Life

The Life Practice Council (LPC) provides objective technical expertise to policymakers and regulators on life insurance issues, including a principle-based regulatory approach to reserving and risk-based capital.

Capital
Life and annuity capital adequacy and recommendations to improve life Risk-based Capital (RBC) requirements.
Financial Reporting
Life insurance and annuity topics that involve financial reporting, with an emphasis on GAAP and international issues.
Product
Life and annuity product features and their design.
Reserves
The minimum statutory reserve standard for all life and annuity products.
Principle-Based Reserving (PBR)
The Academy has assembled materials to assist actuaries and regulators as the U.S. moves into the implementation phase of PBR for life insurance. Click here to access these materials and here to access public statements made by the Academy related to PBR.
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Life News

The SVL Interest Rate Modernization Work Group submitted comments on a revised weighting methodology proposal to the NAIC's VM-22 (A) Subgroup. (February 17, 2017)
The AG 43/C-3 Phase II Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC’s Variable Annuities Issues (E) Working Group on version 1 of the draft specifications for the second quantitative impact study. (February 3, 2017)
The Standard Valuation Law Interest Rate Modernization Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) on its “VM-22: Maximum Valuation Interest Rates for Income Annuities” exposure draft. (January 25, 2017)
The Non-Guaranteed Elements Work Group submitted comments to the New York state Department of Financial Services on Proposed 11 NYCRR 48 (Insurance Regulation 210) on life insurance and annuity non-guaranteed elements. (January 17, 2017)
The Academy has been the technical architect behind principle-based reserving (PBR), helping to shape PBR into the valuation standard for life insurance issued after Jan. 1, 2017, in the 46 states that have passed standard valuation PBR-enabling legislation. PBR uses risk management techniques to capture an individual insurer’s unique risks underlying its life insurance business more accurately than the pre-existing requirements based on prescribed, static methods and assumptions. The Academy has assembled materials to assist actuaries and regulators as the United States moves into the implementation phase of PBR for life insurance. Read more here. (January 13, 2017)

Life Public Statements

Comments and letters

Comments, analysis, or explanatory material prepared for an external audience on behalf of an Academy group or the Academy as a whole; these include letters, memos, reports, and fact sheets.

Issue briefs

Analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public.

Policy papers

Include white papers and monographs which are longer, more detailed analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public. Includes monographs and white papers.

Presentations

Slides presented by the Academy at webinars, seminars, briefings, hearings, or other meetings and events.

Reports to the NAIC

The Academy works with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on the creation and refinement of sensible, effective regulation. These reports and related documents highlight the NAIC-related work of the life practice councils.

Testimony

Written and oral testimony provided to Congress or to other governmental and quasigovernmental bodies.

Practice Notes

Practice notes

Generally written in a Q&A format, practice notes offer examples of current and emerging approaches to selected actuarial tasks. They are intended to supplement the available actuarial literature, especially where the practices addressed are subject to evolving technology, recently adopted external requirements, or advances in actuarial science and other applicable disciplines.