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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has asked to talk to representatives from the American Academy of Actuaries about implementing the Affordable Care Act.

HHS officials have asked to meet with Al Bingham and members of the AAA health practice council to discuss the next steps in the process, according to Kenneth Hohman, president of the AAA, Washington.

The council attracted the atttention of HHS officials by sending Congress a letter offering the AAA’s actuarial help with implementing the ACA changes.

The ACA package includes the recently signed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act.

Hohman has discussed the meeting in a letter to AAA members posted on the group’s website.

In the letter, Hohman says the group needs to fill three open director positions.

The AAA nominating committee is developing a slate of officer recommendations.

The group also is forming an “Academy Advisors” panel. Panel members will take Web-based surveys, to help AAA leaders determine how group members feel about various topics.