Academy News

The Academy’s Board of Directors has elected past president and international secretary Tom Wildsmith to serve on the Academy’s Board to enhance ongoing discussions on international issues affecting the U.S. actuarial profession. “Tom brings thorough, contemporaneous knowledge of international developments affecting the U.S. profession to the table,” said Academy President Shawna Ackerman. Read more in the Academy’s news release. (February 13, 2019)

The February HealthCheck covers the Long-Term Care (LTC) Practice Note Work Group’s exposure draft of an LTC insurance practice note, comments on which are due April 30. Also in this issue, state and federal legislative regulatory activity, including a White House Council of Economic Advisers report on the Affordable Care Act; regulatory actions by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and health-related legislation in several states. (February 13, 2019)

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. (February 08, 2019)

Academy President Shawna Ackerman sent a special message to members on the day of the State of the Union addressing the many ways in which the Academy is providing public policymakers and regulators with an actuarial perspective to support good policy outcomes on financial security issues. (February 05, 2019)

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. (February 01, 2019)

In the January Actuarial Update, read about the Academy representatives who attended and presented at Canada’s Actuarial Students’ National Association meeting in Montreal this month. Also in this issue: the Academy released its 2018 year-in-review policy alert; Rich Gibson is the Academy’s new Senior P/C Fellow; and the “Professionalism Counts” column, by Vice President for Professionalism Art Panighetti, notes that now is the time for Academy volunteers to commit to objectivity. (January 31, 2019)

The winter Life Perspectives has a Q&A on the principle-based reserve (PBR) practice note released this month with Linda Lankowski, vice chairperson of the Academy’s Life Practice Council (LPC) and chairperson of the PBR Strategy Subgroup and its Practice Note Work Group and PBR 101 Work Group. Also included are legislative and regulatory updates and LPC comment letters to the NAIC. (January 30, 2019)

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. (January 25, 2019)

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. (January 18, 2019)

The January HealthCheck covers the Medicaid Subcommittee’s comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on a proposed rule that would make changes to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program; legislative and regulatory updates, including to the Affordable Care Act; and save-the-date items for the Academy’s Life and Health Qualifications Seminar and Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, to be held in November. (January 16, 2019)

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. (January 11, 2019)

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. (January 04, 2019)

In the January/February issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “The Game Behind the Game,” dives deep into the world of sports strategy and data analytics. Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have embraced this data-led revolution—is the National Football League behind the times? Other features in this issue include “Demystifying The Art of War”—No philosophical treatise, this classic offers practical advice for anyone engaged in conflict; and “The Case for the Bank Actuary”—What is “current expected credit loss,” and how can the actuarial profession help shine a light on this new and uncertain terrain? Plus a President’s Message from new Academy President Shawna Ackerman on how the voice of the actuary can continue to be the voice of a trusted adviser; the treasure trove of the Academy’s practice notes; and the latest in a series on managing catastrophic medical claims. (January 02, 2019)

The December Actuarial Update covers Academy webinars on Big Data and professionalism, with the professionalism webinar taking a look at the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) and how to obtain requests for guidance from the ABCD. Also in this issue: registration is open for April’s PBR Boot Camp; the Health Practice Council commented on the federal Medicare Advantage program; and in a Q&A in the “Professionalism Counts” column, outgoing ABCD Chairperson Rick Block reflects on his six years with the ABCD, including two years as chairperson. (December 31, 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. (December 21, 2018)