Public Policy Comments and Letters

Committee on Federal Health Issues comment letter on Coverage and Reimbursement of Genetic Tests and Services, a report of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, and raises issues pertaining to genetic testing in general, health insurance markets, cost effectiveness data, and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. (May 5, 2005)
Multiemployer Plans Task Force letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expressing concerns about the IRS position on crediting contributions for multiemployer pension plans. (March 22, 2005)
Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting comment letter offering suggestions for insurers writing workers' comp coverage in California. (March 21, 2005)
Medical Malpractice Insurance Subcommittee letter to members of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee in response to its request for additional information on medical malpractice liability reform. (March 14, 2005)
Multiemployer Plans Task Force comment letter to the Department of Labor regarding proposed regulations for the annual funding notice for multiemployer pension plans. (March 7, 2005)
Letter offers the Academy as a resource on health care issues and shares some recent publications on key issues including Medicare and the uninsured. (March 4, 2005)
Extreme Events Committee comment letter to the National Conference of Insurance Legislators summarizing the current state of the U.S. catastrophe insurance marketplace. (March 3, 2005)
Academy comment letter recommending to Congress that individuals serving in the positions of SSA and CMS chief actuary be members in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries. (March 3, 2005)
Medical Malpractice Subcommittee follow-up comments supplementing testimony from a House subcommittee hearing on medical malpractice liability reform. (February 22, 2005)
Financial Reporting Committee comments to the IAA on its draft Practice Guideline: "Measurement of Investment Contracts and Service Contracts under International Financial Reporting Standards." (February 15, 2005)
Financial Reporting Committee comments to the IAA on its draft Practice Guideline: Current Estimates. (February 15, 2005)
Financial Reporting Committee comments to the IAA on its draft Practice Guideline: "Actuarial Practice When Providing Professional Services to Reporting Entities Concerning Financial Reporting of Insurance Contracts, Financial Instruments, and Service Contracts Under International Financial Reporting Standards." (February 15, 2005)
Pension Practice Council comments to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding proposed regulations on distributions from pension plans under a phased-retirement program. (February 8, 2005)
Multiemployer Plans Task Force letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) concerning the delay of amortization relief for multiemployer pension plans under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 412. (January 28, 2005)
Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting comments in response to the SEC's Financial Reporting Release requiring tabular disclosure of payments due under P/C liabilities for specified time periods. (January 24, 2005)
Pension Committee comment letter to the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) on a proposed pension valuation standard. (October 4, 2004)
Actuarial Equivalence Work Group letter to CMS regarding actuarial equivalence issues related to prescription drug plans (PDPs), Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, Medicare supplement plans, and retiree health benefits. (October 4, 2004)
Medicare Steering Committee letter to CMS discusses issues related to the calculation of monthly savings — a step in determining beneficiary rebate amounts for MA plans — and payment adjustments based on the variation in costs among different areas including input prices, utilization, and practice patterns. (October 4, 2004)
Medicare Steering Committee letter discusses issues related to eligibility and enrollment, benefits and beneficiary protections, submission of bids and monthly beneficiary premiums, payments to prescription drug plan sponsors and Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations, etc. Comments on issues related to actuarial equivalence in a separate letter. (October 4, 2004)
Academy document includes a series of tips to facilitate using the Rate Filing Task Force model. (September 30, 2004)