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Oct 31, 2017, 12:53 ET Academy Promotes Retirement Security With Position Statement Encouraging Income Options Within DC Plans

The retirement security of millions of Americans participating in employer-sponsored defined contribution (DC) plans would be improved by providing...


Oct 12, 2017, 15:32 ET Actuaries Caution on Potential Risks and Effects of Health Care Executive Order on Consumers, Insurance Markets

The American Academy of Actuaries is cautioning that President Trump's executive order on association health plans (AHPs) and short-term...


Oct 12, 2017, 11:08 ET International Survey Finds Complexity of Retirement Risks Is a Challenge Common to Future Retirees in U.S., U.K., Australia

A new international survey from the American Academy of Actuaries, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (U.K.), and the Actuaries Institute of...


Oct 05, 2017, 11:30 ET Actuaries Climate Index™ Value Reaches New High With Winter 2016-17

Organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States reported today that the Actuaries Climate Index™ reached a new...


Aug 23, 2017, 13:56 ET Risk Professionals Urge Congress to Renew and Improve Nation's Flood Insurance Framework

Flood risk is a reality for millions of Americans, but without congressional action by Sept. 30, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will...


Jul 12, 2017, 13:22 ET New Academy Issue Brief Details Drivers of 2018 Individual Market Premium Changes

Increasing health care costs and uncertainties about the continued enforcement of Affordable Care Act (ACA) components that support individual...


Jul 05, 2017, 10:19 ET Actuaries Identify Critical Issues in Senate Health Care Bill

The American Academy of Actuaries is drawing policymakers' attention to issues raised by the U.S. Senate majority's health care legislation, the...


Jun 28, 2017, 14:00 ET Actuaries Climate Index™ Value Reaches New High

Organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States today updated the Actuaries Climate Index™, an...


May 12, 2017, 16:43 ET Facts About Social Security and Women Highlighted for Mother's Day Weekend

On Mother's Day weekend, the Social Security Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries is highlighting key facts about "Women and Social...


May 10, 2017, 15:30 ET Actuaries Examine How Changes to ACA Market Rules Would Affect Risk Adjustment

Proposals to alter the market rules applying to the individual and small group health insurance markets would likely require changing the...


Apr 19, 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...


Mar 22, 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...


Mar 07, 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,...


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,...