Academy News

Read about protecting the U.S. power grid from solar squalls, health care reform shifting to the states, predictive modeling transforming the insurance industry, and more. Plus, the Actuarial JobSeeker supplement features articles on the growing demand for actuaries with predictive modeling skills and how to access the overseas actuarial job market. (February 28, 2013)

Read about the Academy’s venture into live tweeting during the State of the Union, as well as an interview with Charity Sack, the Academy’s new communications director. (February 22, 2013)

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 22, 2013)

Read about the Academy’s pension policy activities in this issue. (February 21, 2013)

The Academy sent a letter to President Obama and top administration officials urging them to require Academy membership as a qualification for any candidate to the chief actuary position at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read the news release. (February 19, 2013)

ACA Regulation Review Videos: As of Nov. 8, 2013, the RegReview website is no longer available. (February 19, 2013)

Presenters will provide health actuaries with information on the relationship between Medicare provider payment rates and those for private insurance. This information is important for understanding how any changes in Medicare provider payment rates could affect private plans. Projecting the effects of moving Medicare to a premium support program also requires the consideration of this key issue. Register today! (February 19, 2013)

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 15, 2013)

Read about recent health care reform activities in the latest edition of HealthCheck. (February 13, 2013)

When President Obama talks about avoiding sequesters and reducing federal budget deficits during his State of the Union tonight, the American Academy of Actuaries believes he should refocus on reforming major direct-spending programs. The business-as-usual trade-offs that result from budget battles could do far more harm than good if it pits decisions on sustaining Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security for future generations against discretionary spending growth and tax reform. Read the news release. (February 12, 2013)

The Casualty, Life, Health, and Professionalism councils submitted comments to the NAIC's Joint Qualified Actuary (A/B/C) Subgroup on the subgroup's two new charges related to defining a "qualified actuary" and recommending a process to address "unprofessional" actuarial work. (February 11, 2013)

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, 2013)

Members are invited to nominate themselves or others for consideration as an Academy regular director by submitting names directly to the Academy’s Nominating Committee. (February 06, 2013)

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, 2013)

Join the Academy and the Casualty Actuarial Society on Feb. 14 for this timely webinar on key considerations related to the risk of material adverse deviation (RMAD) disclosure required of appointed actuaries providing statements of actuarial opinion on property/casualty loss and loss adjustment expense reserves in the United States. Attendees will learn why RMAD disclosure exists and how to establish a materiality standard, evaluate whether there is an RMAD, and document their findings. Register today! (February 01, 2013)