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Telemedicine - Outlook Going Forward

1/27/2021 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: CPD 1.50

Telemedicine, and telehealth in general, have been actively used in the delivery of healthcare services for decades. However, with more prevalent use of technologies, increased provider initiatives and the sudden, increased demand and utilization in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the use, acceptance and associated costs related to telemedicine are now rapidly changing. Speakers discuss the current use of telemedicine and the outlook going forward, from the perspectives of payors, providers and patients, as well as facts and perspectives related to cost/savings, privacy/compliance, quality, and more.

Speakers:

1. Debra S. Medlin - Actuarial & Benefits Consulting Group
2. Susan Philip - Milliman Inc.
3. David Zychinski - MDLive

 

Public Sector Plans and the New Normal

2/10/2021 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: EA Non-Core 1.50, CPD 1.50

What challenges are facing public sector plans and plan funding as a result of the “New Normal” during the Pandemic? What are the expectations for and the impact of reductions in government revenues? How will changing demographics including shrinking work forces due to layoffs and furloughs impact contribution amounts and, in turn, plan funding?

Speakers:

1. Judith A. Kermans - Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company
2. Keith Brainard - NASRA
3. Brian B. Murphy - Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company
4. Erica MacKellar - National Conference of State Legislatures

Community Learning Podcasts Now Available!

Are you looking for some bite-sized learning?  Check out our new Community Learning Podcasts.  These short video interviews feature CCA Immediate Past President Michael S. Clark interviewing other actuaries about various topics of interest including leadership, diversity, volunteering, and their experiences with the CCA.

We invite you to check them out today!

*CCA does not issue CE credit for these modules

Paper on Value-Based Care

The paper "Value-Based Care through Physician Groups - An Actuarial Business Perspective" is now available.  This paper was authored by Greger J. Vigen, Mark D. Wernicke, and Edward M. Pudlowski and is being submitted to further the conversation about its topic among actuaries and non-actuaries alike. 


CCA Webinar Policy Expansion Aimed to Help Those Working Remotely

The Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA) understands that social distancing rules, remain in place orders, and other responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have changed the world in which we live. As an organization focused on delivering high-quality continuing education to our members and the profession at large, we already have a robust distance-learning webinar series with flexible pricing options for individuals and groups. However, in recognition of this new environment, we are modifying our webinar policy for group registrations to ensure that those who are now working from a home office can join with their co-workers and participate in leading-edge continuing education.

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CCA Member Spotlight


“All the Difference”

Life is full of challenges. Often, it is the tough decisions we must make that end up defining who we are. When looking at the success that Maria Sarli has had throughout her life and career, it may be difficult to imagine her as a high-school dropout working a low-wage job just to get by. Yet, doesn’t that make her subsequent successes all the more impressive? Furthermore, it has instilled in Maria the desire to cultivate the skills of future generations and to help guide them by allowing them to grow through challenges of their own.

Let Maria’s story inspire you to blaze your own trail – to seek out what others may have missed.  So, we implore you to take a moment to get to know our 2020–2021 President – a CCA member, volunteer, and mentor to many: Maria M. Sarli!

ASOP No. 6 Comment Letter Crafted by Healthcare Community Members

Members of the CCA’s Healthcare Community have developed a comment letter on Actuarial Standards of Practice No. 6 “Development of Age-Specific Retiree Health Cost Assumptions for Pooled Health plans, Including Applications to Non-Pooled Health Plans.” The comment is being submitted to the members of the ASOP 6 work group by the Steering Committee of the CCA Healthcare Community. However, these comments 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.

Free Digital Access to The Wall Street Journal Now Available to Members

CCA members may now access their complimentary digital membership to The Wall Street Journal. From breaking news to politics, business and more—get a global perspective with unlimited digital access to the Journal.


To activate your subscription, login to the CCA website and visit the Wall Street Journal Subscription page under Member Resources.

For more information and FAQs, please visit here.


 

Special Offer for Newly Credentialed Actuaries

Actuaries who have received their SOA, CAS, or EA credential within the last 12 months are eligible to receive 50% dues for the first 3 years of membership*. This means that for $212.50, you will receive the same great benefits as other CCA members.

To take advantage of this offer, simply select the Newly Credentialed (within last 12 months) Discounted Dues category that applies to you on the application.  Join today!

*Offer only available to first time members

2020-2021 CCA Board of Directors Election Results

Thank you to those who participated in CCA’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors’ election. Our process allows all members to vote in this important election.

The ballot closed on September 16th with a slate of six members selected to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term. I am pleased to announce the outcome of the vote.

The following members will be serving their first 3-year terms on the Board of Directors:

  •     Cheryl A. Ham, Aon
  •     Ellen Kleinstuber, Bolton Partners, Inc.
  •     Melissa Conklin Kolle, The Cultural Institutions Retirement System
  •     Yi-Ling Lin, The Terry Group
  •     Paul Sepe, Willis Towers Watson

The following member will be serving his second 3-year term on the Board of Directors:

  •    Derek N. Guyton

For more information, please contact us at conference@ccactuaries.org.


Find a Consulting Actuary

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

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Become a strategic sponsor of the CCA and immerse yourself in the world of the top purchasers and influencers in the marketplace for public and private pension instruments, employee benefits, and healthcare services.

Engage with industry leaders one-on-one - with the kind of undivided attention that only comes with interpersonal exchanges by becoming a CCA Sponsor.

Click here to learn about the various Sponsorship Opportunities available, including the Annual Meeting, CCA Enrolled Actuaries Conference, and Webinars.

To secure your sponsorship or discuss sponsorship options, please contact Marie Shaw at 847-719-6500 or by email at mshaw@ccactuaries.org.