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 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 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 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)
Academy Life Vice President Ben Slutsker gave a presentation on recent Life Practice Council activity to the NAIC’s Virtual 2022 Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) Spring National Meeting.(March 31, 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)
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 the Virtual 2022 Spring National Meeting.(March 29, 2022)
The Intersector Group released notes from its February 2022 virtual meeting with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).(March 25, 2022)
The Asset Modeling and Reporting Task Force submitted comments on the draft Actuarial Guideline (AG) on Asset Adequacy Testing (AAT) which was exposed during the NAIC’s Life Actuarial Task Force’s February 10 meeting.(March 25, 2022)
The Life Valuation Committee submitted comments on APF 2020-12 regarding hedging in VM-20 and VM-21 to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial Task Force.(March 25, 2022)
The Life Underwriting and Risk Classification Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC’s Accelerated Underwriting (A) Working Group Ad Hoc Drafting Subgroup’s Educational Report exposure draft of March 4, 2022.(March 25, 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.