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

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)

In the February “Professionalism Counts” column, Academy General Counsel and Director of Professionalism Paul Kollmer-Dorsey offers his first impressions of U.S. actuarial professionalism, concluding that the Academy has established the right set of values, the right set of standards, and the right set of institutions to guide the profession. (Actuarial Update, February 2016)

In the January “Professionalism Counts” column, learn how to find answers for your questions regarding actuarial qualifications, including the Committee on Qualifications’ frequently asked questions hub. (Actuarial Update, January 2016)