Susan L. Breen-Held FCA MAAA EA FSPA COPA CPC

Consulting Actuary (ret.)

Contact Information

Des Moines, IA 50321-1941
US
Phone
515-314-6337
Email
suebh.actuary@gmail.com
Susan L. Breen-Held, EA, FCA, FSPA, MAAA retired in 2018 from her role as a Consulting Actuary in Principal Financial Group’s Retirement Actuarial Consulting practice, based in Des Moines, Iowa. In that role, she consulted with corporate plan sponsors on a range of issues related to the design and funding of defined benefit plans. As Principal’s research actuary for qualified DB plan actuarial issues, she developed continuing education content and leads the work group that developed consulting communications for Principal’s DB plan sponsors. She also supported Principal’s legislative efforts in Washington, D.C., through review, modeling, and lobbying for various pension proposals. Sue has been a speaker at numerous professional society meetings and audiocasts. She is continuing he volunteer work as a member of the American Academy of Actuaries Pension Committee, the planning committee for the Enrolled Actuaries Meeting, and the committee working with PBGC to prepare a technical resource (Blue Book).

CCA Member Since 2011

Corporate DB/DC

501 - Dialogue with the Joint Board and Review of Key Sections of the Joint Board Regulations 2019 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2019)

202 - PBGC: Update and Dialogue for Single-Employer Plans 2019 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 08, 2019)

101 - Late Breaking Developments 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2018)

PBGC: Update and Dialogue for Single-Employer Plans 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 11, 2018)

Dialogue with the Joint Board 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 10, 2018)

Funding Method Changes Under the New Guidance 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2018)

ASOP 51: Assessing and Disclosing Pension Risk ASOP 51: Assessing and Disclosing Pension Risk Audio/Webcast (February 28, 2018)

Q&N/As: Things We Don't Know 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2017)

Q&NAs: Things We Know We Don’t Know 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 05, 2017)

Do Your Reports Measure Up? ASOP Communication and Disclosure Rules 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 03, 2017)

Blue Book and IRC Questions: Ask the Experts 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2016)

Sunday Session: Blue Book and IRC Questions: Ask the Experts 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2016)

Reportable Events – Who, What, and When 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 12, 2016)

PBGC Blue Book and IRC Questions 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 12, 2016)

Do Your Reports Measure Up? ASOP Communication and Disclosure Rules 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 11, 2016)

CSEC and ECP: The Similarities, the Differences and the Rules 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 13, 2015)

MAP-21 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2013)

MAP-21 2013 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 08, 2013)

Professional Standards/Media Response Seminar Professional Standards/Media Response Seminar (April 07, 2013)

Professional Standards/Media Response Seminar Professional Standards/Media Response Seminar (April 07, 2013)

Tales from Beyond Normal Retirement 2012 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 27, 2012)

Minimum Funding Basics for Single Employer Plans 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 29, 2011)

Minimum Funding Basics for Single Employer Plans 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 28, 2011)

What's Wrong with This… 2011 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 28, 2011)

Benefit Restrictions Benefit Restrictions (March 09, 2011)

How Have the New ASOPs Changed Your Practice? How Have the New ASOPs Changed Your Practice? (November 10, 2010)

PPA Updates: PPA Today, Where it's Headed and How it Relates PPA Updates: PPA Today, Where it's Headed and How it Relates (June 16, 2010)

What's Wrong with This Report? 2010 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 14, 2010)

Quarterly Contributions and Liquidity Shortfall Requirements 2010 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 14, 2010)

Quarterly Contributions and Liquidity Shortfall Requirements 2010 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 12, 2010)

PPA - Where are we Now? 2010 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 12, 2010)

Frozen Plans of All Flavors 2009 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (March 31, 2009)

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