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Blockchain in Healthcare: It is not just for Bitcoin Anymore

08/07/2019 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: CPD 1.50

Blockchain has received a lot of attention as the basis for Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. Similar techniques are starting to be employed to help solve healthcare problems. In this session, speakers discuss how blockchain works, how healthcare applications are similar and different than Bitcoin, and some of the early areas of adoption in healthcare.


1. Chris L. Sipes -Consulting & Risk Mgmt. Servs.
2. Julia Kong - Milliman Inc.
3. David M. Tuomala - Optum
4. Technology Consultant - Optum

2019 Webinar Series

Registration for the entire 2019 CCA Webinar Series is open for individual events and series subscriptions. Click here to view the expanded offerings and options for 2019. For detailed information about registration options, please review the Webinar Policy and Fees Document (PDF).

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!

Message From the CCA President

The CCA is a Community.

Yes, technically we’re a member-based association, or conference if you will, with a vision to “advance the practice through innovative education programs and robust common interest groups.”  At the CCA, we look at these two parts of our vision statement – education and common interest groups – as integral and equal components.   The best education to grow established and aspiring leaders in the actuarial consulting community can only come from conferring with each other, sharing insights, challenging our thinking on critical issues, and obtaining fresh insights from differing points of view.  The CCA is an organization that promotes professional growth through networking in common interest groups, or Communities.

The CCA is one large community.  That’s evident when you attend our Annual Meeting each October, or the EA Meeting or Healthcare Meeting every spring.  The most interesting dialogue on timely and relevant issues affecting the profession come not only during the educational sessions but in the hallways outside the meeting rooms or at the breakfast or lunch tables.  In addition, interaction among like-minded professionals occurs frequently between these live events through the various Communities we have established (click here for a  complete listing of our Communities).  Periodic calls by the various Communities on topical issues or simply a post to the specific Community site with a question can generate significant discussion and debate that advances one’s knowledge.

That’s how we foster education -- not just through our high-quality educational content on timely and relevant issues that offers you insights you can use in your everyday job -- but coupled with a sense of community that truly wants to share information so we all grow together to be better professionals.  If you’re not a member of one or more of our Communities please find those that meet your needs and join today.  This will enhance the already existing sense of community we hope you enjoy in being a member of the CCA.

At the CCA, you have a place in our community and an ability to contribute to the actuarial profession.

Do you have questions about the CCA? If so, don't hesitate to reach out to me.


Edward M. Pudlowski, FCA


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.

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.


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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

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.

Intersector Meeting Notes

Updated: May 15, 2019

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 (Retirement, Health & Welfare, Life, and Casualty), type of firm, or scope of practice.