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CCA President Maria Sarli reminds you to cast your ballot for the 2021-22 Board of Directors election, tells you about upcoming webinars and invites you to the 2021 CCA Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hear more by watching the video.  

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August 2021

  • Membership News
  • Education Spotlight
  • CCA Community Digest
  • Philanthropic Opportunities

Membership News

Cast Your Board of Directors Vote by September 2

It’s election time! Remember to cast your ballot for the 2021-22 Board of Directors election. The list of candidates was selected and put forward for vote by CCA’s Nominating Committee.  The top six candidates elected by the membership start their terms at the close of the October 2021 Annual Meeting. You must login to the website using your member login that is tied to your member record (please do not create a new user). If you have trouble following the login or have forgotten your login, please email the CCA Staff or call 847-848-4007 and ask for assistance with your login.

Focus On: The New CCA Website

Did you know that all members have free access to handouts from previous CCA meetings and conferences? To access, log in to the website, search the event and download the handouts.

Meet CCA Member Emojoy Brown

Joy Brown approaches her work practically and tenaciously, always seeking to learn something new. She is curious by nature, self-aware and ambitious. She’s an excellent role model and has diverse interests. Take a moment to get to know Emojoy Brown, a CCA member and volunteer on the Women in Consulting Community Steering Committee.

Education Spotlight

Kierland Resort & Spa

Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!

The 2021 program offers a blend of world-class education and networking that is mindful of the safety and health challenges we continue to face due to the pandemic. The meeting will be held at the spacious Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale Arizona and will feature a diverse program to meet your needs and interests. We have all missed being together -- seeing old friends and familiar faces, and making new connections. Watch for registration details coming in July.

Upcoming Webinar - Register Today!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021  |  11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. CT In this CCA retirement webinar, Retirement - New Angles & Variation on a Theme, presenters will explore new angles on how to tackle the retirement problem – what retirement plan features do employees and retirees really want? If we have the opportunity to start from scratch and the ability to repeal ERISA and PPA, how would we design retirement policy for the nation? Are there areas where defined benefit plans are still the best option? Can defined contribution plans provide for adequate retirement income?

New Paper Published on COVID-19 Pandemic Issues in the United States

The CCA has published a new paper authored by Edward M. Pudlowski, FCA, ASA, MAAA, titled: US Health Care in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This article outlines major changes that are expected in the US healthcare system in 2021 and 2022, beyond the challenge of predicting the cost of testing the population and treating infected patients. This article is a guide for actuaries and other professionals for their consideration as they attempt to predict the direction and level of healthcare costs.

What's Happening Within CCA's Communities?

Are you a member of the CCA online communities? CCA Communities are active forums for getting answers, sharing your concerns, and taking actions to help shape the profession. Several communities are planning to meet in-person during the CCA Annual Meeting in October.  Find out more

Here's what has been happening in our communities.

Healthcare Community

On Tuesday, August 10, the Healthcare Community held a call to discuss social determinants of health.  For more information, be sure to join the Healthcare Community.  In addition, over the last month, the Community discussed articles on trauma fees, the Delta Variant, and COVID vaccines.  Discussions were also held on Medicare drug spending, grandfathered plans and the Transparency Act.

Leadership Development (Emerging Leaders) Community

On Wednesday, August 25th at 11:00 am CT, the Leadership Development Community will be hosting a Virtual Networking Lunch on Volunteering.  This discussion is hosted by CCA Board Members Yi-Ling Lin and Elizabeth Wiley and will feature Rich Bailey, Chair of the CCA's Engagement and Volunteerism Committee. Space is limited, so you must reserve your spot in advance by emailing Shannon Peterson.

Women in Consulting Panel on Mentoring

You are invited to the next Women in Consulting Community Panel Discussion on August 26 at 11:30 a.m. Central Time. The topic: Mentoring. Learn from actuaries in diverse roles and careers mentoring best practices, types of mentoring and how each of the panelists navigated their own mentoring relationships. This event is open to all at no cost. 

 Register Today

Public Plans Community

During the last month, the Public Plans Community has been busy discussing 415 limits for DROP balances.

Smaller Actuarial Firms Community

Members of the SAF Community have been holding discussions during the past month regarding FASB ASC 965 reporting.  In addition, information was provided about Notice 2021-48 (ARPA Single Employer Funding Guidance).

Women in Consulting Community

This month the Women in Consulting Community continued its conversation on women speaking up. In addition, the Community used the network for posting open positions. In August, the community will be hosting a call focused on mentoring. Look for registration details soon. 

Leadership Development Community Networking Lunch on Volunteering

Wednesday, August 25 | 11:00 a.m. Central Time

The Leadership Development Community will be hosting a Virtual Networking Lunch on Volunteering.  This discussion is hosted by CCA Board Members Yi-Ling Lin and Elizabeth Wiley and will feature Rich Bailey, Chair of the CCA's Engagement and Volunteerism Committee.

During the lunch you will be able to discuss volunteering with professional associations, the benefits, and how you can get involved.

Space is limited, so you must reserve your spot in advance.

Email Shannon Peterson to Reserve Your Spot

Philanthropic Opportunities

CCAs Gift Donation Matching Program

The CCA is proud to support the efforts of the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA), the Organization for Latino Actuaries (OLA), and the Actuarial Foundation with a donation program. CCA will match donations made by CCA members to the Actuarial Foundation up to $10,000. When donating please indicate you are a CCA member! 

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The Actuarial Foundation

The Foundation provides free virtual math resources and tutoring, administers middle and high school academic competitions and funds scholarships.

International Association of Black Actuaries

The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to increasing the number of successful Black actuaries through programs that address the underrepresentation of Blacks in the profession.


Organization of Latino Actuaries

The Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA) provides exam support, scholarships, job search support, and an interactive network and pipeline of talented Latino students and actuaries.

Upcoming IABA Virtual Annual Meeting & Membership Opportunity

The CCA supports IABA’s virtual annual meeting through sponsorship, which includes three free annual IABA memberships. Please send an email to the CCA staff if you are interested in becoming an IABA member. 

Learn more about the 2021 IABA Virtual Annual Meeting

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