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

With conferences and other in-person events canceled across the country due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy offers many opportunities to earn relevant continuing education (CE) to fulfill your professionalism obligations, which are so important to maintaining the public’s trust in our profession. (Actuarial Update, April 2020)

Clear actuarial communication—especially in a time of a pandemic crisis when most people are working remotely—is about much more than the numbers, as spelled out in both Actuarial Standard of Practice No. 41, Actuarial Communications, and Precept 4 of the Code of Professional Conduct.(Actuarial Update, March 2020)

Most of the time, actuaries know which standards of practice apply to their work. Precept 3 of the Code of Professional Conduct requires actuaries to ensure that the actuarial services they perform satisfy applicable standards of practice. (Actuarial Update, February 2020)

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The Actuarial Standards Board released the new Actuarial Standard of Practice (ASOP) No. 56, Modeling. This new ASOP applies to all practice areas and will be effective for work performed on or after Oct. 1, 2020. (Actuarial Update, January 2020)

What happens during an Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) investigation? By providing guidance to actuaries with questions and by investigating possible material violations of the Code of Professional Conduct, the ABCD plays a vital role in the actuarial profession’s efforts to ensure that all members maintain our self-imposed high standards of practice, conduct, and qualification. (Actuarial Update, December 2019)

Facing a professionalism conundrum? The experts at the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline are here to help actuaries with requests for guidance—formal or informal—and much more. (Actuarial Update, November 2019)

The October “Professionalism Counts” column, “Common Year-End Qualification Questions,” covers continuing education (CE) basics that actuaries should keep in mind in fulfilling their annual CE and professionalism requirements. (Actuarial Update, October 2019)

Time for a CE Check

September 2019

The September “Professionalism Counts” column, “Time for a CE Check,” looks at the continuing education (CE) requirements under the Qualification Standards for Actuaries Issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion in the United States that apply to all actuaries in the U.S. that issue SAOs, and how to best meet those requirements as the year draws to a close. (Actuarial Update, September 2019)