INSIDE THE ACADEMY
<p>The American Academy of Actuaries is a D.C-based 17,000-member professional association whose mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. Academy members include consultants, corporate executives and staff, regulators, government officials, academicians, and retired actuaries. Their areas of practice cover pensions, life insurance, casualty insurance, health insurance, financial reporting, risk management, and more.</p>
<p>The Academy assists public policymakers on all levels by providing leadership, objective expertise, and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues. The Academy also sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries credentialed by one of the five U.S.-based actuarial organizations in the United States.</p>
<li><a href="/sites/default/files/strategic_may09.pdf">Strategic Plan</a>
<li><a href="/sites/default/files/fin_10.8.pdf/fin_10.8.pdf">Financial Statement</a>
<p>For more than 45 years, Academy members have been united in their commitment to advance the profession and serve the public. Membership makes you part of an elite community of professionals who have shaped public policy at the state, federal, and international levels. Academy membership also acknowledges that you are applying the highest level of professionalism and actuarial principles to help address vital issues relating to risk and financial security.</p>
<p>Membership also gives you ample opportunities to:</p>
<li>Connect with fellow members across all practice areas
<li><a href="/node/2717">Volunteer</a> on committees that work on issues that matter to you
<li>Stay up to date on changes in standards of actuarial practice and new regulations
<li>Access a wealth of information right at your fingertips
Read <a href="/node/3031"><b>the Academy's values proposition statements</b></a><br>
View <a href="/node/2720" target="new"><b>the Academy membership brochure</b></a><br>
Click <a href="/content/member-support"><b>here</b></a> for member support forms (multiple dues form, partial dues waiver, reinstatement application).
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