Important Message From the CCA President

Members of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries

Most of you have undoubtedly seen or are at least aware of the communication from the American Academy of Actuaries to its members and posted on their website last Friday, September 7. We write to you now to address the recent decision by the American Academy of Actuaries to exclude representation by the Conference of Consulting Actuaries from the Selection Committee for members of the Actuarial Board of Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) and the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) as well as the characterization of the CCA by the Academy in their communication to their members issued Friday, September 7, 2018.

The leadership of the CCA is both dismayed and disappointed by the Academy’s unilateral action which was communicated to our leadership just hours before they issued their communication to their members. We would have preferred an opportunity to respond directly to the Academy on their rationale for excluding the CCA from having a voice on matters affecting the actuarial profession through the ABCD and ASB before making any board decision on this issue. Since we were not afforded that courtesy, we feel compelled to address the mis-characterization here.

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Voting Open for the 2018-2019 CCA Board of Directors

Electronic voting for the 2018-2019 CCA Board of Directors is now available at

CCA members may cast or revise their ballots between now and 11:59 PM ET on October 11, 2018.  The top six candidates elected by the membership through this ballot process start their terms at the close of the 2018 CCA Annual Meeting. 

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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

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 retirement 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

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