Our practice-specific breakout sessions will feature in-depth presentations from recognized experts on the top public policy issues.
- Cyber Risk: Panelists will discuss the ever-changing landscape of cyber insurance and cyber risk for regulators, insurers, and the public.
- Climate Change: This session will feature a discussion on the purpose and capabilities of the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI) and the Actuaries Climate Risk Index (ACRI), as well as a review of ongoing research as the indexes move toward version 2.0.
- Pricing and Underwriting: This session will feature a discussion on underwriting, modeling, classification, and bias in ratemaking with a spotlight on the regulatory, industry, and consumer perspectives.
- Health Care Workforce Shortages: Panelists will discuss the impact of health care workforce shortages on the access to and cost of health care.
- Climate Change and Health: Panelists will discuss how climate change increases health risks, both directly and indirectly.
- Regulating the Affordable Care Act: What’s New for 2023? Representatives from the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will discuss the latest regulatory changes affecting coverage in the ACA marketplaces.
- Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Impact on Life Insurance: This session will look at the impact that machine learning and artificial intelligence have had on life insurance practices for underwriting, risk selection, and actuarial functions. It will cover recent developments, regulatory issues, and potential future trends in shaping the life insurance and annuity practice area.
- Private Equity: As more private equity firms enter the life insurance and annuity space through acquisitions and reinsurance transactions, we will discuss the impact had on industry, in addition to U.S. regulatory intervention related to these developments. In particular, this session will discuss complex assets, reinsurance structures, and NAIC developments to address the changing environment.
- Economic Scenario Generator: The NAIC is introducing a new economic scenario generator, which is expected to have a large impact on principle-based reserving and risk-based capital. This session will cover the latest status of this project, expected timing of the new generator, field testing observations, and outstanding key decisions.
- Single-Employer Plans: This session will explore the recent and proposed legislation affecting single-employer retirement plans and the influences public policy perspectives and legislative scoring rules have had on the bills.
- Social Security: This session will feature a discussion of ongoing and evolving economic, workforce, and pandemic factors and the potential effect on Social Security’s long-term solvency, as well as possible disparate impacts across society, due to differences in earnings levels, whether a job is covered by Social Security, family composition, individual life expectancies, and marital history.
- Public Plans: This session will explore funding topics in public pension plans, including practices in fixed rate funding, surplus funding, and other funding policies in use, in guidance, and in discussion.