The Academy, through its public policy work, seeks to address pressing issues that require or would benefit by the sound application of actuarial principles. The Academy provides unbiased actuarial expertise and advice to public policy decision makers and stakeholders at the state, federal and international levels in all areas of actuarial qualifications. It also advocates on behalf of the profession and promotes the use of actuaries in non-traditional areas.
The Health Practice Council (HPC) provides objective technical expertise to policymakers and regulators on major health insurance and health care affordability issues, including Medicare.
The Pension Practice Council (PPC) provides objective technical expertise to policymakers and regulators on major retirement policy issues, including Social Security, and defined benefit pension plans.
The Casualty Practice Council (CPC) provides objective technical expertise to policymakers and regulators on major property/casualty issues, including medical professional liability and flood insurance.
The Life Practice Council (LPC) provides objective technical expertise to policymakers and regulators on life insurance issues, including a principle-based regulatory approach to reserving and risk-based capital.
The Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council (RMFRC) provides objective technical expertise to policymakers and regulators on issues involving risk management and/or financial reporting.
The Long-Term Care (LTC) Reform Subcommittee’s LTC Actuarial Equivalence Work Group released the public policy issue brief, Value of Reduced Benefit Options in Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Increases. This issue brief examines the relationship of benefits to premiums for reduced benefit options (RBOs) in the context of ongoing long-term care insurance (LTCI) premium rate increases.(May 25, 2022)
Extreme Events Committee comments to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance on the committee's proposed reauthorization and reforms of the National Flood Insurance Program, in advance of the congressional hearing.(May 24, 2022)
The IFRS 17 Work Group of the Financial Reporting Committee submitted comments to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Interpretations Committee Chairperson Bruce Mackenzie on the foundation’s tentative agenda decision Transfer of Insurance Coverage under a Group of Annuity Contracts (IFRS 17).(May 23, 2022)
Group Life Waiver Premium Valuation Table Work Group chairperson, Sue Sames, presented an update on proposed recommendations to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Health Actuarial (B) Task Force on the Group Life Waiver of Premium Valuation Table and Actuarial Guideline 44 (AG 44). The purpose of the presentation was to give an overview of the work group’s progress and present the initial set of recommendations.(May 16, 2022)
Cyber Risk Task Force comments to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Federal Insurance Office (FIO) request for comment (RFC) on the effectiveness of the cyber considerations of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, originating from the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002.(May 16, 2022)
The Academy’s Climate Change Joint Task Force (CCJTF) submitted comments to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) on their Request for Information on Possible Agency Actions to Protect Life Savings and Pensions from Threats of Climate Related Financial Risk.(May 16, 2022)
The Academy’s Index-Linked Variable Annuity Work Group submitted comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on its exposure of a draft Actuarial Guideline on Nonforfeiture Requirements for Index Linked Variable Annuity Products Supported by Non-Unitized Accounts.(May 06, 2022)
The Academy’s Asset Modeling and Reporting Task Force submitted comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Life Actuarial (A) Task Force (LATF) on LATF’s exposure of a draft Actuarial Guideline on asset adequacy testing.(May 06, 2022)
The Academy’s Life Underwriting and Risk Classification Work Group submitted comments to the Colorado Division of Insurance on the stakeholder engagement process to develop rules to implement SB21-169, a new law to limit unfair discrimination in the life underwriting process.(May 06, 2022)
The Academy’s Annuity Reserves and Capital Work Group submitted a presentation to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Life Actuarial (A) Task Force’s VM-22 Subgroup regarding longevity reinsurance and longevity swaps.(May 05, 2022)
The Academy is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to produce its annual Life and Health Valuation Law Manual. Proposals are due by June 15, 2022.(May 02, 2022)
The Pension Committee published an issue brief highlighting public policy considerations involved in potential modifications to single employer pension plan funding rules.(April 20, 2022)
The Academy’s Life Long-Term Care Combo Product Valuation Practice Note Work Group released Long-Term Care Insurance Combination Product Valuation, a practice note to that addresses the application of the NAIC Valuation Manual to these products from primarily a life insurance perspective. The previous 2019 Long-term Care (LTC) Combination Product Valuation Practice Note was developed by a work group of the Health Practice Council within the Academy.(April 20, 2022)
On April 9, 2022, Academy Board member and Health Equity Work Group (HEWG) Chairperson Annette James presented to about 150 students at the Drake Symposium on Insurance on “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Actuarial Profession.” Chairperson James highlighted the Academy’s strategic focus and ongoing efforts to address DE&I, including fostering a diverse, inclusive profession. She also presented on ongoing multifaceted HEWG initiatives to address health equity.(April 14, 2022)
The Economic Scenario Generator (ESG) Work Group gave updates in response to LATF questions on the work group’s recent presentation on Model Office ESG Testing.(March 31, 2022)
Comments, analysis, or explanatory material prepared for an external audience on behalf of an Academy group or the Academy as a whole; these include letters, memos, reports, and fact sheets.
Analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for: policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public.
Include white papers and monographs which are longer, more detailed analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for: policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public. Includes monographs and white papers.
Slides presented by the Academy at webinars, seminars, briefings, hearings, or other meetings and events.
The Academy works with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on the creation and refinement of sensible, effective regulation. These reports and related documents highlight the NAIC-related work of Academy practice councils.
Written and oral testimony provided to Congress or to other governmental and quasigovernmental bodies.
Practice notes offer examples of current and emerging approaches to selected actuarial tasks. They are intended to supplement the available actuarial literature, especially where the practices addressed are subject to evolving technology, recently adopted external requirements, or advances in actuarial science and other applicable disciplines.