Academy News

In the January/February issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “The Game Behind the Game,” dives deep into the world of sports strategy and data analytics. Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have embraced this data-led revolution—is the National Football League behind the times? Other features in this issue include “Demystifying The Art of War”—No philosophical treatise, this classic offers practical advice for anyone engaged in conflict; and “The Case for the Bank Actuary”—What is “current expected credit loss,” and how can the actuarial profession help shine a light on this new and uncertain terrain? Plus a President’s Message from new Academy President Shawna Ackerman on how the voice of the actuary can continue to be the voice of a trusted adviser; the treasure trove of the Academy’s practice notes; and the latest in a series on managing catastrophic medical claims. (January 02, 2019)

The December Actuarial Update covers Academy webinars on Big Data and professionalism, with the professionalism webinar taking a look at the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) and how to obtain requests for guidance from the ABCD. Also in this issue: registration is open for April’s PBR Boot Camp; the Health Practice Council commented on the federal Medicare Advantage program; and in a Q&A in the “Professionalism Counts” column, outgoing ABCD Chairperson Rick Block reflects on his six years with the ABCD, including two years as chairperson. (December 31, 2018)

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. (December 21, 2018)

The December HealthCheck includes a comment letter from the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee about Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act; a comment letter to the IRS on a proposed rule regarding health reimbursement arrangements; a Health Practice Council letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about the Medicare Advantage program; state and federal legislative and regulatory activity; and information on how to order the 2019 Life and Health Valuation Law Manual. (December 19, 2018)

The winter Casualty Quarterly includes a Q&A with Robert Hartwig—past president of the Insurance Information Institute and current director of the Center for Risk and Uncertainty Management at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business—about issues ranging from the effects of tariffs on auto and homeowners’ insurance costs to fiscal and economic policy. Also in this issue, a recap of the P/C sessions from the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, a heads-up on the forthcoming P/C loss reserves practice note, and recent legislative and regulatory activity. (December 14, 2018)

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. (December 14, 2018)

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. (December 07, 2018)

The November Actuarial Update has more than 10 pages of coverage on this month’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, including write-ups of all the keynote and plenary addresses, the Academy presidential transition, a rundown of the informative breakout sessions, a two-page photo spread highlighting the networking and camaraderie attendees enjoyed at the event, and much more. Also noted in this issue, the Actuaries Institute of Australia launches its own climate index, in the spirit of the Academy co-sponsored Actuaries Climate Index®; the P/C Loss Reserve and Life and Health Valuation law manuals are available to order; and a “Professionalism Counts” column on “The ABC’s (and D) of CE.” (November 30, 2018)

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. (November 30, 2018)

The Academy urged Congress to continue efforts to address multiemployer system solvency issues after the congressional Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans reached today’s statutory deadline without coming to an agreement on proposed legislation. “Time is of the essence in addressing multiemployer system challenges, as the potential consequences of inaction only grow with time,” said Academy Vice President, Pension, Josh Shapiro. Read the Academy’s alert and news release. (November 30, 2018)

The fall issue of The Retirement Report covers retirement presentations from the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, including plenary sessions; and recent legislative and regulatory activity. (November 29, 2018)

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. (November 16, 2018)

The Academy published a new Essential Elements paper, Big Data, Big Changes for Insurance and Pensions, highlighting the opportunities and challenges that rapidly evolving advancements in data analysis and storage pose for insurers, consumers, and regulators. Essential Elements is a series designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences. (November 14, 2018)

The November HealthCheck recaps health highlights from the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, including a reference pricing session that was livestreamed (and is available for replay) on the Academy’s Facebook page. Also in this issue: the Life and Health Qualifications Seminar; health-related Election Day ballot measures in several states; and recent state and federal legislative and regulatory activity. (November 14, 2018)

The Academy’s election vendor, Intelliscan, has provided the official results of the online and mailed votes cast by eligible members on two proposed changes to the Academy Bylaws. Proposal 1, a change recommended by the Academy Board of Directors, won a majority of votes but not the two-thirds supermajority required to be incorporated into our bylaws. Proposal 2, initiated by petition, was decisively voted down with 57.99 percent of votes against it. Read the member update. (November 12, 2018)