In addition to our professionalism plenary, the agenda features plenary sessions that will explore these cross-practice issues.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) – Engaging the Public Policy Discourse Over Insuring Against Inequities
During the historic national reckoning of racial justice over the past year and a half, there has been a fundamental reexamination of many aspects of our civil society including economic inclusion. Concerns over DE&I regarding financial security programs and systems, including insurance coverages and retirement programs, have led to significant public policy debates, and the Academy has responded to those efforts as well as proactively engaging its own exploration of causes of disparities and examining concerns over the appropriateness of data and assumptions used in actuarial practice and potential solutions. Actuaries are exceptionally well qualified to address many of the complex factors that go into issues surrounding risk classification, data usage, and assumption setting that underly this discussion. Join the Academy for this cross-practice discussion of the public policy developments under consideration with the potential to affect actuarial practice in fundamental ways.
COVID-19: A Prognosis of the Pandemic’s Implications Based on Lessons Learned Thus Far
The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-ranging consequences, not only from a public health perspective, but economically. Actuaries have faced unique challenges in their practice to assess COVID-19’s impacts and to adapt to ever-changing dynamics in an environment of unknowns. Join the Academy for a cross-practice examination of some of those challenges even as they are still unfolding, the public policy responses intended to address them, and a forecast of potential further regulator remedies.
Level Up? The Progression of Insurance Regulation Spanning the International, Federal, and State Levels
This session will play across the global standard-setting, federal oversight, and state regulatory action levels on issues such as solvency considerations such as group capital insurance capital standards, including a look at the Academy’s well-regarded research on scalar methodologies. It will also offer insights into other workstreams being concurrently developed at all three levels on issues like climate-related financial disclosures. Hear from key stakeholders on the latest cutting-edge developments from all three levels.