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Feb 14, 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...


Jan 18, 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...


Dec 07, 2016, 11:55 ET Actuaries: Sustainability, Stability of Individual Market at Risk if ACA Is Repealed Without Replacement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


Nov 30, 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...


Oct 20, 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...


May 09, 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...


Mar 23, 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...


Feb 29, 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...


Jan 12, 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...


Oct 23, 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...


Jan 20, 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...


Jan 08, 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,...


Dec 09, 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...


Dec 04, 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...


Sep 04, 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...


May 14, 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,...


Mar 31, 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...


Mar 19, 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...


Feb 19, 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...


Feb 05, 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...


Jan 30, 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...


Jan 27, 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...


Jan 17, 2014, 09:30 ET Actuaries Unveil Critical Approach to Assessing Nation's Retirement-Income Challenges

Retirement for the AGES Provides Framework to Assess Retirement Plans, Systems, and Policy The American Academy of Actuaries today launched an...


Jan 09, 2014, 10:05 ET Actuaries: Using MAP-21 Discount Rates for Reporting Pension Obligations Can Be a Map to Misinformation

The American Academy of Actuaries is cautioning that a change to accounting rules requested by some members of Congress could produce less useful...


Nov 21, 2013, 17:19 ET Darryl Walter Joins the American Academy of Actuaries

The American Academy of Actuaries announced that Darryl Walter has joined the organization as its new director of membership today.  In...