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. (July 13, 2018)

The July HealthCheck covers the Academy’s June 25 webinar on the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s issue brief on drivers of 2019 health insurance premium changes. It also describes that committee’s presentation at the Society of Actuaries’ 2018 Health Meeting, and includes news about the latest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services decision to suspend collections and payments under the risk adjustment program established by the Affordable Care Act. (July 11, 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. (July 06, 2018)

In the July/August issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “A Long Stroll Through Avoca Cemetery,” takes readers on an actuarial study of a small-town burial ground ... and pauses for a few meditations and meanderings along the way. Other features include “Model Behavior”—How a modern modeler can add value and drive effective business decisions, and “Data Disasters”—Learning from history: case studies in analytic decision-making. Plus, Academy President Steve Alpert’s message on the actuarial profession’s ongoing conversation with the public; the importance of acknowledging limitations and communicating uncertainty; and an “End Paper” column from Sam Gutterman on 50 years of paths traveled and lessons learned. (July 02, 2018)

The June Actuarial Update covers the recently released Academy-sponsored Magic School Bus book, which is available for order and corporate sponsorships; issue briefs on 2019 health insurance premium drivers and the 2018 Medicare and Social Security trustees’ reports; the Big Data monograph; and the “Professionalism Counts” column, in which Past President Cecil Bykerk writes about U.S. actuarial self-regulation as a model for the world. (June 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. (June 29, 2018)

The summer StateScan Quarterly highlights state legislation and regulation in the past quarter including casualty issues related to auto insurance and autonomous vehicles, flood and travel insurance, climate risk, and workers’ compensation; health issues including the individual market, Medicaid, and long-term care; and life insurance issues, public pension plans, and cross-practice issues, such as captive insurers and credit for reinsurance. For a comprehensive review, log in to StateScan, the legislative and regulatory portal free for Academy members. (June 28, 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. (June 22, 2018)

The Summer Casualty Quarterly previews an Academy paper on catastrophe modeling in a Q&A with P/C Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee Chairperson Kay Cleary. Also in this issue, the Academy’s new Big Data monograph, a practice note and upcoming webinar on retained risk, and legislative and regulatory updates. (June 19, 2018)

Commenting on the Department of Labor’s final rule on association health plans released today, Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello said, “Expanding the availability of AHPs can lead to increased insurance options and lower premiums for some consumers, but higher premiums for others.” Read the news release. (June 19, 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. (June 15, 2018)

The Magic School Bus Takes a RiskA Book about Probability, a new book sponsored by the Academy, aims to show children that math has the power to bring them on amazing journeys. During an adventurous field trip led by Ms. Frizzle, the children meet Maxine, an actuary, and explore how actuaries help people understand and lessen risk for the community. Order copies for the budding mathematicians in your life today and learn how to bring the book to your own communities.  (June 14, 2018)

A new issue brief produced by the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee, Drivers of 2019 Health Insurance Premium Changes, provides an overview of the general factors underlying premium rate setting and highlights the major components driving premium changes for 2019. Read the news release. (June 13, 2018)

In the June HealthCheck, the Academy released issue briefs June 13 on Medicare’s financial condition and on drivers for 2019 health insurance premiums. Also in this issue, Annual Meeting health session topics, the Academy’s new voter guides for the 2018 midterm elections, and legislative and regulatory updates. (June 13, 2018)

The Medicare Subcommittee published an issue brief, Medicare’s Financial Condition: Beyond Actuarial Balance, on significant concerns about Medicare’s long-term financial health. (June 13, 2018)