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. (November 18, 2016)

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 11, 2016)

The November HealthCheck recaps Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt’s keynote address at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum last week in Washington; covers recent state, federal and CMS rules and approvals; and notes the Nov. 11 deadline for participating in the health care “Actuarial Challenge.” (November 09, 2016)

The dues renewal process for 2017 is now open. After five consecutive years of no increase in dues, the full regular dues rate for 2017 is $615, an increase of $10. This will ensure that our financial position remains strong as the Academy continues to provide the voice of objective, nonpartisan actuarial analysis to policymakers in the United States. Members may log in here to pay and make changes to your account. Coinciding with the dues renewal, the Academy released “The Meaning of Your Membership,” a high-level look at the Academy’s 2016 activities, publications, and achievements. (November 09, 2016)

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 04, 2016)

Check out the latest issue of Contingencies. The cover story, “Generational Shift,” discusses how aging Millennials will challenge U.S. health and retirement systems—and transform them in the process. Other features investigate the risk considerations of New York’s new paid family leave program; a look at the opportunities and challenges of accelerated underwriting; plus an exploration of how the Actuarial Standards Board helps support the infrastructure of U.S. actuarial professionalism. (November 01, 2016)

The October issue of Actuarial Update covers the Pension Practice Council’s issue brief on the challenges facing the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.’s multiemployer program; the Academy’s upcoming Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum in Washington; North American actuarial organizations expand a cross-border discipline agreement; the approaching deadline for participation in the health care “Actuarial Challenge;” and the “Professionalism Counts” column looks at Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline guidance. (October 31, 2016)

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. (October 28, 2016)

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. (October 21, 2016)

The Academy is helping to promote and coordinate a collaborative Actuarial Challenge, being conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in conjunction with Milliman Inc. The challenge is for actuaries to provide innovative ideas and proposals to increase stability in the individual health insurance market. The challenge, which will conclude in April 2017, is designed to elicit innovative ideas and proposals from informed actuaries to move the individual insurance market further toward the goal of universal access to quality health services and providers in a financially secure and stable way. (October 21, 2016)

The Pension Practice Council (PPC) released an issue brief that examines the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) multiemployer pension program, which could exhaust its assets in less than 10 years and be forced to cut benefits to retirees receiving PBGC support unless changes are made. Read the news release (October 20, 2016)

Letter To Members regarding the composition of the Academy Board Of Directors. (October 19, 2016)

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. (October 14, 2016)

The October issue of HealthCheck previews the health plenary and breakout sessions at the Academy’s upcoming Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; covers recent Academy correspondence with Congress on health issues; recaps last week’s global health webinar on health care systems in France and the U.K.; and includes a reminder on the health care “Actuarial Challenge.” (October 12, 2016)

The Pension Committee released an issue brief that explores risk transfers by defined benefit pension plans from the perspectives of plan sponsors, beneficiaries, and policymakers. Read the news release. (October 11, 2016)