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19 Apr, 2017, 12:43 ET New Report from Risk Experts Highlights Challenges and Reform Options for National Flood Insurance Program

As Congress weighs reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), it has multiple options for addressing the program's challenges...


22 Mar, 2017, 15:52 ET Actuaries Outline Implications of American Health Care Act for Medicaid and the Individual Market

The American Academy of Actuaries' Individual and Small Group Markets Committee and Medicaid Subcommittee provided an actuarial perspective on the...


07 Mar, 2017, 10:30 ET Actuaries Climate Index™ Updates for Spring-Summer 2016

Today, organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States updated the Actuaries Climate Index™, an objective,...


14 Feb, 2017, 12:08 ET Actuaries Examine Implications of ACA Reform and Replacement Proposals

In three new issue briefs, the American Academy of Actuaries examines a number of key public policy considerations that policymakers should weigh...


18 Jan, 2017, 10:18 ET A View at the Crossroads of Health Reform: Academy Provides Analysis of the Individual Market's Sustainability, Options for Addressing Challenges

With the 115th Congress on course to weigh potentially historic changes to the individual health insurance market through repeal and possible...


07 Dec, 2016, 11:55 ET Actuaries: Sustainability, Stability of Individual Market at Risk if ACA Is Repealed Without Replacement

In a Dec. 7 letter to the leadership of the U.S. Congress, the Health Practice Council of the American Academy of Actuaries warned of potentially...


30 Nov, 2016, 13:17 ET Actuaries Climate Index Launched Today Measures Changes in Extreme Weather Events and Sea Level

Today, organizations representing the actuarial profession in the United States and Canada launched the Actuaries Climate Index™ (ACI), which...


20 Oct, 2016, 15:27 ET Multiple Challenges: Pension Actuaries Outline Options for Honoring PBGC Multiemployer Program Guarantee

A new issue brief from the Pension Practice Council of the American Academy of Actuaries, Honoring the PBGC Guarantee for Multiemployer Plans...


09 May, 2016, 10:00 ET Actuaries Outline Drivers of Health Insurance Premium Changes for 2017

 As proposed health insurance premium rates for 2017 are being filed with state insurance departments across the country, actuaries are...


23 Mar, 2016, 14:33 ET Actuaries Welcome Discussion of Meaningful Disclosures for Public Employee Pension Plans

Following the re-introduction of the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (PEPTA) on March 21 in the U.S. House of Representatives, the...


29 Feb, 2016, 17:27 ET Actuaries' 2016 Election Guides Frame Issues and Questions for Candidates

As voters consider their choices in state primary elections and in the run-up to the general election, the American Academy of Actuaries is urging...


12 Jan, 2016, 10:02 ET State of the Union: Academy Urges President, Congress to Address Health and Retirement Security Issues

As the country awaits this evening's State of the Union address, the American Academy of Actuaries urges President Obama and Congress to make...


23 Oct, 2015, 09:51 ET Longevity Risk: New International Report Highlights Significant Risks to Retirement Security Posed by Improving Longevity

There is a significant risk to consider when it comes to assuring financial security in retirement: the risk of outliving one's assets—also...


20 Jan, 2015, 10:13 ET Actuaries Call for State of the Union to Include Public Policy Focus on Aging of America

 The American Academy of Actuaries is calling on the president and the 114th Congress to commit to a focus in the next two years on addressing...


08 Jan, 2015, 11:30 ET Major Retirement Systems and Public Policy Proposals Graded by Actuaries

There's a new way of evaluating how well public and private retirement systems and proposals to reform them meet the needs of participants,...


09 Dec, 2014, 14:04 ET Academy Testifies Before Congressional Committee on the Impact of Social Security on Women

The American Academy of Actuaries provided testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance this morning at its hearing, "Social Security: Is a...


04 Dec, 2014, 16:43 ET Academy Casualty Practice Council Urges Long-Term Reauthorization of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

The American Academy of Actuaries' Casualty Practice Council sent letters to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate today...


04 Sep, 2014, 16:14 ET Two New Directors Join the American Academy of Actuaries

The American Academy of Actuaries announced today that David J. Nolan has joined the organization as its new director of communications and Mary...


14 May, 2014, 12:54 ET Actuaries Shed Light on 2015 Health Insurance Premium Changes

An issue brief published today by the American Academy of Actuaries, the public policy and professionalism voice of the U.S. actuarial profession,...


31 Mar, 2014, 17:15 ET Multiemployer Pension Protection 2.0: More Robust Legislation Needed to Address Plans' Funding Challenges

The American Academy of Actuaries, the public policy and professionalism voice of the U.S. actuarial profession, is calling upon Congress to act on...


19 Mar, 2014, 17:48 ET Academy: Actuarial Analysis Shed Light on Risks and Costs Under Health Reform Legislation

Several major media outlets, including The Christian Science Monitor and CBS News, have reported a comment made by Republican National Committee...


19 Feb, 2014, 14:21 ET For Public-Employee Pension Plans, Better Funding Policies Are Essential for Better Funding

The American Academy of Actuaries issued important new analysis of the factors that contribute to well-governed public-sector employee pension...


05 Feb, 2014, 17:25 ET Academy: Affordable Care Act Risk-Corridor Program Is Two-Sided, Limiting Both Gains and Losses

The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) risk-corridor program cuts both ways for all concerned — taxpayers, purchasers of health insurance, and...


30 Jan, 2014, 16:41 ET Academy: Retirement Legislation Introduced by Sen. Harkin Should Prompt National Discussion

Retirement legislation (the USA Retirement Funds Act) introduced today by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) hopefully will prompt a national discussion...


27 Jan, 2014, 10:10 ET American Academy of Actuaries Calls on President to Include Solvency and Sustainability in His State of the Union '2014 Year of Action' Agenda

As the nation takes measure of President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, the American Academy of Actuaries calls on the...