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ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries

All credentialed actuarial members of ASPPA are members of the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA).  ACOPA is responsible for identifying and addressing the professional development needs of the actuarial membership of ASPPA, including maintaining the actuaries-only list serve, and offering conferences focused primarily on the needs of actuarial members. ACOPA members serve as representatives on other ASPPA committees and subcommittees to enhance the actuarial content of ASPPA’s current programs and to provide an actuarial perspective to ASPPA’s future planning. ACOPA has primary responsibility for the content of comment letters that involve actuarial issues, accomplished through appointing members of the Defined Benefit Subcommittee of ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee, and preparing formal comments, position papers, or other relevant pronouncements that involve regulating authorities outside of Treasury, IRS, DOL, PBGC or SEC (such as FASB).  ACOPA recommends ASPPA and ACOPA representatives to various intersocietal groups, and oversees the activities of the various intersocietal committees in which ASPPA has representation.

To join as a credentialed member, click HERE.

If you are a current member and wish to upgrade your membership, click HERE.

To download a volunteer application, click HERE.

Intersector Meeting Notes

The Intersector Group is composed of two delegates from each of the following actuarial organizations: American Academy of Actuaries, Society of Actuaries, Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries. Twice a year the Intersector Group meets with representatives of the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the PBGC to dialogue with them on regulatory and other issues affecting pension practice.  Notes cannot be relied on by any person for any purpose - they are simply the Group's notes.

Treasury/IRS Meeting Notes

PBGC Meeting Notes

Notice of Proposed Changes to Joint Discipline Council Agreement


Edward E. Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award

The Edward E. Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award is presented annually to a pension actuary who has, by his or her actions, set an example for other pension actuaries. This is an actuary that has gone above and beyond in advancing ethics, education, beneficial legislation or regulations (or such other actions as the selection committee deems appropriate) that enhance the private pension system, or the professionalism of enrolled actuaries within the private pension system. Ed Burrows was a beacon in this regard, and ACOPA honors him by presenting an award that recognizes those who follow his example.

The 2015 Ed Burrows award winner is Larry Deutsch, FSPA, MAAA, EA.

Past Award Winners

2014    Cynthia A. Groskiewicz, MSPA

2013    Richard A. Block, FSPA

2012    James E. Holland Jr, FSPA

2011    Janet S. Eisenberg, FSPA

2010    Robert H. Schramm, MSPA

2009    Joan Gucciardi, MSPA

2008    Edward E. Burrows, MSPA