Academy News

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (December 7, 2018) (December 07, 2018)

The November Actuarial Update has more than 10 pages of coverage on this month’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, including write-ups of all the keynote and plenary addresses, the Academy presidential transition, a rundown of the informative breakout sessions, a two-page photo spread highlighting the networking and camaraderie attendees enjoyed at the event, and much more. Also noted in this issue, the Actuaries Institute of Australia launches its own climate index, in the spirit of the Academy co-sponsored Actuaries Climate Index®; the P/C Loss Reserve and Life and Health Valuation law manuals are available to order; and a “Professionalism Counts” column on “The ABC’s (and D) of CE.” (November 30, 2018)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (November 30, 2018)

The Academy urged Congress to continue efforts to address multiemployer system solvency issues after the congressional Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans reached today’s statutory deadline without coming to an agreement on proposed legislation. “Time is of the essence in addressing multiemployer system challenges, as the potential consequences of inaction only grow with time,” said Academy Vice President, Pension, Josh Shapiro. Read the Academy’s alert and news release. (November 30, 2018)

The fall issue of The Retirement Report covers retirement presentations from the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, including plenary sessions; and recent legislative and regulatory activity. (November 29, 2018)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (November 16, 2018)

The Academy published a new Essential Elements paper, Big Data, Big Changes for Insurance and Pensions, highlighting the opportunities and challenges that rapidly evolving advancements in data analysis and storage pose for insurers, consumers, and regulators. Essential Elements is a series designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences. (November 14, 2018)

The November HealthCheck recaps health highlights from the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, including a reference pricing session that was livestreamed (and is available for replay) on the Academy’s Facebook page. Also in this issue: the Life and Health Qualifications Seminar; health-related Election Day ballot measures in several states; and recent state and federal legislative and regulatory activity. (November 14, 2018)

The Academy’s election vendor, Intelliscan, has provided the official results of the online and mailed votes cast by eligible members on two proposed changes to the Academy Bylaws. Proposal 1, a change recommended by the Academy Board of Directors, won a majority of votes but not the two-thirds supermajority required to be incorporated into our bylaws. Proposal 2, initiated by petition, was decisively voted down with 57.99 percent of votes against it. Read the member update. (November 12, 2018)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (November 09, 2018)

Read Academy President Shawna Ackerman’s letter to members on renewing membership in the American Academy of Actuaries. (November 07, 2018)

A letter from nine Academy presidents urges members to vote “Yes” on Proposal 1 and “No” on Proposal 2 in the Academy bylaws election now underway. The deadline to vote is this Friday, Nov. 9. Citing their decades-long experience on the Academy Board and as volunteers, they write, “We understand the very distinct and different position that the Academy has in the U.S. actuarial profession. The Academy needs your vote on these proposals to protect its independent voice.” Read their letter here and get more background information here. (November 06, 2018)

The Academy’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum drew a crowd to the nation’s capital Nov. 1–2. Highlights included the “passing of the gavel” to incoming Academy President Shawna Ackerman from outgoing President Steve Alpert; high-profile plenary speakers including Charlie Cook, whose midterm election plenary address was carried live on C-SPAN; U.S. Comptroller General and head of the GAO Gene Dodaro; U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor Preston Rutledge; Big Data and professionalism plenary sessions; presentation of the Academy’s annual service awards; and timely breakout sessions on casualty, health, life, and pension practice areas. To see photos from the meeting and forum, click here. (November 02, 2018)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (November 02, 2018)

The Health Practice Council released a monograph, Estimating the Potential Health Care Savings of Reference Pricing, at the Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum. The monograph examines the potential savings in health care spending from an expansion of reference pricing to a broader range of outpatient and inpatient services, along with factors that could hinder savings. Steve Jackson, the Academy’s assistant director for research (public policy), was the primary drafter for the monograph, and he led a spirited breakout session at which the new research was released. Members who were unable to attend the meeting can watch a replay of the session, which the Academy livestreamed on our Facebook page. (November 01, 2018)