Academy News

The Casualty Practice Council sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives providing comments on pending legislation to reauthorize and revise the National Flood Insurance Program. Read the news release.  (November 08, 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. (November 03, 2017)

Read Academy President Bob Beuerlein’s letter to members on renewing membership in the American Academy of Actuaries. (November 01, 2017)

In the November/December issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “Wild Blue Yonder,” explores how insuring against liability associate with drone use is developing. Other features in this issue include “The Balancing Act,” a meditation on how work, family, and hobbies all fit together; and “The Death of Moral Hazard?” which imagines how an interconnected insurance ecosystem can address this pernicious problem. Plus an “International Corner” piece on the health care systems and outcomes of North America; “bad conduct” and Precept 1 of the Code of Professional Conduct; and our annual Actuarial Software Now supplement, which features articles on the promise of blockchain and the threat of ransomware. (November 01, 2017)

The Academy announced a position statement in support of policy and educational initiatives to increase retirement income options within employer-sponsored defined contribution (DC) plans. Read the news release.  (October 31, 2017)

The October Actuarial Update covers outgoing President Bob Beuerlein’s overview of the Academy Board’s recent decisions and actions regarding para-actuaries, a position statement on lifetime income, and the Joint Discipline Council. Also in this issue, a preview of the upcoming Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, set for Nov. 14–15 in Washington; the Selection Committee announces appointments to the Actuarial Standards Board and Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline; a professionalism webinar on assumptions in actuarial practice; and the “Professionalism Counts” column covers “reliance and the ASOPS.” (October 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. (October 27, 2017)

The latest issue of the Enrolled Actuaries Report features coverage of the Academy’s joint webinar with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (U.K.) on a retirement readiness report by the two organizations along with the Actuaries Institute of Australia; pension breakout sessions at next month’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; an issue brief following the release of this year’s Social Security Trustees Report; a Capitol Hill Pension Briefing on multiemployer plan issues; and an issue brief on measuring pension plan health. (October 20, 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. (October 20, 2017)

After the Trump administration’s decision to immediately end CSR reimbursements, the Health Practice Council urged Congress to help stabilize the individual health insurance market by permanently appropriating the payments. Read the news release. (October 13, 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. (October 13, 2017)

President Trump’s health care executive order issued today has potential risks and consequences for consumers and insurance markets that need to be well understood and addressed before the departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issue any regulations pursuant to it, the Academy cautioned in a news release. (October 12, 2017)

The Academy, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (U.K.), and the Actuaries Institute of Australia today published Retirement Readiness: A Comparative Analysis of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, showing that people in the three countries struggle with planning for retirement because they often aren’t equipped to address complex questions. Recommendations in the report include targeted financial education, greater use of default features in private retirement plans, and ensuring that public pension and social insurance systems are sustainable and capable of providing adequately for those who depend on them most. Read the news release. The audio and slides are also available.  (October 12, 2017)

The October HealthCheck covers the Health Practice Council’s letter U.S. Senate leadership on last month’s proposed health care legislation; Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello’s quotes in several news stories on the ongoing attempts to reform the Affordable Care Act; and state legislative and regulatory updates; and announces the Academy’s Nov. 10 webinar on end-of-life care. (October 11, 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. (October 06, 2017)