News for Saturday, August 2, 2014
Six individuals have been nominated for officer positions on the Academy Board, with Tom Wildsmith leading the slate as the nominee to be the Academy’s next President-Elect. Read about all the officer nominees submitted on the Nominating Committee slate on the Academy’s Election Center page. The board will vote on the slate on Oct. 7, 2014. Terms will begin at the close of the Annual Meeting of Academy members, Nov. 13-14 (registration information: www.actuary.org/2014AnnualMeeting). (August 01, 2014)
Read the latest issue of This Week—the Academy's end-of-week digital newsletter, compiling a week’s worth of news, updates, and media coverage in one convenient, easy-to-use publication. (August 01, 2014)
In this month's Actuarial Update, read about the Academy’s Summer Summit where policy experts and Academy leaders gathered to discuss the Aging of America; a new “Essential Elements” paper on Social Security; an ASB request for comments on public pension standards; the additional qualifications required for signing NAIC annual statement opinions; the Academy’s expanded Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum; and much more. (July 31, 2014)
With more than 18,000 members, the Academy relies upon the active participation of over a thousand volunteers from every practice area who lend their skill, knowledge, and experience to the Academy's work on public policy issues and professionalism. Members have been invited to complete the Academy's Annual Volunteer Survey via individual email. The survey is also available on the members-only section of the Academy website until Friday, August 8, 2014. (July 28, 2014)
The Academy published a new Essential Elements paper, Securing Social Security, that examines the long-term solvency challenges facing the nation’s largest social insurance program and approaches that could provide adequate long-term financing for the program. Essential Elements is a series designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences. (July 28, 2014)