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2018 CCA Annual Meeting

2018 CCA Annual Meeting

October 21-24, 2018
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA) is pleased to announce the 2018 CCA Annual Meeting, Sunday, October 21st to Wednesday, October 24th, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The meeting offers a blend of world-class education and networking with an atmosphere that caters to all.

Choose from a wide spectrum of sessions on Retirement, Health & Welfare, Public Plans, International, Multiemployer, Investment, and Cross Discipline topics; or select a full track in any of these specialty areas. Sessions include:

  • Strategies to Alleviate Plan Overfunding;
  • Health Plan Applications of Predictive Analytics;
  • Hybrid/Cash Balance Plans in Europe;
  • Public Sector Mortality: New Tables, Administrative Issues and Credibility Measures;
  • ASOP 51: How Does Risk Look Now?;
  • Retiree Medical: My Client’s Auditor is Asking for What?;
  • New PBGC Withdrawal-Liability Simplification Rules; and
  • Capital Market Update.

Attendee responses to the CCA Annual Meeting confirm it to be the premier meeting for consulting actuaries. Here’s what our attendees are saying:

"CCA continues to be the place where very experienced and thought leading actuaries go for their CE.”
“…provided a nice balance between networking and continued education. I have enjoyed learning in the sessions: whether it is mortality, interest rate changes, or healthcare industry latest developments, etc.”
“The speakers are excellent. In many sessions, the speaker has shared latest and applicable consulting ideas for our daily work.”

Join us this year as we make a long-overdue return to one of the most unique and breathtaking locations in the American West. Nestled at the base of Cheyenne Mountain, The Broadmoor offers an impressive array of services, scenery, and activities with warm hospitality. Reservations can be made online in the CCA Annual Meeting room block at www.ccactuaries.org/go/amhotel.

For more information about the CCA Annual Meeting program, please click here. We look forward to seeing you!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for the CCA Annual Meeting

2018 CCA Annual Meeting Preliminary Program

Sponsorship at the CCA Annual Meeting is a powerful customer relationship management vehicle. Be recognized as a valued sponsor in the pre- and post-event marketing materials and command the attention of the nation's top purchasers and influencers in the marketplace for employee benefits, healthcare services, and public and private pension instruments. Sponsors gain the opportunity to connect with top-level executives and decision makers, from small business owners to CEOs of multinational consulting firms. Opportunities include:

  • Morning Packages
  • Monday Evening Event
  • Networking Luncheon
  • VIP Reception

For more information, please review the CCA Annual Meeting Sponsorship Brochure and contact Marie Shaw at the CCA office to secure the package that meets your unique goals.

Click here for more information about the 2018 CCA Annual Meeting

The 2018 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). The 2018 Blue Book is now available, with access to the complete set of Blue Books 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 2018 Blue Book Index through the CCA website.

Guidelines on Building a Successful Actuarial Practice

CCA Board member Rich Bailey authored “Successful Actuarial Practice in a Consulting Organization” detailing 10 guidelines to building a successful actuarial practice in a consulting firm that enables efficient delivery of financial work.

We welcome other opinions and thoughts on the subject, and encourage members to join our communities which promote sound actuarial considerations throughout the profession.  A discussion of this paper will be the subject of a soon-to-be-scheduled call by the Emerging Leaders Special Interest Group.

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.

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 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 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.

Intersector Meeting Notes

Updated: October 11, 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.