The American Academy of Actuaries was established in 1965 to professionalize the U.S. actuarial community and earn the public’s trust. The Academy’s role in the standards and institutions that make up the professionalism infrastructure are no accident; they are at the heart of the Academy’s mission. 

The Academy provides standards of conduct, practice, and qualification for the U.S. actuarial profession. These standards together ensure: responsibility, competence and trust.

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Julia Lerche, Chairperson of the Academy’s Medicaid Subcommittee, joins Actuary Voices to discuss health equity and her role as Chief Actuary for North Carolina's Medicaid. Her experience as an ACA “Navigator” clearly provides a window into the actual needs and lives of the people her state serves.  


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Professionalism Counts​


The latest column takes a deeper look at professional judgement and how to exercise it.

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Member Spotlight​


Each month, the Academy will  introduce you to a new actuary who shares a glimpse about their professional and personal lives.

Did You Know?


You can update your contact information and preferences for the Academy's online directory.

President's Message


Read the latest President’s Message by Academy President Tom Campbell.

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FAQs on the USQS

​The Committee on Qualifications has made it clear that the USQS can be interpreted to include DE&I training in professionalism CE.

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Up to Code 

​This is a regular column in Contingencies.  Written mainly by members of the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline.