This regular column in Actuarial Update highlights the ASB’s work and other important professionalism issues.

Precept 8, Annotation 8-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct (the Code) observes that an actuarial communication prepared by you as an actuary “may be used by another party in a way that may influence the actions of a third party.” This is your power as an actuary. (Actuarial Update, December 2020)

As this unusual year draws to a close it’s time to make sure you are on track to meet the continuing education (CE) requirements of the U.S. Qualification Standards (USQS) by the end of the year. (Actuarial Update, November 2020)

The October “Professionalism Counts” column looks at “Must, Should, May: When Do You Need to Disclose a Deviation From an ASOP?” (Actuarial Update, October 2020)

Following up the August professionalism webinar, “In Times of Uncertainty, Professionalism Is Certain,” this month’s column answers overflow questions that were not addressed in the webinar. (Actuarial Update, September 2020)

The August “Professionalism Counts” looks at the Applicability Guidelines for Actuarial Standards of Practice (ASOPs) and how the guidelines are an effective tool to help actuaries determine which ASOPs apply to a given situation. (Actuarial Update, August 2020)

The first precept of our Code of Professional Conduct requires us to act with integrity, honesty, and competence. The remaining precepts elaborate on this basic requirement in other areas, including standards of practice and communication. (Actuarial Update, July 2020)

The June “Professionalism Counts” column is a Q&A with three members of the Committee on Professional Responsibility on self-regulation, following release of the discussion paper Self-Regulation and the Actuarial Profession. (Actuarial Update, June 2020)

Because clients, employers, and the public rely on the work of actuaries, actuaries must hold themselves to high standards of conduct. (Actuarial Update, May 2020)