CCA Communities

Fostering the exchange of knowledge and ideas

Your place to share knowledge and exchange ideas!

The CCA hosts several actuarial communities - active forums for getting answers, sharing your concerns and taking actions to help shape the profession. The specialized knowledge that CCA community members share helps guide the design of CCA presentations, seminars, webinars and other continuing education offerings, advancing the practice.

Women in Consulting Book Club

The next Book Club for the Women in Consulting Community will begin December 7. We will be reading Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. To register please email Shannon Peterson

Leadership Development Community Podcast Club

Join us for the next edition of the Leadership Development Community podcast club on Friday, December 1 at 1:00 pm CT. For this session, we will be discussing Feedback is a Gift.


The purpose of the Corporate Qualified Pensions community is to assist retirement actuaries to meet their business and educational needs.

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This Community is for CCA members that are interested in or working in the defined contributions space.

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This Community is a forum for CCA members who work in the area of executive compensation and benefits, with a particular focus on nonqualified plans (both DC and DB), to share knowledge, ideas, and trends.

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The Expert Witness Community is comprised of actuaries who perform or are interested in Expert Witness (EW) work. The purpose of this community is to facilitate networking among its members, help make them better in this line of work, and provide a repository for appropriate reference material. Topics of discussion will be member driven, but may include: differences between EW opinions and actuarial analysis reports; EW trends and opportunities; resolving potential conflicts of interest; testimony preparation, presentation and pitfalls; and maintaining attorney-client privilege.

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The Healthcare Community promotes sound actuarial considerations for healthcare, including reform, at the national and state level, and provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas among actuaries concerned about healthcare issues. The highly regarded healthcare track at the CCA’s Annual Meeting is derived in part from the Community's assessments. The CCA Health Meeting brings carrier and consulting actuaries together with regulators and policy makers. Join the CCA and get involved with the Healthcare Community. Don't let the changes pass you by in this extremely dynamic practice area.

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This community is for members that work for state and local pension systems, in-house for a multi-employer fund, or as internal resource at a pension fund to discuss the unique aspects of this work.  To be considered for this community, please email

Whether you desire to be a leader within the profession, within your organization, or even within your teams, this community will provide you with opportunities to gain new skills and understanding to help you achieve your goals. This community is where aspiring and established leaders come together to share their experiences in becoming actuarial leaders and discuss challenges they have faced along the way.  If you are a non-member who would like to participate in this new CCA Community, please e-mail Shannon Peterson.

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The purpose of the Multiemployer Plans Community is to assist multiemployer plan actuaries to meet their business and educational needs.

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The Public Plans Community is charged with advancing the sound actuarial and governance practice in the public sector retirement and employee benefits arenas. This CCA Community acts as a discussion forum as well as a repository for intelligence and analyses. Community activities to date have focused on subjecting the emerging views of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board on postemployment benefits to actuarial scrutiny. Community members were principal authors of industry comments to the GASB and also have participated in both formal GASB hearings and informal staff discussions. Ongoing projects include model funding and disclosure practices as well as governance and measurement issues. If you work in the public plan area you owe it to yourself to play an active part helping shape this vital area of actuarial practice.

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The purpose of the Smaller Actuarial Consulting Firms Community is to assist smaller actuarial consulting firms to meet their business and educational needs.

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This Community is focused on the challenges faced by women actuaries working in consulting, and is currently open to members and non-members alike. If you are a non-member who would like to participate in this new CCA Community, please e-mail Shannon Peterson.

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Check out CCA's Leadership Interview Series

Hear from actuaries in various roles and career stages about leadership principles, career pathways, community involvement, conflict resolution, and more in these engaging and enlightening one-on-one interviews with Michael S. Clark, CCA past president.

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