Plenary 1: Insurance & Public Policy
Chair: Julia Lessing, Guardian Actuarial
Stephanie Wong, Suncorp - presentation
Hugh Miller, Taylor Fry - presentation
Geoff Atkins, Finity - presentation
The actuarial environment and our corresponding role are constantly changing with the evolution of technology and regulatory action. This plenary aims to aid young actuaries in understanding ways in which actuaries are involved in the development and implementation of public policy whilst enhancing your understanding of how actuarial techniques and skillset may be utilized to ensure equitable and efficient outcomes.
Climate Change – With climate change not only impacting us now but likely to have more extreme impacts in the future, how can actuaries stimulate communities, societies and businesses to get a better understanding of these issues?
Social Sector – The Australian welfare system is there to support those who are most in need. Actuaries have supported the welfare system through a range of actuarial models and advice to maintain sustainability and improvement of various welfare programs. This session aims to provide insights on the impact and change actuaries have brought to social welfare and how young actuaries may continue to drive this change into the future.
Mental Health – How can actuaries improve the outcomes and experiences for insured individuals affected by mental health and aid insurers as they try to balance the competing objectives of product affordability/sustainability and meeting customer expectations.