Public Policy Comments and Letters

Committee on Life Insurance Financial Reporting and Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting comments on FASB Revised Exposure Draft: "Business Combinations and Intangible Assets — Accounting for Goodwill." (March 16, 2001)
Academy letter on proposed standards for privacy of health information to the Department of Health and Human Services. (February 17, 2001)
Task Force on HORBC comments that offer a counterproposal regarding the redesign of the Property & Equipment page. The counterproposal would achieve the objectives of attaining compliance with the new Health blank and reducing the amount of data collected, and it would leave the NAIC working group flexibility to make a change to the HCDA risk factor in 2001. (January 10, 2001)
Joint RBC Task Force letter to NAIC HORBC Working Group on the tax effects of codification and the MCO RBC formula instructions. (December 1, 2000)
Catastrophe Insurance Work Group comment letter to Rep. Bill Archer on S. 1914, the Policyholder Disaster Protection Act of 1999. (September 20, 2000)
Medicare Reform Task Force letter to Senate about the debate around changes to the Medicare program, including proposals to provide prescription drug coverage to seniors. (July 17, 2000)
Fair Value Task Force comments on Basic Issue 11, Fair Value Issues, of the Issues Paper on insurance released for comment by the IASC Steering Committee on Insurance. (June 6, 2000)
EMO Work Group interim report on extended maturity options. (June 1, 2000)
Fair Value Task Force comments on FASB paper, "Preliminary Views on major issues related to Reporting Financial Instruments and Certain Related Assets and Liabilities at Fair Value." (May 31, 2000)
Academy comments to the Federal Reserve System on the proposed regulation on the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information. (March 31, 2000)
Health Insurance Rate Filing Task Force letter request for NAIC assistance in narrowing the scope of the Academy's Health Insurance Rate Filing Task Force work on developing guidelines for filing health insurance rates with state regulatory agencies. (February 24, 2000)
Academy comments to HHS on the proposed federal regulations regarding the privacy of individually identifiable health information (IIHI). (February 17, 2000)
Letter to Congress on Federal Reinsurance
Letter to Congress on federal reinsurance. (November 2, 1999)
Equity Indexed Universal Life Work Group report to Life and Health Actuarial Task Force of the NAIC on Actuarial Guideline ZZZZ. (October 4, 1999)
C3 Phase 1 Report to the NAIC RBC Work Group. (October 1, 1999)
Speech by Ron Gebhardtsbauer, Senior Pension Fellow at the Academy, on "Social Security Options and Their Effects on Different Demographic Groups" prepared for a congressionally sponsored town forum. (June 21, 1999)
Committee on Banking and Financial Services letter to House Committe on Banking and Financial Services on President’s Working Group on Financial Markets report, Hedge Funds, Leverage, and the Lessons of Long-Term Capital Management and on testimony presented during a May 6, 1999 hearing. (May 21, 1999)
Health Committee comment letter to members of the House and Senate on the 1999 Medicare Trustees Report. (April 27, 1999)
Letter from Task Force on Banking and Financial Services to the Senate on the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999. (March 11, 1999)
Health Practice Council letter to National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare in response to the questions the commission raised regarding possible changes to the current Medicare benefit structure as well as modifications to the coverage requirements for Medicare supplement insurance. (February 17, 1999)