Academy News

The June Actuarial Update covers the recently released Academy-sponsored Magic School Bus book, which is available for order and corporate sponsorships; issue briefs on 2019 health insurance premium drivers and the 2018 Medicare and Social Security trustees’ reports; the Big Data monograph; and the “Professionalism Counts” column, in which Past President Cecil Bykerk writes about U.S. actuarial self-regulation as a model for the world. (June 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. (June 29, 2018)

The summer StateScan Quarterly highlights state legislation and regulation in the past quarter including casualty issues related to auto insurance and autonomous vehicles, flood and travel insurance, climate risk, and workers’ compensation; health issues including the individual market, Medicaid, and long-term care; and life insurance issues, public pension plans, and cross-practice issues, such as captive insurers and credit for reinsurance. For a comprehensive review, log in to StateScan, the legislative and regulatory portal free for Academy members. (June 28, 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. (June 22, 2018)

The Summer Casualty Quarterly previews an Academy paper on catastrophe modeling in a Q&A with P/C Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee Chairperson Kay Cleary. Also in this issue, the Academy’s new Big Data monograph, a practice note and upcoming webinar on retained risk, and legislative and regulatory updates. (June 19, 2018)

Commenting on the Department of Labor’s final rule on association health plans released today, Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello said, “Expanding the availability of AHPs can lead to increased insurance options and lower premiums for some consumers, but higher premiums for others.” Read the news release. (June 19, 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. (June 15, 2018)

The Magic School Bus Takes a RiskA Book about Probability, a new book sponsored by the Academy, aims to show children that math has the power to bring them on amazing journeys. During an adventurous field trip led by Ms. Frizzle, the children meet Maxine, an actuary, and explore how actuaries help people understand and lessen risk for the community. (June 14, 2018)

A new issue brief produced by the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee, Drivers of 2019 Health Insurance Premium Changes, provides an overview of the general factors underlying premium rate setting and highlights the major components driving premium changes for 2019. Read the news release. (June 13, 2018)

In the June HealthCheck, the Academy released issue briefs June 13 on Medicare’s financial condition and on drivers for 2019 health insurance premiums. Also in this issue, Annual Meeting health session topics, the Academy’s new voter guides for the 2018 midterm elections, and legislative and regulatory updates. (June 13, 2018)

The Medicare Subcommittee published an issue brief, Medicare’s Financial Condition: Beyond Actuarial Balance, on significant concerns about Medicare’s long-term financial health. (June 13, 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. (June 08, 2018)

The Academy released the monograph, Big Data and the Role of the Actuary, at the International Congress of Actuaries meeting in Berlin on June 5. The monograph examines how Big Data is providing actuaries with powerful new analytical tools and opportunities to work on Big Data projects, Academy Past President and Big Data Task Force Chairperson Bob Beuerlein told ICA attendees. Read the news release.
Interested in learning more? Join us on Nov. 1 and 2 for the Academy’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, which will feature a plenary session that will look at the evolution and implications of Big Data. Visit the event website for more information about the agenda and how to register.
(June 05, 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. (June 01, 2018)

In the May Actuarial Update, read about the Academy’s new voter guides, offering expertise on a range of issues heading into the fall elections. Also covered: session topics are taking shape for the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum in November, and the Nov. 1 dinner will feature a murder-mystery “Whodunit” as entertainment; June Academy webinars will focus on the Code of Professional Conduct and at property/casualty insurance-related risk; and the “Professionalism Counts” column by Committee on Qualifications Chairperson Andrea Sweeny looks at statements of actuarial opinion. (May 31, 2018)