CCA's Response to the Academy’s Letter to the CCA Dated Sept. 14, 2018

CCA Members,

On Thursday, September 21, the CCA issued the following letter to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Actuaries in response to their recent decision to exclude representation by the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and ACOPA from the Selection Committee for members of the Actuarial Board of Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) and the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB). Our Board is exploring other options and we will keep you informed of actions we take or any response we receive from the Academy. We welcome your comments at conference@ccactuaries.org. You may also contact CCA President John Lowell at jlowell@octoberthree.com or 770-235-8566. To view more of the communications by and between the Academy and the CCA, please visit https://www.ccactuaries.org/home/composition-of-the-selection-committee.


Board Members of the American Academy of Actuaries

The leadership of the CCA is both dismayed and disappointed by the Academy's unilateral action to exclude representation by the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and ACOPA from the Selection Committee for members of the Actuarial Board of Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) and the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB). We would have preferred an opportunity to discuss the Academy's concerns before taking any action so that we could more fully express our position on matters and to address many of the mischaracterization of the CCA by the Academy in the communication to your members issued Friday, September 7, 2018.

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CCA Annual Meeting Features Leading-Edge Continuing Education in Colorado Springs

2018 CCA Annual Meeting

2018 CCA Annual Meeting

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

The Broadmoor Creates Wait List Due to Record-Setting Demand

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!

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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.

Intersector Meeting Notes

Updated: September 28, 2018

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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