Two actuaries involved in the Committee on Professional Responsibility’s latest discussion paper, Professionalism Considerations for Working in Developing Areas of Actuarial Practice, offer insight in a deep-dive Q&A on the paper.
The Committee on Professional Responsibility (COPR) released a new paper, Professionalism Considerations for Working in Developing Areas of Actuarial Practice, as part of its ongoing discussion series. The paper is intended to raise awareness of the requirements of the U.S. Qualification Standards with respect to work in emerging areas and to help actuaries determine whether they are qualified to practice in a developing area.
The Committee on Professional Responsibility (COPR) released an updated discussion paper, The Roles of the Actuary in the Selection & Application of Actuarial Models, which updates a 2006 paper. Two of the actuaries involved in the update—Karin Swenson-Moore and Brian Donovan—did a Q&A on the updated paper.
The Committee on Professional Responsibility (COPR) has released an updated discussion paper, The Roles of the Actuary in the Selection & Application of Actuarial Models. In preparing this discussion paper, the COPR recognized that there is likely a wide range of experience and opinion within the profession concerning the nature of actuarial models and the various roles actuaries play in selecting and applying them. The COPR believes that actuaries working in all types and areas of professional practice can benefit from reading and considering the concepts and suggestions contained in the paper.
Members are encouraged to share their comments on the paper with the COPR to facilitate improvements in any future releases on this topic. Comments can be submitted to email@example.com.
Precept 11 of the Code of Professional Conduct states that “An Actuary shall not engage in any advertising or business solicitation activities with respect to Actuarial Services that the Actuary knows or should know are false or misleading.” What does that mean for your organization’s marketing efforts? Read on to find out more.
The hallmarks of a profession include high levels of expertise gained through years of study and experience, a high level of trust, and upholding high standards of conduct, qualification, and practice. A disciplinary process is also necessary to ensure that those standards are being met, in the public interest.
It’s time once again to make sure you are on track to complete your continuing education (CE) requirements by the end of the year. Because 2023 is the first year for which actuaries must meet the recently revised Qualification Standards for Actuaries Issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion in the United States (USQS), it’s worth taking a closer look at the requirements.
The Academy has received questions about where members can obtain continuing education (CE) on bias. As a reminder, the revised U.S. Qualification Standards released last fall requires 1 hour of continuing education (CE) each year on bias topics. Here are some places to find it.
It may have been a while since you last looked at Actuarial Standard of Practice (ASOP) No. 1, Introductory Standard of Practice, but ASOP No. 1 is a tool to help you understand all the other ASOPs—a kind of guide or roadmap. Unlike any other standard of practice, it defines terms that are used across the ASOPs
Last year, the Committee on Qualifications (COQ) released completed revisions of the U.S. Qualification Standards (USQS). Since then, the COQ has updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the USQS twice—once in February and once in May. The May release added five new questions to the FAQs, many of which are based on questions and comments received on the draft USQS.
The May “Professionalism Counts” column, “In ‘Interesting Times,’ the Code Is Essential,” explores the importance of the Code of Professional Conduct.
Several annotations to Precept 10 of the Code of Professional Conduct—which addresses courtesy and professional respect—provide more detail about some of the difficult situations an actuary may face and how to handle them.
To help actuaries better understand continuing education requirements, the Academy has updated the infographic “What CE Requirements Apply to Me?” to align with the recently revised U.S. Qualification Standards that took effect Jan. 1.
Keeping actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs) up to date with current practice, law and regulation, and other developments in the business and economic environments in which actuaries operate is a vital part of the work of the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB). The ASB—and its committees and task forces—has been extremely busy in the last year or so revising ASOPs. Five revised ASOPs will take effect this year—here’s a quick look at some of the changes.
The Committee on Professional Responsibility published Explaining Professionalism to Principals last fall. This month’s “Professionalism Counts” offers a Q&A with the authors of the paper, who offer some background and how it can help actuaries.
November’s professionalism webinar, “Self-Regulation and the Actuarial Profession,” engaged the audience in an enlightening discussion about how every actuary has a role to play in self-regulation by adhering to the Code of Professional Conduct, the U.S. Qualification Standards, and actuarial standards of practice. This “Professionalism Counts” offers a follow-up Q&A with the presenters.
The Academy, which sets standards for qualification, practice, and conduct for actuaries practicing in the United States, has revised the standards defining the qualifications for actuaries who issue statements of actuarial opinion (SAOs) in the United States. The revised Qualification Standards for Actuaries Issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion in the United States (USQS) will replace the existing qualification standards as of Jan. 1, 2022. Changes to the USQS include a new requirement for one CE hour of bias education annually, important clarifications regarding qualifying to issue SAOs in particular subject areas, and changes related to non-U.S. actuaries and to Enrolled Actuaries issuing SAOs in the United States. Read the news release.
In part two of two, Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) member Cande Olsen takes a closer look at the evolution of actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs)—disclosures, notable changes, and the ASB’s handling of comments.
The Committee on Professional Responsibility has released a new discussion paper. Explaining Professionalism to Principals is intended to help actuaries think proactively about professionalism and how to explain its importance to the work they do.
In part one of two, Actuarial Standards Board member Cande Olsen looks at what’s behind some recent modifications of actuarial standards of practice (ASOPs), and offers some tips for keeping up with the ASOPs.