Recent Litigation Within the Actuarial Profession and Why You Should Care

You may have seen information from the American Academy of Actuaries (Academy) about the outcome of a lawsuit by a group of eight Academy members against the Academy.   Here is information that the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA) believes that all U.S. actuaries need to know about this litigation:

  • CCA was not a party to the lawsuit, but supported it financially because we believe the Academy’s actions are detrimental to the actuarial profession in the U.S.  Note that the eight Academy members who filed the lawsuit first attempted to convince the Academy to change course, to no avail.

  • CCA is deeply disappointed in the outcome of the lawsuit, and disagrees with the reasoning by which it was reached.  As a professional actuarial organization in the U.S., we continue to believe that the efforts to require the Academy to follow its bylaws, and be accountable to its members and the U.S. actuarial profession, were the right thing to do for the profession.

  • We believe that the Academy has misrepresented and maligned other actuarial organizations, including the CCA, in a manner that merits a response.

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CCA Enrolled Actuaries Conference - Register Today!

The Conference Designed for Enrolled Actuaries Goes Virtual.
Attend and Earn Up To 18.5 EA Credits!

May, 3, 5 & 7, 2021

If you are an Enrolled Actuary, then you will not need your glasses to see why this meeting is a virtual educational experience made for you. With 39 sessions on subjects for single employer, public plans, multi-employer plans, and small plans practitioners as well as updates from government entities such as the PBGC, IRS, and Joint Board, this is content crafted specifically to meet your needs.

CCA Healthcare Meeting - Registration Now Open

You Won't Want to Miss this Virtual Event! 

April 27 & 29, 2021

This meeting features sessions covering a wide variety of key healthcare topics, providing relevant education for health actuaries and other healthcare professionals, including providers, carriers, and employers.

Through this timely program, experts in the healthcare field detail current problems, highlight areas for improvement (including better data and predictive analytic techniques), and determine what the actuarial profession can do to help deliver value.

New Paper - Social Security – What is it and what should it be?

The article, Social Security – What is it and what should it be?, was written by CCA member Jim Berberian.  We invite comments and discussion on the piece in our CCA Communities.

The article, including the identification and analysis of data, is the author’s, and does 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.

CCA welcomes submission of articles or analyses for posting on our website and discussion in our communities. If you would like an article or analysis considered, please contact kfanella@ccactuaries.org.


To see all papers that have been submitted to CCA, click here.

Education On-Demand: 2020 Annual Meeting Session Recordings

The CCA’s 2020 Annual Meeting doesn’t need to be a distant memory, the program’s timely, relevant and engaging educational sessions are available for your viewing! Perhaps you attended last October and missed a session? Maybe you want to listen to a session a second time. Or, maybe, you didn’t attend the meeting in October and wish you had. 

The good news: several of the highly rated session videos are now available for a nominal fee. CCA members who attended the 2020 CCA Annual Meeting have access at no cost. 

 


Don't Miss Our Next Webinars

Professionalism for Healthcare Actuaries

4/28/2021 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: CPD 1.50

Governmental policies – covering both public programs (e.g. Social Security, Medicare) and private arrangements (licensing, insurance regulation, etc.) have the power to make or break the long-term financial viability of the arrangements they are providing or regulating. Measuring the impact of these policies, and projecting their future influence, are activities familiar to actuaries but complex and arcane to many public officials (both elected and appointed), not to mention to the general public. Our speakers will discuss their views on actuaries’ professional responsibility to contribute to the formation and implementation of public policy, specifically in the health care arena.

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Speakers:

1. Stuart H. Alden - Socratic Methods
2. Frederick W. Kilbourne - The Kilbourne Company
3. David V. Axene - Axene Health Partners, LLC

 

Post-election Outlook: What's Happening on the Hill?

5/12/2021 - 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Credits: EA Non-Core 1.00, CPD 1.50

Presenters will discuss recent and pending legislation affecting the retirement, heath care, and health insurance industries. (May include life insurance or P&C issues if applicable.)

Note that any allocation of EA credit depends on the actual content of the presentation.

Register Now

Speakers:

1. Kenneth J. Herbold - Texas Pension Review Board
2. James E. Holland - Cheiron, Inc.
3. Kent A. Mason - Davis & Harman LLP

Sponsorship Opportunities Available For Enrolled Actuaries Conference and Healthcare Meeting

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.

To secure your sponsorship or discuss sponsorship options, please contact Marie Shaw at 847-719-6500 or by email at mshaw@ccactuaries.org.

Community Learning Podcasts Now Available!

Are you looking for some bite-sized learning?  Check out our new Community Learning Podcasts.  These short video interviews feature CCA Immediate Past President Michael S. Clark interviewing other actuaries about various topics of interest including leadership, diversity, volunteering, and their experiences with the CCA.

We invite you to check them out today!

*CCA does not issue CE credit for these modules

CCA Member Spotlight


“Anything but Boring”

If ever someone claims actuaries are boring or lacking in personality, you can promptly refer them to a particular individual who will certainly change their mind. David Scharf is part polar bear, musician, extreme sports enthusiast, devoted husband, proud father of four, and yes – an actuary. David’s sincere friendliness, keen curiosity, and jovial nature cannot be hindered. They are baked into who he is – and it is anything but boring.

So, if you are in the mood for a bit of fun, look no further! Get to know the CCA member, volunteer-extraordinaire (he is currently on a whopping six CCA Committees which includes the Board of Directors as well as being the Vice President of Continuing Education and Chair of the Webinar Committee), and genuinely nice guy: David Scharf!

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

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