About Us

The American Academy of Actuaries is a D.C.-based 19,500+ member professional association whose mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. Academy members include consultants, corporate executives and staff, regulators, government officials, academics, and retired actuaries. Their areas of practice cover pensions, life insurance, casualty insurance, health insurance, financial reporting, risk management, and more.

The Academy assists public policymakers on all levels by providing leadership, objective expertise, and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues. The Academy also sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries credentialed by one or more of the five U.S.-based actuarial organizations in the United States.

Many of today's most pressing public policy issues require the sound application of actuarial principles. The Academy provides actuarial expertise and advice to public policy decision makers on a wide array of issues that require the special set of skills and qualifications that actuaries offer. It also advocates on behalf of the profession and promotes the use of actuaries in non-traditional industries.


Vision and Mission

The Academy's vision and mission.

Academy Committees

List of committees responsible for the mission-driven work of the Academy.


Academy newsletters, magazines, annual publications, and other documents that cover a broad range of public policy and professionalism issues.

Academy FAQs

A list of most frequently asked questions and answers about the Academy.

Annual Meetings
Information about the Academy's Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum.

Academy Leadership

Information about the Academy's leadership including committee rosters.

Policies and Bylaws

The Academy's bylaws and various policies and guidelines.

History and Background

Background on the Academy, historical notes, Charter Members, and a list of past officers.

More about the Academy

Other information about the Academy, including the annual audited financial statements and strategic plan; and jobs at the Academy.

Election Center

News, candidate information, and forms regarding Academy Board Elections.

Directions to the Academy's office.
Contact information of the Academy.