Don't Miss Our Upcoming Webinars

COVID-19 and Healthcare

11/4/2020 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: CPD 1.50

In recent months, many different models have been developed to estimate the incidence of COVID-19 infections in the U.S. and worldwide with widely varying results. In this webinar, you will learn how these models are developed, what assumptions are necessary, what leads to different results, and what approaches have been the most accurate so far. Other topics may include methods of predicting future infection surges, uses of infection models as inputs to other actuarial models, impacts of COVID-19 on current and future claim costs, and other topics of interest to healthcare actuaries.


1. David M. Tuomala - Optum
2. Robert J. Nation - Optum Advisory Services
3. Edward M. Pudlowski - MorningStar Actuarial Consulting, LLC
4. Todor Penev - Aon


Part D – What Does the Future Hold?

11/11/2020 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: CPD 1.50

The Medicare Advantage Part D program has recently been the target of many proposed legislative changes. Presenters discuss how these potential changes may impact the marketplace and Part D stakeholders.


1. Julia Friedman -Milliman, Inc.
2. Helen Kurre - Optum Advisory Services
3. Adam Warren Feller - Milliman Inc.
4. Dan Hoffman - Optum

Special Offer for Non-Member Attendees at the CCA Annual Meeting

Take advantage of our special offer for non-member attendees of the 2020 CCA Annual Meeting.

Submit your application for membership by November 30 and you will receive a FULL WAIVER on your 2021 Dues upon approval.*

Click here for information about joining and enter the promo code available at the CCA Booth at checkout.

*This offer is only available to those who paid the non-member rate and have never been a CCA Member.

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.

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

“The More You Change the Less You Fear”

We often remember our first times experiencing things. Why? New experiences are IMPACTFUL, they alter us permanently and if we allow them to - they are what allow us to grow. No one understands this concept more than James Jones.

You see, he is first in line to give things a whirl because he's discovered the secret behind it all. When you're willing to take on those challenges you always walk away better, stronger, wiser. While so many cringe at the mere thought of their career firsts, James revels in the recalling of his professional journey and many of the firsts he has shared with fellow members of the CCA.

So, please sit back, relax, and take a moment to get to know the CCA member, super volunteer (including being this year’s Annual Meeting Chair), and just an all-around delightful person – James Jones!

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

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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 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