Public Policy Comments and Letters

Academy letter to FOX News responding to a news segment about the determination of cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security. (September 4, 2009)
Financial Reporting Committee comments to the IASB on its Discussion Paper, Credit Risk in Liability Measurement. (September 1, 2009)
Pension Practice Council response to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)'s invitation to comment on pension accounting and financial reporting. (August 3, 2009)
Valuation Table Team comment letter on concerns expressed by the American Council of Life Insurers to LHATF regarding the 2008 VBT Tables developed by the Valuation Basic Table Team. (July 28, 2009)
Federal Long-Term Care Task Force letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding actuarial issues and policy implications on the the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS Act). (July 22, 2009)
Solvency Committee comments to the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) on its credit default insurance model legislation. (July 9, 2009)
Annuity Illustrations Work Group comments to the Annuity Disclosure Working Group on a draft ACLI proposal for an annuity illustrations model regulation. (June 5, 2009)
Life Governance Team comments to the PBR (EX) Working Group on the latest exposure draft of the Valuation Manual section addressing corporate governance. (June 5, 2009)
Social Security Committee comment letter to the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) responding to an Exposure Draft: Accounting for Social Insurance. (June 3, 2009)
Preferred Mortality POG report to LHATF on developing a 2008 CSO table, including the advantages and disadvantages of proceeding with development of a new table. (June 2, 2009)
Pension Committee letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) providing input on the IRS guidance priority list for 2009-2010. (June 1, 2009)
Medicare Steering Committee comments on the first in a series of Senate Finance Committee policy options papers, Transforming the Health Care Delivery System. (May 29, 2009)
Health Practice Council comments on the Senate Finance Committee’s series of policy options papers, Expanding Healthcare Coverage: Proposals to Provide Affordable Coverage to All Americans. (May 22, 2009)
Casualty Practice Council comments to testimony provided at an NAIC public hearing on the use of credit-based insurance scores. (May 15, 2009)
Financial Reporting Committee comments to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) on the Draft Issues Paper on the Roles of and Relationship Between the Actuary and the External Auditor in the Preparation and Audit of Financial Reports. (May 15, 2009)
Health Practice Council comments to the Senate related to introduced legislation, the Women's Health Insurance Fairness Act, that would eliminate gender as a rating factor for individual health insurance. (May 15, 2009)
Casualty Practice Council testimony at an NAIC meeting on the use of credit-based insurance scores. (April 30, 2009)
Financial Soundness/Risk Managment Committee comments to NAIC Statutory Accounting Principles (E) Working Group on SSAP No. 56 exposure draft. (April 30, 2009)
Financial Reporting Committee comments to the FASB on its Discussion Paper, "Preliminary Views on Financial Statement Presentation." (April 14, 2009)
Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council letter to the FDIC regarding a New York Times article in which the FDIC agreed to guarantee billions of dollars in risky loans assuming that those loans represent zero default risk. (April 14, 2009)