trick or Treat!”; the incoming chairpersons and new members of the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline and the Actuarial Standards Board; a life work group released a white paper on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; a November pension webinar will look at an exposure draft of a practice note on Actuarial Standard of Practice (ASOP) No. 56, Modeling; and the “Professionalism Counts” column looks at “Must, Should, May: When Do You Need to Disclose a Deviation From an ASOP?” (October 30, 2020)