Registration Opens for the 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting

2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting Preliminary Program

2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting

April 10-13, 2016
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

The American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries are pleased to serve as joint hosts for the 41st annual Enrolled Actuaries Meeting, April 10 – 13, 2016 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The meeting offers a variety of panels and workshops, covering a wide range of topics and issues relevant to Enrolled Actuaries and other pension professionals. The meeting registration includes an exhibit of products and services geared to Enrolled Actuaries. The exhibit hall opens at 6:00 PM on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Registration Opens for the 2016 CCA Health Reform Meeting

2016 CCA Health Reform Meeting Preliminary Program

2016 CCA Health Reform Meeting

April 13-14, 2016
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

The CCA Health Reform Meeting provides health actuaries and other healthcare professionals the chance to hear the latest developments on the Affordable Care Act, and the opportunity to discuss with peers what’s happening on the home front of healthcare reform. The meeting features a variety of sessions on healthcare reform issues, providing relevant education for healthcare providers, carriers and employers.

Click here to review the agenda, including session descriptions, speakers, policies and registration rates.

CCA Announces Public Funding Policy Seminar

Actuarial Funding Policies and Practices for Public Pension Plans: What's Behind the White Paper?

Actuarial Funding Policies and Practices for Public Pension Plans:
What’s Behind the White Paper?

April 13, 2016 - 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

The CCA PPC White Paper on Actuarial Funding Policies and Practices for Public Pension Plans was published in October 2014 after over two years of frequent and exhaustive discussions by a dedicated group of public pension valuation actuaries, including leading actuaries from each of the major actuarial firms serving the public sector. This resulted in the industry’s most thorough and detailed development and discussion of a Level Cost Allocation Model (LCAM) for public pension plans.

As part of this discussion, the panelists specifically review issues that were controversial in the White Paper development, including the use of the “ultimate” version of the entry age cost method and the use of rolling amortization to fund the UAAL. Panelists also review the differing viewpoints and evolving arguments that ultimately led to the findings presented in the White Paper.

The seminar panelists were each actively involved in the LCAM development, including the resolution of the more controversial discussion topics. Attendees come away with a deeper understanding of both the White Paper process and the LCAM mechanics, along with a better sense of why the White Paper and the LCAM truly represent an industry consensus of model practice for public pension funding policies.

Register for the 2016 Professional Standards Seminar

2016 Professional Standards Seminar

April 10, 2016 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

Code of Professional Conduct, ASOPs, Qualification Standards, EA Regulations - pension actuaries are surrounded by professionalism criteria. How can we be sure that we are meeting all of these requirements? How does our Code and Professional Standards benefit us and our clients? Are our Code and Standards serving their purpose? What can I and/or my employer do to mitigate exposure? What should we do if we make a mistake? What should I do if I know of a breach of the Code or Standards? What happens to actuaries who breach the Code or Standards?

Many actuaries believe they have the answer when faced with a myriad of ethical issues involving their own actions or the actions taken by clients. The speakers during this session present a variety of hypothetical situations that can lead to various interpretations and a range of possible actions. This presentation includes a series of case studies/vignettes portraying possible real-world, potentially unreasonable and even outrageous situations that can place actuaries in difficult situations.

Audience members are asked to analyze, discuss and debate their views of these situations and propose what they believe should be the outcome. This seminar is a great opportunity to get an update on Professional Standards, while getting a behind the scenes look at how the ABCD functions, and delving into ethical situations that can happen on a regular basis. Consider attending this informative, retirement benefits focused seminar on Professional Standards and ethics.

Intersector Meeting Notes

Updated: September 30, 2015

Twice a year the Intersector Group meets with representatives of the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury Department), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) to dialogue with them on regulatory and other issues affecting pension practice. Click here to view notes from meetings with the IRS, Treasury, and PBGC on regulatory issues affecting pension practice.

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