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

Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD) Chairperson Janet Fagan outlines the resources and guidance available to actuaries in “ABCD Guidance: A Critical Element of Actuarial Self-Regulation,” covering professional ethics, the need for public confidence, and improving practice. (Actuarial Update, October2016)

The September “Professionalism Counts” column serves as a reminder that to be qualified to issue statements of actuarial opinion in 2017, actuaries must have earned 30 hours of continuing education during 2016, and delineates how those hours may accumulate. (Actuarial Update, September 2016)

In the August “Professionalism Counts” column, Maryellen Coggins, chairperson of the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB), outlines how an individual’s professional judgment coordinates with the actuarial standards of practice promulgated by the ASB. (Actuarial Update, August 2016)

In the July “Professionalism Counts” column, Maryellen Coggins, chairperson of the Actuarial Standards Board, explores the establishment of Actuarial Standard of Practice (ASOP) No. 1, which documents the principle-based approach to all the ASOPs. (Actuarial Update, July 2016)

The June “Professionalism Counts” column examines the trove of professionalism webinars that date back to 2007. These webinars have provided an easy way for Academy members to earn professionalism continuing education (CE) credits free of charge. They remain relevant and of perennial interest in many areas of practice. (Actuarial Update, June 2016)

In the May “Professionalism Counts” column, Academy President Tom Wildsmith looks at the personal responsibilities actuaries bear, and how each individual’s commitment to ethical behavior provides the foundation for the public’s trust in the entire profession. (Actuarial Update, May 2016)

In the April “Professionalism Counts” column, Keith Passwater, chairperson of the Academy’s Committee on Qualifications, outlines the “look in the mirror” test in determining professional qualification to accept and complete an actuarial assignment. (Actuarial Update, April 2016)

March 2016

In the March “Professionalism Counts” column, Ken Kent, vice president of the Council on Professionalism, underlines objectivity and independence as central in maintaining credibility and public trust. (Actuarial Update, March 2016)