Academy Essential Elements paper on the tax treatment of pensions and insurance protections, and the potential public policy trade-offs of changes to the tax code. Essential Elements is a series designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences.
In 2009, the Academy's Health Practice Council introduced a new series of policy statements -- Critical Issues in Health Reform -- to provide an actuarial perspective to policymakers as they grappled with developing comprehensive reform proposals to slow the increase in health care costs, provide affordable and accessible coverage for the uninsured, and promote quality care. These policy statements addressed a variety of issues related to health care reform, providing the implications of various proposals being considered and their potential impact on the health insurance market.
- Actuarial Equivalence (May 2009)
- Administrative Expenses (September 2009)
- Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act (November 2009)
- Gender Considerations in a Voluntary Individual Health Insurance Market (May 2009)
- Health Insurance Cooperatives (October 2009)
- Individual Mandate (May 2009)
- Market Reform Principles (May 2009)
- Merging the Small and Individual Group Markets (September 2009)
- Minimum Loss Ratios (February 2010)
- Premium Setting in the Individual Market (March 2010)
- Public Plan Option (June 2009)
- Risk Pooling (July 2009)
- State Level Impact and State Characteristics (November 2009)
- Transitioning into New Markets (August 2009)