Academy News

One of the ABCD’s key functions is to provide guidance to actuaries seeking help in interpreting the Code of Professional Conduct, including professional standards.  Sign up now for this informative 90-minute webinar on June 25th, where expert panelists will review the process and discuss several case studies based on requests for guidance received by the ABCD.  Click here for more information. (June 13, 2012)

Academy Senior Pension Fellow Don Fuerst testified before the ERISA Advisory Council June 12 on issues related to retirement security and the risk of long-term disability. (June 12, 2012)

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 08, 2012)

Read this 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 01, 2012)

Academy President Dave Sandberg asked members to take the 2012 Academy Volunteer Survey which is available now in the members-only section.
(June 01, 2012)

The Social Security Committee updated its annual issue brief offering an actuarial perspective on the 2012 Social Security Trustees Report and outlined policy options for addressing the program's long-term financial challenges. (May 31, 2012)

Read about the Academy’s recent activities in the latest edition of the Actuarial Update. (May 31, 2012)

Read about recent health care reform activities in the latest edition of HealthCheck. (May 30, 2012)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy’s end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, events, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (May 25, 2012)

Political analyst Stu Rothenberg will kick off the Academy Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 15. Rothenberg is a fixture on Washington’s political scene and editor of the Rothenberg Political Report. He has been widely published and is a frequent guest on NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, and The McLaughlin Group. Learn more. (May 22, 2012)

The Medicare Steering Committee updated its annual issue brief that offers an actuarial perspective on Medicare's financial condition and outlines the public policy options to address the program's long-term financial challenges. (May 22, 2012)

Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy’s end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, events, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (May 18, 2012)

Read about the Academy’s public policy activities in the pension arena in the latest edition of the Retirement Account. (May 15, 2012)

The Pension Practice Council submitted a letter to members of the House-Senate Conference Committee commenting on the pension funding stabilization provisions included in S. 1813 as passed by the Senate.  The PPC recommended that to the extent the conference committee chooses to include pension funding changes in the final legislation to create more stability in contributions for plan sponsors, this could be accomplished better by smoothing outputs (contribution requirements) rather than inputs (discount rates).
(May 02, 2012)

Do our brains favor stories over statistics? Find out what cognitive scientists have uncovered and what it means for actuaries in the latest issue. (May 01, 2012)