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ASOPs – Refresher and Recent Updates

12/2/2020 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: EA Core 1.50, CPD 1.50

The presenters cover recent updates to ASOPs and review important ASOPs impacting daily practice.

Speakers:

1. Grace Katherine Lattyak - Aon
2. Michael S. Clark - River and Mercantile
3. Judy Koch Stromback - Deloitte Consulting LLP
4. Susan Pantely - Milliman Inc.

 

Financial Reporting in Healthcare

12/9/2020 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: CPD 1.50

In 2020, COVID-19 has created significant challenges for setting claim reserves and other liabilities for financial statements. In this webinar, financial reporting experts will discuss practical techniques for dealing with the disruptions caused by COVID in financial reporting including how regulators may view the uncertainty and other related issues as we approach year-end financial statements.

Speakers:

1. David M. Tuomala - Optum
2. John C. Lloyd -OptumInsight
3. Andrew Bourg - Milliman Inc.
4. Dave Dillon - Lewis & Ellis

Third Consecutive Year of Record-Setting Attendance at 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

From October 19th through the 21st and the 26th through the 28th, 2020, over 700 leading actuaries came together from around the world for yet another record-breaking Annual Meeting. This was a momentous juncture in the history of the organization – as circumstances inevitably led to the meeting being conducted in a way it never had been before: virtually. This meeting was a testament to the resilience of CCA’s leadership, its volunteers, members, meeting attendees, as well as the collective spirit of consulting actuaries everywhere. There is no question that the first-ever virtual CCA Annual Meeting will not soon be forgotten.

Of the 70 sessions held covering multiple practice areas, notable sessions included Monday morning’s opening general session where keynote speaker Dr. Tasha Eurich discussed her groundbreaking research examining the notion of achieving self-awareness and how to apply self-awareness techniques to our lives and professional journeys, as well as highly rated sessions such as Social Security – What You Need to Know, Stop Loss: A Deeper Dive, and ASOPs for Public Plans. Yet, these are just a few examples of the program’s panoply of relevant and engaging educational experiences.

CCA would like to extend special thanks to the Annual Meeting Program Committee, as well as its Chair – James Jones, for their hard work on the implementation of the program. Suffice it to say this meeting was unlike any other in so many ways and to have made it so phenomenal was no small feat. Join us next year in person from October 24-27 for the 2021 CCA Annual Meeting at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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


“All the Difference”

Life is full of challenges. Often, it is the tough decisions we must make that end up defining who we are. When looking at the success that Maria Sarli has had throughout her life and career, it may be difficult to imagine her as a high-school dropout working a low-wage job just to get by. Yet, doesn’t that make her subsequent successes all the more impressive? Furthermore, it has instilled in Maria the desire to cultivate the skills of future generations and to help guide them by allowing them to grow through challenges of their own.

Let Maria’s story inspire you to blaze your own trail – to seek out what others may have missed.  So, we implore you to take a moment to get to know our 2020–2021 President – a CCA member, volunteer, and mentor to many: Maria M. Sarli!

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

For more information, please contact us at conference@ccactuaries.org.


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, CCA Enrolled Actuaries Conference, 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.