CCA Webinar Series Schedule

Upcoming Webinars

2022 Webinar Series Schedule

  • A Changing World: Post-COVID Workplace Trends

    In this CCA cross discipline webinar, speakers discuss how workplaces, and work-related interaction, have changed over the past two years. How have both employer and employee attitudes changed to virtual and remote working? The speakers share their views on what changes they think are likely to remain in place, what will return to be like “the before times”, and what new changes we are likely to see moving forward.

  • The Long and Short of It in Healthcare Cost Trends

    Given the ups and downs of recent healthcare events, what does that mean to the “pattern” of costs in the short- and long-term? What are the major drivers in healthcare cost trends and what should we consider when selecting trend rates for the assignment whether its pricing for next year, short-term cash flow illustrations or a retiree medical valuation? Join us for this CCA healthcare series webinar to hear our presenters consider these other questions.

  • Ever-Impending Reform: A Look at Potential Part D Redesign

    The past several years have been filled with proposal after proposal to modify, change, or overhaul the Part D program. Though limited tweaks have kept the program ever-changing, recent proposed legislation and NGO proposals seek a more substantial overhaul to Medicare’s retail pharmacy benefit. In this CCA healthcare series webinar, presenters discuss the key facets of popular proposals including benefit redesign, government negotiated price controls, and treatment of rebates.

  • Assumed Rates of Return and Discount Rates in a Low-Yield Market

    It seems like every year U.S. Treasury yields hit another record low. Even “High-Yield” bonds are trading at historic lows, struggling to get much above 4%. The persistent low-yield environment appears to ripple into other asset classes bringing down their expectations as well. This pressure on yields has actuarial implications on selecting appropriate discount rates and assumed rates of return. The effect on public pension plans that use the assumed rate of return to discount liabilities presents several consulting challenges. Assumed rates of return for public plans have been declining somewhat gradually. Many plans take on more investment risk in search of higher returns raising “chicken and egg” issues for assumptions. In this CCA retirement series webinar, presenters discuss the actuary’s role in the assumption setting process as well as some of the communication challenges stemming from the current low-yield environment.

  • Healthcare COVID Update: What We Know Now that We Didn’t Know Then

    In November 2020, we presented a webinar on COVID-19 in Healthcare. Since that time a lot more has become known about the course of the pandemic and its effect on healthcare. In this CCA healthcare series webinar, we provide updates from some of the same speakers on some of the earlier topics and address new areas like vaccines and new COVID strains that were not available or known at that time.

  • ABCD: Recent Counseling and Disciplinary Experience and Trends

    The panelists discuss noteworthy recent issues that have arisen in the ABCD’s counseling and discipline work, including, for example, how actuarial errors and corrections are addressed. The panelists will also identify and discuss trends in the nature of the issues coming before the ABCD in this CCA cross discipline webinar.

  • Predictive Modeling/Advanced Analytics

  • Investment Options in DC Plans

  • Current State of Social Security and Implications of COVID

    When will Social Security “run out of money”? What measures are needed to ensure solvency? In this CCA retirement series webinar, get the latest updates on the financial status of Social Security (excluding Medicare) and the impact of COVID on the system. Highlights of the 2022 Trustees Report will be shared, if available.

  • PBGC

  • Care Management for Actuaries

  • Consulting Skills: Enhancing Your Effectiveness

  • Professionalism, Practices and Pitfalls for Health Actuaries

    In this CCA healthcare series webinar, speakers will present case studies, actual and illustrative, that correlate with ASOPs, U.S. Qualification Standards and other professional practices for health actuaries with the goal of highlighting potential pitfalls in adherence to professionalism requirements.

  • ARPA: Special Financial Assistance for Multiemployer Plans

    In this CCA retirement series webinar, presenters discuss their experiences from recent American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Special Financial Assistance applications. We present case studies covering the application process and special considerations for plans with MPRA benefit suspensions. We identify issues that arose, and lessons learned from these early applications.

  • Recent, New and Proposed ASOPs Affecting General Actuarial Practice

    In this CCA cross discipline webinar, the panelists will review key provisions of recent new and proposed ASOPs that can impact all practice areas. Examples may include Catastrophic Modeling (No. 38, changes effective 12/1/21), Modeling (No. 56, effective 10/1/20), Social Insurance Programs (No. 32, changes effective 9/1/21) and Setting Assumptions (proposed new).

  • New Healthcare Price Transparency Regulations: Crystal Clear or Clear as Mud?

    In this CCA healthcare series webinar, we explore the current state of the price transparency roll-out. After several delays of the major milestones, both payers and providers are now mandated to report robust cost and reimbursement data—both of which have historically been highly protected, proprietary pieces of information. Our speakers discuss the regulation’s goals, challenges, and reception, as well as offer insights into what the industry can glean from the data following the recent deadline for key payer-focused requirements.

  • Measuring COVID Severity: What are the Odds and Ends?

    Serious illness, hospitalization, and even death are all possible outcomes of infection with COVID-19. How common are each of these outcomes? What has COVID done to mortality rates in the overall population? What impact has it had on employer-sponsored plans? How has the availability of vaccines impacted these rates? In this CCA cross discipline webinar, speakers will address these questions using the most recent data available.

  • Ethics: A Special 100-Minute Webinar

    In this CCA retirement series webinar, the speakers will use case studies to discuss some of the ethical dilemmas and challenges that actuaries face every day, and identify possible alternatives for handling these challenges.

  • ASOP Update for Retirement Actuaries

    In this CCA retirement series webinar, speakers discuss recently published and recently effective Actuarial Standards of Practice affecting retirement practice which may include: ASOP 4 – Measuring Pension Obligations and Determining Pension Plan Costs, third exposure draft comment period ends October 15, 2021; ASOP 27 – Selection of Economic Assumptions for Measure Pension Obligations, effective August 1, 2021; ASOP 32 – Social Insurance, effective September 2, 2021; ASOP 35 – Selection of Demographic and Other Noneconomic Assumptions for Measuring Pension Obligations, effective August 1, 2021; ASOP 38 – Catastrophe Modeling (for All Practice Areas), effective December 1, 2021; and ASOP - Setting Assumptions, third exposure draft comment period ends April 15, 2021.

  • Financial Reporting and Reserving in a Changing Healthcare Environment

    Financial reporting requirements for reserves and related liabilities are often the largest balanced sheet item on an annual statement with more than a dozen ASOPs that either address healthcare financial reporting issues or have reserving applicability, with two newly revised for 2022. In this CCA healthcare series webinar, financial reporting experts will walk through many of the unique risks than must be addressed that affect insurers, employers, and other risk-assuming entities when preparing their 2022 year-end statements. Whether directly or indirectly due to Covid, regulatory changes, actuarial documentation and memorandum requirements, expanded self-funded reporting requirements, or transfers of risk from the government back to the insurers, the reporting environment is changing. This presentation will help you quantify those changes.

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