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2017 CCA Annual Meeting Preliminary Program

2017 CCA Annual Meeting

October 22-25, 2017
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Orlando, Florida

Whether your focus is pension, health, public plans, multiemployer plans, investments, or international actuarial issues, the CCA Annual Meeting brings you the latest information from the people who shape the profession. Register by September 15 to save $200 over the on-site registration fee.

Please click here to review the programreview registration fees, meeting highlights, register for the meeting learn about the hotel and travel details, and make your reservations at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

 We look forward to seeing you in October!

Retiree Medical Seminar Leads Off Annual Meeting in Orlando

Retiree Medical Seminar

10/22/2017 - Noon – 6:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes - Orlando, Florida
Credits: CPD 6.0

This seminar serves as a primer for working on retiree group benefit valuations. Whether you are undertaking ASC715 or GASB 45/74/75 valuations, the fundamentals are the same. Attendees receive a copy of the textbook used on the Society of Actuaries’ exams, “Fundamentals of Retiree Group Benefits,” and the seminar material closely follow its contents.

The speakers at this seminar cover:

  1. Trends in retiree medical plan design.
  2. Actuarial assumptions and methods.
  3. Pros and cons of RDS and EGWP.
  4. How Medicare Advantage Plans work – and why the premium cost for Medicare Advantage plans are generally lower than Medicare Supplement premiums.
  5. Morbidity tables – sources and uses.
  6. My retiree medical plan client is being audited – what to expect when the auditor’s actuary reviews the valuation – and how to plan for a smooth audit review.

This seminar is not a part of the Annual Meeting package; with additional registration and fees required. Registration fees for the seminar are as follows: Members $550 – Nonmembers $650. Additional late and cancellation fees apply. See the CCA Annual Meeting Preliminary Program for details.

Speakers:

1. Dale H. Yamamoto - Red Quill Consulting
2. Adam J. Reese - PRM Consulting Group
3. Colleen O'Malley Driscoll - Ernst & Young, LLP
4. John J. Schubert - Deloitte Consulting LLP
5. John V. Grosso - Aon Hewitt
6 James J. Rizzo - Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company

New November 8 Audio/Webcast to Address Actuarial Impact of the Opioid Crisis

Opioids In America: An Epidemic in the Making

11/08/2017 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: CPD 1.50

The opioid crisis is making headlines and garnering increased national media attention over the last few months. What exactly is it, how is it affecting our clients and their employees, and what can we do about it? Speakers at this audio/webcast present the perspectives of a pharmacist and an actuary in dealing with this timely health and business issue and what it means for our future.

Speakers:

1. David Scharf - Conduent Human Resource Services
2. Wendy Scaggs - Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company
3. Martha R. Temple - Optum
4. Martin H. Rosenzweig - Optum

Michael L. Frank Authors Paper on Healthcare Insurance Billing

CCA member Michael L. Frank authored “Did I Produce a Catastrophic Claim or Am I a Victim of Fraud?” which details his experience with healthcare insurance and possible claim billing errors.

We welcome other opinions and thoughts on the subject, and encourage members to join our communities and special interest groups which promote sound actuarial considerations throughout the profession.

The comments contained in his paper do not necessarily reflect the views of the CCA, the CCA’s members, or any employers of CCA members, and should not be construed in any way as being endorsed by any of the aforementioned parties.

Get Involved With the CCA

There are a variety of ways for CCA members to participate. For more information, view our Get Involved With the CCA interactive graphic, where the responsibilities and time commitments for each opportunity are outlined.

Once you match your talents and interests, please complete the Member Engagement form.

Experienced CCA volunteers are encouraged to volunteer for the Board of Directors. To help you determine whether this is a match for your talents, consider the duties involved. Contact the CCA office at conference@ccactuaries.org for details.

Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines Subject of Paper by Lawrence Mitchell

Inspired by discussions he led on the CCA Healthcare Community, CCA Past President Lawrence Mitchell authored a paper titled "Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines" to further the conversation on the matter among actuaries and non-actuaries alike.

We welcome other opinions and thoughts on the subject, and encourage members to join our communities and special interest groups which promote sound actuarial considerations throughout the profession.

The comments contained in his paper do not necessarily reflect the views of the CCA, the CCA’s members, or any employers of CCA members, and should not be construed in any way as being endorsed by any of the aforementioned parties.

Seminars on Executive Presence for Consultants Coming to New York and Chicago

Building Your Brand: Executive Presence as a Consulting Actuary

February 27, 2018 - New York, NY
Select one of these half-day options:

Morning: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
Afternoon: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

May 21, 2018 - Chicago, IL
Select one of these half-day options:

Morning: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
Afternoon: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time

Registration Fee:
Members $449
Nonmembers $499

Present Challenges & Develop Solutions

As a presenter, how can you consistently project poise and confidence? If you seem nervous or uncomfortable, your credibility drops. Strong presentation skills are essential for successful professionals, whether they present from the front of the room, the head of the table, on a video conference, or as part of a team for a “town hall” meeting. Calm, confident, and credible presenters adapt to the environment and form an immediate and lasting impression with their audience.

The Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA) has teamed up with Exec Comm and developed an Executive Presence program, specifically designed for consulting actuaries. This course helps you successfully manage your presence, information, and audiences so your confidence and credibility remain strong.

Discover Business Context Approaches

Strong presenters capture their clients’ interest, they engage in meaningful dialogue, and secure their position, with the client or prospect, as a trusted advisor. Their presentation resonates and persuades the audience. Choosing the appropriate level of detail to include in a presentation depends on the nature of the audience and can make or break the message. Given the disparate roles of the client’s or prospect’s team members, who may be gathered.

Enhance Skills for Positive Results


Regardless of whether you are just starting out in your consulting career or are an established consultant, after participating in this program and putting these skills to use, you will be able to:
 

  • Present in a polished, professional manner
  • Speak confidently using measured and natural gestures
  • Organize your presentation to emphasize a value proposition that captures your client’s attention and interest
  • Engage your audience with persuasive dialogue and compelling visuals
  • Handle questions and answers with ease

Interactive Learning

In your half-day seminar, you will acquire skills through video recording, group exercises, and instructor coaching. Don’t miss this limited opportunity to hone your executive presence.

The 2017 Blue Book and Blue Book Index are Now Available

Released at the Enrolled Actuaries Meeting starting in 1998, the "Blue Book" is a compendium of questions from actuaries and answers from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC). Access to the complete set of Blue Books is available through the PBGC website.

The Blue Book Index is a complementary catalog of these materials, sorted by topic, to the full set of Blue Books. Click here to access the 2017 Blue Book Index through the CCA website.

Intersector Meeting Notes

Updated: May 3, 2017

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.

Find a Consulting Actuary

The Directory of Actuarial Consultants allows you to search for a consulting actuary based on contact information, practice area (Pension, Health, Life, and Casualty), type of firm, or scope of practice.