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News for Monday, December 9, 2019
Please note that we are updating our database on Tuesday, April 2, so members may not pay dues or update contact information while this process is completed. We expect it to take most of the day. If you have any immediate questions, please call (202) 223-8196 or email membership@actuary.org.
(April 01, 2019)
The March Actuarial Update covers the testimony of Josh Shapiro, Academy vice president, pension, before a House subcommittee this month, and the Health Practice Council’s annual visits to Capitol Hill to meet with federal legislators and policymakers about recent Academy health publications and related health policy discussions. The issue also includes a preview of next month’s interesting professionalism webinar on ethical decision-making and a “Professionalism Counts” column on how actuarial clubs and other groups can utilize the Academy’s speakers bureau. (March 29, 2019)
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. (March 29, 2019)
The spring Casualty Quarterly has a Q&A with Mary D. Miller, past Academy president and a former chief actuary of the state of Ohio, on the Academy’s continued engagement with the NAIC regarding the definition of “qualified actuary.” Also in this issue: New Academy Senior P/C Fellow Rich Gibson presented at several events in late March; and recent state and federal legislative and regulatory activity. (March 28, 2019)
The Academy’s Senior Property/Casualty Fellow Rich Gibson testified March 25 before the District of Columbia’s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking on the use of predictive modeling in setting auto insurance rates. Read the full testimony. (March 25, 2019)
The ASB released its 2018 Annual Report. Last year the ASB adopted one new ASOP and two revised ASOPs, approved five exposure drafts for comment, and approved one proposal to revise one existing ASOP. In addition, the board presented a professionalism series webinar, “The Anatomy of ASOPs,” and provided content for several Actuarial Update Professionalism Counts articles. (March 25, 2019)
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. (March 22, 2019)
Registration is open for the Academy’s first professionalism webinar of 2019, “Promoting Ethical Decision-making: Rules, the Human Brain, and Unconscious Biases,” which will be held on Thursday, April 18. The webinar will feature an engaging discussion with a professor of business law and ethics who focuses on the fundamentals of behavioral decision-making and unconscious biases and how they affect judgment. Register today. (March 22, 2019)
The ABCD released its 2018 Annual Report. Last year the ABCD handled 148 cases, comprised of 109 requests for guidance (RFGs) and 39 inquiries, in line with the previous year. It received 13 inquiries and closed 22 inquiry cases. Of the closed inquiry cases, 13 were dismissed, seven resulted in counseling, and two were resolved with a recommendation for discipline. (March 22, 2019)