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 Academy's Social Security Committee has released a one-pager to accompany its issue brief on the 2022 Social Security Trustees Report examining the latest detailed annual assessment by the federal government of the program’s solvency.(August 17, 2022)
The Academy’s Annuity Reserves and Capital Work Group (ARCWG) submitted comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Valuation Manual (VM)-22 (A) Subgroup on its exposure draft regarding specific treatment in the VM-22 Framework for addressing longevity reinsurance.(August 12, 2022)
Academy Health Practice Council (HPC) Vice Chairperson, Barb Klever, provided an update on HPC activities to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Health Actuarial (B) Task Force during their virtual meeting in lieu of the 2022 Summer National Meeting.(August 01, 2022)
The Academy’s Climate Change Joint Task Force (CCJTF) submitted comments to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) on their Exposure Draft IFRS S2 Climate-related Disclosures. The draft builds upon the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).(July 29, 2022)
The Academy’s Life Illustrations Work Group submitted a comment letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Indexed Universal Life (IUL) Illustration (A) Subgroup regarding the July 18, 2022 Indexed Universal Life Exposure.(July 28, 2022)
The Workers' Compensation Committee released an issue brief discussing the growing importance of telehealth for workers' compensation insurers, the variations across different states, and the opportunities for the actuarial profession to help all parties involved better direct their efforts and maximize the return of any telehealth initiatives.(July 21, 2022)
The Health Solvency Subcommittee submitted a letter response to its previous report to the NAIC’s Health Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group to provide a timeline to analyze and comprehensively review the H2—Underwriting Risk component and the managed care credit calculation in the health risk-based capital (HRBC) formula.(July 13, 2022)
The Casualty Practice Council submitted written comments following the Washington, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) on their hearing, "Initiative to Evaluate Unintentional Bias in Private Passenger Automobile Insurance." The letter expanded on the Academy's verbal presentation on the recommended actuarial considerations for determining unintentional bias in auto insurance.(July 08, 2022)
The Academy’s Index-Linked Variable Annuity Work Group submitted a comment letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Index-Linked Variable Annuity (A) Subgroup regarding Exposure 3.1 of the Proposed Actuarial Guideline ILVA, Nonforfeiture Requirements for Index Linked Variable Annuity Products Support by Non-Unitized Accounts.(July 08, 2022)
The Group Life Waiver Premium Valuation Table Work Group submitted Proposed 2022 Group Life Waiver Tables and Adjustment Factors to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Health Actuarial (B) Task Force (HATF). This Excel file is an addendum to the “Draft of the Revised AG 44” document, and the Graduation of Group Life Waiver of Premium Disability Experience Rates report by Jerry Holman (dated February 2022) submitted to HATF on June 13, 2022.(July 07, 2022)
The Data Science and Analytics Committee, in partnership with the Racial Equity Task Force, released a major issue brief, An Actuarial View of Correlation and Causation - From Interpretation to Practice to Implications. The issue brief provides a discussion of key questions that actuaries may encounter as they work in the risk classification domain; actuarial practices surrounding data, predictive modeling, and risk classification that are also key considerations for public policymaking and regulatory efforts aimed at ensuring that insurance practices are not “unfairly discriminatory.”(July 06, 2022)
Academy Casualty VP, Lauren Cavanaugh, provided testimony on June 29 before the Washington, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) on their upcoming "Initiative to Evaluate Unintentional Bias in Private Passenger Automobile Insurance. " She provided a verbal presentation on the recommended actuarial considerations for determining unintentional bias in auto insurance.(June 29, 2022)
The Racial Equity Task Force released an issue brief discussing the potential options to obtaining protected class information on insureds in the P&C insurance industry to test for practices that may disproportionally harm members of any protected classes. It also evaluates three general data collection methods—collecting additional data, capturing existing external data, or imputing data—for desirable attributes such as accuracy, efficiency, and the size of the data set.(June 28, 2022)
The Intersector Group published notes from its May 2022 conference call with the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service.(June 24, 2022)
The Long-Term Care Valuation Work Group gave a follow-up presentation to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) NAIC Long-Term Care Actuarial (B) Working Group to discuss the data set used in preparation of the of the Long-Term Care Insurance Mortality and Lapse Study. The NAIC will develop a list of areas that they would like commenters to focus on, and then will expose the report for a 60-day period.(June 24, 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.