Academy News

The Government Mandates Work Group published a new issue brief providing information on the impact of laws and regulations on consumer cost and consumer choice for annuity and life insurance benefits. (June 15, 2017)

The Academy is pleased to announce that two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward will deliver the keynote address at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum on Nov. 14. Woodward, one of the journalistic duo who broke the Watergate story and a best-selling author of books covering the last eight presidents, will bring his fact-based, tough-minded reporting perspective and extensive historical knowledge of the presidency to the key question of what the non-traditional Trump presidency means for the country. Register today, and join us. (June 14, 2017)

The June HealthCheck covers the latest Academy activities in the health care sphere, including a roundup of recent media coverage. Also in this issue are comments by the Health Practice Council and Medicare Subcommittee to Congress, and legislative, judicial, and regulatory updates from the states and the federal government. (June 14, 2017)

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 09, 2017)

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 02, 2017)

The May Actuarial Update lead story covers the Academy’s newly announced nominees for vice president in the practice areas of life, pension, and risk management and financial reporting, and for secretary-treasurer. The issue also covers the recent Actuaries Climate Index webinar; the June deadlines for Academy service award nominations and extra-early discounts for the Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; the Casualty Practice Council’s predictive modeling presentations at the NAIC Insurance Summit; and the ‘Professionalism Counts’ column, which looks at professionalism at critical career transition points. (May 31, 2017)

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. (May 26, 2017)

The Academy published a new newsletter, Casualty Quarterly, which looks at recent property/casualty news and highlights recent P/C legislation and regulation. The inaugural issue covers issues surrounding the National Flood Insurance Program, which is up for congressional reauthorization in September, the Academy’s recent flood insurance monograph, and more. (May 19, 2017)

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. (May 19, 2017)

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. (May 12, 2017)

The Social Security Committee produced an issue brief that discusses gender-related factors that can cause differences to the benefits women and men receive from Social Security. Read the news release.  (May 12, 2017)

The May HealthCheck covers the Risk Sharing Subcommittee’s issue brief on the health insurance market and risk adjustment; Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello’s participation in a Capitol Hill forum following the U.S. House passage of the American Health Care Act; recent federal and state health regulatory and judicial updates; and the Health Practice Council’s issue brief on making the individual health insurance market more sustainable. (May 10, 2017)

The Risk Sharing Subcommittee published an issue brief examining the risk adjustment program implemented under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the implications for the program under different potential changes to current insurance market rules. Read the news release (May 10, 2017)

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. (May 05, 2017)

In the May/June issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “Outer Space for All,” looks at what risks individuals will bear in a new era of commercial spaceflight. Also, “Risk Is Not a Four-Letter Word” looks at how a shift in societal attitudes has changed how we contemplate this integral concept; “How to Survive—and Thrive—Amid Regulatory Change” looks at how companies can adapt to new environments; and “Bayes’ Gift” covers how actuaries discovered (and rediscovered) a powerful analytical tool. And in Part 2 of the “Professionalism in Action” series, Academy President Bob Beuerlein explores professionalism and actuary-to-actuary communications. (May 01, 2017)