News for Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Academy President Tom Terry sent an email to Academy members on Oct. 3 reviewing the U.S. Qualification Standards requirements for actuaries who wish to change practice areas. The message seeks to dispel confusion for thousands of Academy members who may have received an email that stated one credential gives an actuary ease of movement from one practice area to another without replacing credentials. “As it applies to the U.S. Qualification Standards (USQS), we do not believe this statement to be correct. The requirements set forth in the USQS are fairly explicit about changing practice areas,” Terry wrote. Read the entire letter here. (October 17, 2014)
The Academy invites feedback from the public, actuaries, regulators, employers, and other interested parties on its draft “U.S. Qualification Standards Attestation.” The proposed form is for actuaries to demonstrate how they meet the U.S. Qualification Standards for signing statements of actuarial opinion (SAOs) in the United States, including in particular the SAOs associated with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners life, health, and property & casualty annual statements. Review/download the draft and submit your feedback. (October 17, 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. (October 17, 2014)
The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (JBEA) has asked the Academy to alert its members that the JBEA is seeking applications from enrolled actuaries to serve on its Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations. The committee is responsible for reviewing, editing, and finalizing examination questions, reviewing statistical results of the examination, and other activities. The application period closes on Dec. 5. (October 14, 2014)