June 17th Webinar Teaches You to Say Anything to Anyone

Leadership Effectiveness – How To Say Anything To Anyone

6/17/2020 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT

Want to be better with your business communications? Whether with clients, colleagues, or supervisors, communication is a big key in being successful. So how do you become a more effective communicator? This webinar, presented by Shari Harley – President of Candid Culture, provides attendees with concrete action items to help you establish trust in your working relationships, set expectations, and ultimately help you become a better communicator and consultant.

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CMS Risk-Based Programs

6/24/2020 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: CPD 1.50

CMS’ evolution in risk-based payments has taken many forms over the years. Some of the newer programs, such as the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Direct Contracting, are taking innovative approaches to paying for healthcare. In this webinar, we explore some of these programs and actuarial considerations to be made in their design and evaluation. We will also explore the effects of current events on these programs, including CMS’s evolving response to COVID-19.


1. Joseph Dean Heintzelman - Optum
2. Matthew J. Kramer - Milliman Inc.
3. Aaron Paul Jurgaitis - Wakely
4. Betty Siu - Optum


The Role of the Actuary in DC Plans

7/8/2020 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: EA Non-Core 1.50, CPD 1.50

As traditional defined benefit plans continue to decline in usage while defined contribution plans continue its rise as the preferred retirement income vehicle for a growing number of employers, what skills and expertise can retirement actuaries provide to help manage the risks inherent in DC plans? How should demographic factors in a DC population impact the risks they take and the investments they make? The presenters discuss these and the use of actuarial tools to evaluate DC lifetime income solutions.


1. Vicente Eduardo Velarde - Willis Towers Watson
2. Lee D. Gold - Mercer
3. Eric S. Friedman - Aon Risk Consultants, Inc.

Submit Your Nominations for CCA Awards

The deadline for award nominations is June 1, so why not take a moment to nominate a colleague today? There are three awards currently open for nominations.

The Wynn Kent Public Communication Award is given to an eligible actuary who has materially contributed to the communication of financial risk and work product of the actuarial profession in some form or media to the public. Recipients must be a member of a recognized US actuarial professional organization.

The Most Valuable Volunteer Award is awarded to a volunteer for contributions made to the CCA or the actuarial consulting profession during the past 12 to 24 months.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to a volunteer for contributions made to the CCA or the actuarial consulting profession during his/her professional career.

For more information and to submit a nomination, click here.

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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Special Message for CCA Members

During these unprecedented times, CCA wants you to know that we are here for you, our members.

If you have found yourself unemployed, please reach out to us at conference@ccactuaries.org for help.  Please contact us for information on reduced dues and complimentary webinars.  In addition, CCA members have access to our Job Board and CCA Communities.

These offers are only available to CCA Members.  For more information, please contact us at conference@ccactuaries.org.

CCA Member Spotlight

“Against All Odds”

If you are at all familiar with the CCA or any of its events, then whether you know it or not – you know CCA Penultimate President John Lowell.

He is the friendly outlier we all want to meet – dare I say, we all want to be. Because as John himself would say, “It’s not the varietal that matters, it’s what the winemaker does with it.”  So, pour yourself a glass of your finest vintage, sit back, and learn more about the CCA member, all-star volunteer, and 2017-2018 President: John Lowell!

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

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 conference@ccactuaries.org 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 mshaw@ccactuaries.org.