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News for Friday, September 22, 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. (September 15, 2017)
The Academy announced the recipients of its two highest awards, the Jarvis Farley Service Award and the Robert J. Myers Public Service Award, for 2017 along with five recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Volunteerism Award. The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum in November. Read the news releases for details. (September 13, 2017)
The September HealthCheck covers the Health Practice Council’s letter this week to a key Senate committee on stabilizing the individual insurance market under the Affordable Care Act (ACA); Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello’s participation in a Sept. 8 health care panel discussion; the Academy’s cross-practice letter to Congress on tax reform; the latest on the ACA; Medicare for all; and an agreement in principle to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years. (September 13, 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. (September 08, 2017)
The American Academy of Actuaries is delighted to announce that Kevin M. Ryan, an actuary with decades of regulatory, executive, and consulting experience, was named as the Academy’s senior property and casualty fellow effective Sept. 1, 2017. Read the news release
(September 05, 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. (September 01, 2017)
In the September/October issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “An Imperfect Storm,” looks at what we know—and don’t know—about weather modeling and climate risk, and how the U.S. weather monitoring infrastructure can be improved. Other features include a look at so-called doomsday factors and how they are interrelated, and “Patterns and Noise,” which explores resource complexity as it relates to information theory, efficiency, and marginal improvements. Also in this issue, the final “Presidential Papers” article, on how to set the temperature to “ethical”; an “International Corner” piece on the health care systems and outcomes of Europe; how to ensure a client uses your work product appropriately; and more. (September 01, 2017)
The August Actuarial Update announces the Academy’s new regular directors, who will begin their terms at the conclusion of the Academy’s Annual Meeting on Nov. 14. Also in this issue: acclaimed journalist Bob Woodward, who will keynote the Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum lauds actuaries’ “objective, independent work” (early registration rates are still available); the Academy made numerous professionalism and public policy presentations at the NAIC Summer 2017 National Meeting; the “Professionalism Counts” column covers the “must,” “should,” and “may” aspects of actuarial standards of practice; and the Academy welcomed almost 450 new members in the first half of 2017. (August 31, 2017)
The Academy sent a letter to members of Congress regarding the importance of an actuarial perspective on tax reform proposals and discussions. (August 31, 2017)