Join Us in Bonita Springs, Florida

CCA Annual Meeting

October 25-28, 2015
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Bonita Springs, Florida

The registration brochure includes information on the educational sessions, meeting and hotel registration, and an overview of the schedule of events. Individual session information and details on social activities are available through the CCA website.

Annual Meeting Update: Hyatt Establishes Wait List for Reservations

The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is now filled on the nights of Sunday, October 25 through Tuesday, October 27. If you need to make hotel reservations, please contact Lisa Madsen at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point with your dates and contact information. She will place you on the Hyatt's wait list and will refer you to alternate lodgings in close proximity to the Hyatt.

While there is no guarantee that being on the wait list will ultimately secure a room for these nights, we frequently experience room cancellations close to the Annual Meeting dates which allow those on the wait list to get their requested nights.

Our Next Audio/Webcast

Executive Benefits: Choices and Concerns from the Practical to the Prudent

11/11/2015 - 12:30 – 1:45 PM ET
Credits: EA Noncore 1.50 CPD 1.50

Executive benefits in the form of nonqualified retirement benefits can provide a key element of a company’s overall compensation program. However, more than a typical element of pay, a nonqualified retirement plan presents a host of issues to address. The presenters outline the challenges facing nonqualified plan sponsors; discuss current trends in the design and financial management of these plans; and address regulatory requirements (including possible changes in the laws), compliance concerns, and audit activity. A closer look at benefit security and the nature of nonqualified liabilities will be explored, including the pros and cons of various funding vehicles and de-risking strategies, with a review of some traditional and not so traditional ways to manage the impact on financial statements and cash flow.


1. David Scharf - Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company
2. Douglas B. Frederick - Mercer
3. Peter J. Neuwirth - Towers Watson
4. Mark S. Weisberg - Thompson Coburn LLP

Questions for IRS and PBGC Sought for Gray and Blue Books

The Gray Book Committee is accepting questions in preparation for their meetings with the aforementioned government bodies for the 2016 editions. They are seeking relevant questions covering such areas as funding, nondiscrimination, benefit restrictions, qualification issues, PBGC-related issues, and other areas that are of interest to enrolled actuaries. Click here for details and to access the question generator.

Please submit any questions by Friday, November 6th.

Find a Consulting Actuary

The Directory of Actuarial Consultants allows you to search for a consulting actuary based on contact information, practice area (Pension, Health, Life, and Casualty), type of firm, or scope of practice.

Actuarial Funding Policies and Practices for Public Pension Plans

The Conference of Consulting Actuaries’ Public Plans Community (CCA PPC) released a white paper titled "Actuarial Funding Policies and Practices for Public Pension Plans" to provide guidance to policymakers and other interested parties on the development of actuarially based funding policies for public pension plans. The CCA PPC includes over 50 leading actuaries whose firms are responsible for the actuarial services provided to the majority of public-sector retirement systems in the US. All of the major actuarial firms serving the public sector are represented in the CCA PPC as well as in-house actuaries from several state plans. As a result, the CCA PPC represents a broad cross section of public-sector actuaries with extensive experience providing valuation and consulting services to public plans, and it is that experience that provides the knowledge base for this paper.

Intersector Meeting Notes

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.