Academy News

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)

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 07, 2016)

The latest issue of PBA Perspectives features updates on principle-based reserving as well as regulatory, legislative, and Academy activities surrounding the implementation of the principle-based approach (PBA) for life insurance. (October 05, 2016)

The September issue of Actuarial Update includes the updated speaker and practice-area lineups in place for the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; a new “Actuarial Challenge” that seeks novel approaches to boost individual health insurance market stability; a recap of post-NAIC webinars on casualty and life issues; a remembrance of former Academy President Bill Halvorson; and a “Professionalism Counts” column on continuing education requirements. (September 30, 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. (September 30, 2016)

The September issue of HealthCheck covers the unveiling of the ‘Actuarial Challenge,’ a call for innovative ideas for providing stability to the individual health insurance market being conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in conjunction with Milliman Inc., which the Academy is helping to promote and coordinate; and the LTC Credibility Monograph Work Group’s monograph, presented by the Academy at the NAIC’s 2016 Summer National Meeting. (September 29, 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. (September 23, 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. (September 16, 2016)

The latest edition of the Enrolled Actuaries Report includes Academy Senior Pension Fellow Ted Goldman’s cover story on how defined benefit plans can adapt the best attributes of defined contribution plans; Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Director Tom Reeder will be a keynote speaker at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; and the Actuarial Standards Board’s Pension Task Force release of its report on public pension plans. (September 13, 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. (September 09, 2016)

On Sept. 5, the actuarial profession lost a treasured and important member of its community—William A. “Bill” Halvorson. A president of the Academy in 1981-82 and an officer in the years leading up to that, and a former president of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Halvorson was instrumental in helping shape the Academy’s contributions to the profession and defining the roles of actuaries. He was a dedicated and passionate volunteer and an outspoken advocate for the profession, using his platform to underscore how actuaries serve the public. Read remembrances from Walter S. Rugland, a past vice president of the Academy and a past president of the SOA; and Bill’s daughter Audrey Halvorson, a longtime Academy volunteer and a current director on the Academy Board. Bill’s contributions to the profession were highlighted in a video produced for the Academy’s 50th Anniversary celebration last year. The excerpts referring to Bill are here. (September 09, 2016)

Academy members presented on longevity risk, long-term care insurance, professionalism, and other actuarial issues before regulators at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Summer 2016 National Meeting held the last week of August in San Diego. Read the Academy alert. (September 07, 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. (September 02, 2016)

Check out the latest issue of Contingencies. The cover story, “In the Red Zone,” discusses concussions in the NFL and other sports and their long-lingering aftermath. Other features investigate when pension plan solvency is important, and how plan sponsors can adjust over time to maintain sustainability; a look at the nascent field of cryonics; and a possible partnership between the actuarial and earth sciences to aid in offshore oil drilling. (September 01, 2016)