ASOP 4: Updated Guidance

November 08, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 1.50
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 1.50
ASOP 4 revisions take effect in 2023. In this CCA retirement series webinar, presenters discuss the updated guidance and its implications.

Nuts and Bolts of Payer-Provider Contracts

June 14, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 0.00
The contents of a payer-provider contract determine reimbursement levels being paid by payers to providers. What are the primary variables included in these contracts that impact actuaries’ work, both volume-based and value-based? How does this vary for commercial insurance companies vs government programs? In this CCA healthcare series webinar, presenters discuss these questions and more.

Withdrawal Liability for Multiemployer Plans

February 08, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
Speakers:
Mr. Jake Libauskas
Mr. Joshua Shapiro
Mr. Paul A. Green
Credits:
EA Core 1.50
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 1.50
In this CCA retirement series webinar, presenters discuss the recent proposed PBGC regulations on withdrawal liability assumptions and how these regulations may affect the interest rates used to calculate withdrawal liability. Recent court rulings on withdrawal liability issues and potential concerns with the rulings are reviewed by the presenters. The webinar is intended to be accessible to actuaries who do not work with Taft-Hartley pension plans, while also exploring deeper issues that will be of interest to multiemployer practitioners.

How Inflation Impacts Plan Design and Funding

March 08, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
Speakers:
Judith A. Kermans
Mr. Brian B. Murphy
Todd David Kanaster
Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 1.50
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 1.50
In this CCA retirement series webinar speakers discuss the importance of understanding the effects of inflation on investment return, payroll growth and a defined benefit plan’s funding level. Inflation has averaged a little over 3% over very long periods but has been much higher in 2022. To the extent that higher inflation leads to higher payroll growth, it can cause retiree liabilities to be a smaller portion of total liabilities and smaller relative to payroll than they would be if there were less inflation. This can be a downward driver on plan funding requirements.

Employee Benefits: Current and Future Trends

June 07, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 0.00
In this CCA cross discipline webinar, speakers provide their observations on current and future trends in benefits. What recent changes have been seen and what can we expect to see going forward?

Layers of Risk – Provider Risk Sharing in Medicare Advantage

February 22, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
Speakers:
Ali Marie Heinrich
Mr. Blaine Miller
Mr. Matthew H. Smith
Mr. Patrick Curran
Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 0.00
In this CCA healthcare series webinar, a case study on the implications of provider risk sharing within the Medicare Advantage space – both for the provider taking on risk and the bid sponsor – are reviewed. Presenters discuss considerations during health plan bid development and the potential down-stream impacts of structuring risk sharing contracts and the potential impact on participating provider systems.

Self-Funded Medical Plans: Cost, Design and Reinsurance Perspectives

September 13, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 0.00
In this CCA healthcare series webinar, speakers present their perspectives on current trends, practices and issues related to employer-provided, self-funded Medical and Rx Plans. Speakers focus on aspects of these plans of interest to consulting health actuaries with respect to cost, pricing and plan design. In addition, presenters discuss corresponding cost drivers, such as stop-loss reinsurance and claims/claimants with high-cost prescription and infusion drugs.

Global Retirement Programs

December 13, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 1.50
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 1.50
In this CCA retirement series webinar, our presenters will explore the best retirement programs in the world. What makes them best? What could the U.S. learn from other countries on these programs? Are there any legislative changes needed for the U.S. to take the next big step forward to a better overall retirement system?

Data Science and Predictive Analysis – What’s in it for Actuaries

August 02, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 1.50
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 1.50
In this CCA cross discipline webinar, our presenters will introduce and explore the emergence of data science and predictive analytics as a field for actuaries to expand into. How can these disciplines be applied to traditional/legacy actuarial fields? These topics have been recently added to the actuarial exam material, so join us to learn and further understand a major topic that our future actuaries are studying these days.

Another Look at Bias

November 15, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 0.00
Now in the second year of the newly introduced bias topics continuing education requirement, presenters take a deeper dive into some of the biases and how actuaries have addressed them in this CCA cross discipline webinar.

Telehealth – Results and Insights from Actual Experience

August 16, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 0.00
In this CCA healthcare series webinar, actual results and insights of utilizing a telehealth provider for Urgent Care, PCP, Dermatology, Mental Health will be discussed by presenters. Is there a decrease in Emergency care usage in any of these cases (in particular, urgent care or mental health)? Is it costing more?

Financial Reporting in Healthcare

December 06, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 0.00
In this CCA healthcare series webinar, presenters discuss current topics in financial reporting including statements of actuarial opinion for appointed actuaries, techniques and considerations for calculating health reserves, regulatory compliance issues, or other current topics of interest to actuaries working with healthcare financial reporting. Perspectives may include those of health plans, employers, auditors, or regulatory actuaries.

Let’s Talk About Actuarial Audits

September 06, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 1.50
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 1.50
ASOP 21 and the corresponding Practice Note provide guidance when an auditor comes knocking for a financial audit. But we don’t have any formal guidance when the “auditor” is performing an actuarial, rather than a financial, audit. In this CCA retirement series webinar, our panelists explain the different levels of actuarial audits that are most common and discuss their views on the roles and responsibilities you have when another actuary is auditing your work.

Actuarial Equivalent Litigation

July 12, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 1.50
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 1.50
In this CCA retirement series webinar, a panel of ERISA attorneys will review an analyze the major lawsuits challenging the reasonableness of actuarial assumptions in defined benefit plans to determine actuarial equivalent benefits. The panel will discuss the arguments being made by opposing parties, the noteworthy rulings to date and the emerging trends, including the impact on the actuarial assumptions used and the role of consulting actuaries.

A Look at Mortality and Its Regulations

May 17, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 1.50
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 1.50
In this CCA retirement series webinar, presenters address regulations on mortality, including substitute mortality, and look into the construction of mortality tables.

International Employee Benefits Products

March 15, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
Speakers:
Scott Phillip Steadman
Tabitha K. Mondragon
Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 0.00
In this CCA cross-discipline webinar, presenters discuss emerging trends in international employee benefits products across the healthcare and retirement spectrums. These products will be discussed and viewed through the lenses of how plan designs affect U.S. Citizens living abroad as well as non-U.S. Citizens employed abroad by U.S. Employers, and how these plans fit into a larger total rewards discussion for companies operating globally.

Professionalism for Employee Benefits Professionals: ASOP 6

May 10, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
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Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 0.00
In this CCA cross discipline webinar, presenters review ASOP 6, discuss what it covers and what guidance actuaries need to be aware of. Thoughts on potential changes and helpful clarifications to the guidance may be included in the discussion.

The 3Ms and the Ties That Bind Federal Healthcare Regulatory Direction

April 12, 2023 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Central Standard Time
Speakers:
Greg Fann
Jason Karcher
Jason Petroske
Michael S. Kolber
Credits:
EA Core 0.00
EA Non-Core 0.00
CPD 1.50
EA Ethics 0.00
EA Formal 0.00
In this CCA healthcare series webinar, speakers discuss federal regulation affecting the 3Ms—Medicare, Medicaid, and the Marketplace. Speakers also identify key elements of 2024 Marketplace and Medicare regulatory direction and compare and contrast themes across these markets. Additionally, speakers explore emerging trends in the healthcare environment and discuss how new developments—including the November election results, the Inflation Reduction Act and other relevant legislation, and the potential end of the Public Health Emergency—may affect all three health programs.