Get to know CCA President - Michael S. Clark

One does not become the youngest CCA president ever by sitting around waiting for life to happen. Rather, it takes drive – but more importantly the passion that comes with a joyful endeavor. Being an actuary is a labor of love for Michael Clark (that’s Michael S. Clark – not to be confused with the two fellow actuaries of the same name).

Click here to check out our newest Member Spotlight and take a moment to get to know our 2019—2020 President - a CCA Member, volunteer, and friend unlike any other: Michael S. Clark!

Message From the CCA President

This month, CCA President Michael S. Clark delivers his message from the IAA meeting in Tokyo.  Click below to watch the message.

Don't Miss Our Upcoming Webinar

Fun with Funding: Strategies for Big and Small Plans (Single Employer)

12/11/2019 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: EA Core 0.75, EA Noncore 0.75, CPD 1.50

With recent economic changes, many single employer plan sponsors are now taking a fresh look at their funding policy. Presenters review the current state of pension plan funding and look at specific strategies to use in making funding decisions from multiple perspectives, including small and large plans, short-term and long-term, ongoing and frozen. Special consideration will be given to tax deduction and accounting implications, borrow to fund strategies, and managing credit balances.

Note that any allocation of EA credit depends on the actual content of the session.


1. David Scharf - Buck
2. Ellen L. Kleinstuber - Bolton Partners, Inc.
3. Brian C. Donohue - October Three LLC
4. Aaron Rothstein - Buck

CCA Rebranding with 2018 - 2019 CCA President Ed Pudlowski

A rebranding effort is more than just a new logo. It is about continuing to demonstrate the value we provide to our members and customers, while ensuring we connect with future generations. Here at the CCA, we are not changing the great services you have come to expect from us, just how we are communicating that value within the actuarial community.  Click the video below to hear CCA President, Ed Pudlowski discuss the new look which is unique, memorable, and simple – and connects with the new messaging of our value.  We hope you like it.

Experience the Latest in On-Demand Education from CCA

Have an upcoming client meeting in the health sector and are just starting out or need a refresher course? Where do you go?

Look no further than CCA’s new E-Learning module: Demographic Contributions to Medical Expense Cost and Trends. Developed by CCA with the assistance of Mercer Partner Rich Bailey, this module guides you through how demographic data such as age, gender, and location contribute to the potential cost of employee medical expense.  

This interactive module is available at no cost. 

Visit the E-Learning Section under Education to learn more!

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.


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 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, Enrolled Actuaries Meeting, and Webinars.

To secure your sponsorship or discuss sponsorship options, please contact Marie Shaw at 847-719-6500 or by email at

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.

The 2019 PBGC 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 2019 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 2019 Blue Book Index through the CCA website.