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News for Monday, July 24, 2017
The Health Practice Council released a new policy paper highlighting cost-sharing reductions including what they are and why they need to be funded. (July 24, 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.
(July 21, 2017)
The American Academy of Actuaries commends the administration for taking the positive step of paying the July cost-sharing reduction (CSR) reimbursements. However, the stability and sustainability of the market requires policymakers to fund CSRs on a permanent basis. Read the news release. (July 20, 2017)
The Academy has received a memorandum from the NAIC recounting the findings of their consultant on its study of actuarial credentials and qualifications.
 
The Academy welcomes the opportunity to continue to support and work with the NAIC to try to address its needs and concerns, as we have throughout our long history of establishing Qualification Standards for Public Statements of Actuarial Opinion. We understand that the NAIC is going to have a presentation on the study at the Casualty Actuarial and Statistical (C) Task Force at its summer meeting next month in Philadelphia. Read More.
(July 19, 2017)
The Health Practice Council released a new policy paper highlighting several frequently asked questions (FAQ) on risk pooling and explaining how it works in the individual health insurance market. The FAQ also explores the differences between a single risk pool and separate risk pools.  (July 14, 2017)
The North American Actuarial Council released its 2015-2016 annual report, outlining its work and highlighting its accomplishments for the year. (July 14, 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. (July 14, 2017)
The Pension Practice Council (PPC) published an issue brief that explores various methods to measure the financial health of pension plans. (July 13, 2017)
The July HealthCheck covers the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee’s issue brief on factors driving 2018 premium changes; Academy health committees’ comments to U.S. Senate leadership on health care legislation under consideration; and legislative, judicial, and regulatory updates from the states and the federal government. (July 12, 2017)