Member Newsletter

A Message From Derek Guyton, President

CCA president, Derek Guyton, welcomes spring. He shares details about the CCA's upcoming spring meetings, encourages you to check out this month's member spotlight and reminds you to keep your CCA member records updated.  Watch his video.

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February 2023

  • Membership News
  • Education Spotlight
  • CCA Community Digest
  • Other Actuarial Association Opportunities

Membership News

President's Blog: The Power of the Actuarial Community

When it was announced that I would become president of the CCA, the question I was asked most was: “Why did you decide to give up your retirement time and freedom to take on that?” My answer has always been, essentially, that I view this time as a way to give back to the profession that has meant so much and been so rewarding to me. That got me to thinking about how much of my actuarial experience has been touched by the kindness and generosity of other actuaries. This is the undeniable power of the actuarial community at work.

Time to Renew Your CCA Membership

Thank you for being a valued member. Your stakeholders look to you for guidance and information, and trust that you have your finger on the pulse of the marketplace. As a member, you can rely on the CCA community to share data and information that helps you stay knowledgeable and build connections among those who rely on your expertise. We are glad to have you as part of the CCA family and look forward to 2023.

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Member Spotlight: Margaret Tiller Sherwood.

Meet your fellow CCA member, Margaret Tiller Sherwood. Margaret is passionate about her pursuits, which include being a business owner, mother, traveler, volunteer, and much more - you'll have to read her spotlight to discover her many talents and interests. She's a past CCA president and appreciates the opportunity to have given back to the profession, the interaction with the various practice areas, the leadership opportunities and the friendships.

Complimentary WSJ Subscription Renewal

CCA members must reactivate their Wall Street Journal subscription annually; and, now is the time! Visit the CCA website and log in to keep enjoying your complimentary digital content. Your Subscription Includes: • Select events • Podcasts • WSJ+ • Newsletters • WSJ App • Customizable news & alerts

Call for Participants

Mentoring relationships provide value for all involved. Do you wonder if working with or being a mentor might be something for you? Now, you have an opportunity to pursue a connection. The CCA's mentoring program connects and engages experienced actuaries with early career actuaries. Through this new program, participants will be able to build connections, learn, share and grow together. For more information on how to participate, visit the CCA website.

Professional Resources

President-elect, David Scharf, Guest on Podcast

Tune into the "Money Mountaineering with Peter Neuwirth" podcast with special guest David Scharf where he talks about the impact and risks of decumulation, and the CCA.

In Memoriam

The CCA was just made aware that long-time member, William A. Dreher, passed away in June 2022. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and colleagues of our peer.

Session Handouts - Member Benefit

Did you know that CCA members have access to download all of the meeting session handouts? (Login required)

Education Spotlight

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2023 Webinar Series Subscriptions Available for Purchase

CCA members have an exclusive opportunity to purchase an annual subscription at a deeply discounted price. You may choose a full series subscription or either a healthcare or retirement track subscription, each of which include seven webinars in that specific practice area and six cross discipline webinars.

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2023 Healthcare Meeting Registration Now Open

Every year, the CCA hosts a 2-day, 8-session Healthcare Meeting covering a wide variety of key healthcare topics. This timely and relevant virtual meeting provides you with an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in an ever-changing and popular practice area. Experts in the healthcare field will address issues facing employers and consultants, outline opportunities for savings and improvements, and offer potential solutions that will allow actuaries to deliver better value.

Enrolled Actuaries Conference May 1, 3, & 5, 2023

CCA Enrolled Actuaries Conference Registration Now Open

The 2023 CCA Enrolled Actuaries Conference will be held virtually May 1, 3 & 5. This virtual meeting will offer 39 sessions over three days with four concurrent session blocks offering you the opportunity to earn up to 18.5 EA credits for your renewal. The program will include sessions of interest to all pension actuaries, whether you practice in the single, multiemployer, or public plan arena, and whether you work for large, medium or small plan sponsors.

Upcoming Webinars

Community Digest

CCA Communities are active forums for getting answers, sharing your concerns and taking actions to help shape the profession. Visit your communities to stay up to date and join the conversation. To join communities, visit your member profile

Community Discussion

Here is what has been happening in your communities.

  • Ways to submit your ideas for sessions for the 2023 Annual Meeting
  • Article on Lifetime Income Disclosure
  • WSJ Article on 401(k) deferrals and investments
  • Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions
  • How CCA can help members with Peer Review
  • Google and medical stop loss
  • When your manager isn’t invested in you
  • PBGC Guidance - Requests for Exemptions from SFA Withdrawal Liability Conditions
  • Women in Consulting Book Club


Ideas for Community Events

If you have an idea for a 2023 community event that you would like to share with one or more of the community steering committees, please email Shannon Peterson.  All communities are looking for topics for lunch discussions, presentations and other events.

Update Your Communities and Email Preferences

Now is a great time to update your communities to make sure you are connecting and growing your network. This will also ensure that you are staying up-to-date on the latest community events such as calls, panel discussions and roundtable lunches. 

To update your communities, visit your Member Profile

Did you know that you can also control the number of emails you receive from the communities.  To update your preferences and select a consolidated daily or weekly digest, visit your My Subscriptions page

Other Actuarial Association Opportunities

Bridge to Tomorrow - 2023 International Congress of Actuaries | May 28 - June 1, 2023 | Sydney, Australia

ICA2023 Summer Special

Hosted by the International Actuarial Association and the Actuaries Institute Australia, the 2023 International Congress of Actuaries is the largest hybrid global event for actuaries and industry leaders. Join the brightest actuarial minds across five days, in-person or online, to learn, network and help solve the biggest issues – at a time the world needs actuaries more than ever.

For a limited time, you can save AUD$400 on an in-person ticket with the ICA2023 Summer Special Sale – but be quick, this sale closes on 28 February 2023.

The CCA is proud to support the efforts of organizations that invest in the professional development of actuaries, and strive to bring more people into and diversify the actuarial profession. Support provided by the CCA includes financial and/or in-kind contributions to the following organizations: 

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Abacus Actuaries

A network of aspiring, practicing, and former actuaries, working together through mentorship programs, networking and other professional development opportunities to break the bamboo ceiling so Asians can achieve equal representation in the highest ranks of the actuarial profession.

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.

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Network of Actuarial Women and Allies

An organization committed to connecting and empowering women of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and life circumstances to be successful in the actuarial 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.

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Sexuality and Gender Alliance of Actuaries

SAGAA’s purpose is to facilitate connections between LGBTQ+ actuaries and allies to engage in community-wide dialogue about LGBTQ+ issues. This group aims to create a safe space for dialogue, community, and career encouragement, while also educating the broader actuarial profession.

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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.

Gift Donation Matching Program

The CCA is proud to support the efforts of the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA), the Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA), and the Actuarial Foundation with a donation program.