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IAA Sections

AFIR-ERM (Actuarial Approach for Financial Risks)

AFIR-ERM has as its primary objective the promotion of actuarial research and knowledge dissemination in actuarial and broader aspects of finance, investment and ERM, to push forward the boundaries of actuarial knowledge and promote and facilitate an international exchange of views, advice, research and practical information among actuaries and other relevant experts.

ASTIN (Actuarial Studies in Non-life Insurance)

ASTIN’s main objective is to promote actuarial research, particularly in non-life insurance. It is continually working to develop the mathematical foundation of non-life insurance and reinsurance.

AWB (Actuaries Without Borders®)

AWB’s mission is to promote the public good globally, focusing on countries that lack the actuarial resources needed to create productive, sustainable and stable markets for insurance and other risk mitigation and the means to develop the actuarial profession, adhering to a strategic objective of the IAA to support the development, organization and promotion of the profession in areas of the world in which it is not present or is not fully developed.

IAAHS (International Actuarial Association Health Section)

The Health Section facilitates exchange of knowledge and information among actuaries involved with public and private health issues, and promotes co-operation among actuarial organizations around the world, to advance international developments in health systems and programs. The Section provides its members with an international forum for knowledge sharing, professional development and networking through in-person colloquia, webinars and other online resources.

IAALS (International Actuarial Association Life Section)

The Life Section’s mission is to promote actuarial research and the exchange of knowledge in the field of life insurance around the world.

IACA (International Association of Consulting Actuaries)

IACA promotes and facilitates the sharing of ideas among international consulting actuaries.

PBSS (Pensions, Benefits, Social Security)

PBSS serves actuaries around the world with personal, professional, educational or research interests in social protection, as well as actuaries with interests in the commercial, social and public policy issues concerning the provision of pensions and other benefits. Its scope covers public programs and private pension plans, mutual benefit organizations, commercial insurance and pension company contracts, annuities, share options and other types of employee benefit provision.

Benefits as a Member

Virtual ICA (VICA)
Members of the IAA Sections AFIR-ERM, ASTIN, LIFE and IACA can access more than 150 hours of live streams and videos of the 31st International Congress of Actuaries without any further cost. More information on the VICA can be found on

ASTIN Bulletin - The Journal of the International Actuarial Association
ASTIN, LIFE, AFIR-ERM and PBSS members receive free access to ASTIN Bulletin

Free Webcasts
Be part of several webcasts focusing on diverse up-to-date topics including Council meetings and joint sessions, referring to the actuarial profession.

Virtual Libraries
Exclusive access to Section virtual libraries and reference lists.

Future Colloquia
Discounted registration fees for Section colloquia which feature presentations from leading researchers and practitioners as well as educational workshops and entertaining social events.


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