Professionalism News and Events

Five years have passed since the U.S. Qualification Standards (QS) were last revised and effectuated. As such the Academy’s Committee on Qualifications (Committee) has decided to undertake a review to determine if there is a need to start the process of considering revisions to the QS. The Academy’s Board of Directors approved the Committee’s plans to begin this process and therefore the Committee is asking all actuaries and the public to provide comments. Learn more about what areas are of particular interest and how you can submit comments. (May 28, 2013)
Presenters cover ASOP Nos. 46 and 47, relating to risk evaluation and risk treatment in enterprise risk management (ERM). They also discuss why ERM standards are needed and how actuaries should comply with them. (March 28, 2013)
The Casualty, Health, Life, and Professionalism Councils sent comments to the NAIC’s Joint Qualified Actuary (A/B/C) Subgroup in response to its request for comments to a list of nine questions in anticipation of the Subgroup’s meeting at the NAIC Spring National Meeting on April 5, 2013. (March 28, 2013)
This seminar is the primary source of instruction for actuaries who wish to be qualified to issue actuarial opinions for either the NAIC Life and A&H Annual Statement or the NAIC Health Annual Statement but may not have met the specific knowledge requirements set forth in the U.S. Qualification Standards. See why so many of your peers find this seminar the most expeditious way to acquire basic education required to obtain health and life qualifications under Section 3 of the U.S. Qualifications. Register early: Seats are limited and fill up quickly! (March 27, 2013)
The Council on Professionalism submitted an additional comment letter to the NAIC’s Joint Qualified Actuary (A/B/C) Subgroup at their request following their last open call on February 13, 2013, wherein the Council more concisely set forth the value of Academy membership and clarified information about the ABCD. (February 20, 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)
Every year, Academy members who serve on Academy boards, councils, committees, subcommittees, task forces, and work groups, must acknowledge the existing conflict of interest (COI) policy and attest to compliance with the continuing education (CE) requirements of the U.S. Qualification Standards. To comply, click on the special link in the email you received yesterday from “American Academy of Actuaries [coi@actuary.org]” or reply as instructed in that email. You also may log in to the members-only page, and follow instructions there. (February 01, 2013)
This webinar discusses peer review and common practices actuaries can use to determine whether voluntary peer review of their actuarial services and actuarial communications may be beneficial. (December 12, 2012)
You are invited to a special breakfast on Nov. 29 (7-8 a.m.) to meet with representatives from the Actuarial Standards Board, Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline, the Academy’s Council on Professionalism, and its Committee on Qualifications to learn how each operates. Attendees also can stop by to meet one-on-one with representatives during “office hours” (8-9 a.m.). Learn more! (November 21, 2012)
The Academy’s Council on Professionalism has launched a member-wide survey to determine the landscape of professional and ethical issues that its members encounter. We have teamed up with professors from Drake University with expertise in surveying ethical issues facing professionals to survey members which we hope will yield much insight into matters that impact the actuarial profession.  Given the broad base of our membership, we expect to utilize this survey to hear from a wide variety of backgrounds including consultants, in-house insurance practitioners, government actuaries, and others.  Members are receiving the survey from “Karen Terry, Academy VP” and we strongly encourage you to participate in this short survey to help the Academy better serve the actuarial profession and further our important professionalism mission. (November 01, 2012)