Life News

The Principle-based Reserve Strategy Subgroup (PBRSS) submitted a comment letter to the NAIC suggesting topics to be discussed at a potential interim meeting of the PBR Implementation (EX) Task Force.
(April 23, 2014)
The Life Practice Council presented a webinar reviewing the NAIC Spring 2014 National Meeting and activities, including a rundown of the most recent Life Actuarial (A) Task Force meeting, a discussion of activities at the Life Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group meeting, an update on VM-22 development, and a review of the recently exposed practice note Life Principle-Based Reserves Under VM-20.       
(April 22, 2014)
The Life Capital Adequacy Subgroup submitted comments on the NAIC Operational Risk Subgroup’s March 20 exposure of a revised proposal that suggests a new “C-5” factor in the NAIC Life Risk-Based Capital formula to provide for operational risk.
(April 15, 2014)
The Principle-based Reserves Strategy Subgroup submitted comments clarifying the suggestion to eliminate the net premium reserve (NPR) component of VM-20 in previous comments on Feb. 17 Report of Rector & Associates to the Principle-Based Reserving Implementation (EX) Task Force.
(April 11, 2014)
The Life Financial Reporting Committee completed its draft of its  Practice Note detailing practices on the purchase method of accounting on VOBA, goodwill and other intangible assets under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles commonly referred to as Purchase GAAP and is exposed for comment until June 2. 
(April 4, 2014)
The C-1 Work Group gave a presentation at the NAIC Spring National Meeting to the Investment Risk-Based Capital Working Group on C-1 Factors for Corporate Bonds in the Life Risk-Based Capital Instructions. 
(March 29, 2014)
The Academy released two new Essential Elements papers on principle-based reserving (PBR) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) adding to its series designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues more accessible to widespread audiences. Visit the Essential Elements webpage to read these and other papers in the series. (March 28, 2014)
The Actuarial Guideline 33 Non-elective Incidence Proposal Work Group presented the NAIC Life Actuarial Task Force with proposed language to AG 33 to address the non-elective incidence reserve issue.
(March 28, 2014)
The Nonforfeiture Modernization Work Group updated the NAIC Life Actuarial Task Force on the Gross Premium Nonforfeiture Method.
(March 28, 2014)
The Life Experience Subcommittee presented an update to the NAIC Life Actuarial Task Force on mortality development of the 2014 Commissioners Standard Ordinary table, the 2014 Valuation Basic Table, and margins under VM-20 for determination of Prudent Estimate Mortality.
(March 27, 2014)
The NAIC Life Actuarial Task Force adopted a Life Reserves Work Group amendment proposal to VM-20 regarding treatment of due premiums in reserve calculation.
(March 27, 2014)
The Principle-Based Reserve Strategy Subgroup submitted comments on the exposed Feb. 17, 2014, Report of Rector & Associates, Inc. to the Principle-Based Reserving Implementation (EX) Task Force.
(March 21, 2014)
The Contingent Annuity Issues Work Group responded to questions from the NAIC regarding the reserving and capital requirements for contingent annuities
(March 21, 2014)
The AOM Discussion Group released a report on ideas to improve the communication of issues within the appointed actuary’s memorandum.
(March 19, 2014)
Academy members made well-received presentations at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators’ Spring Meeting in Savannah March 7-9.  Ellen Kleinstuber, vice-chairperson of the Academy’s Pension Committee, presented on a March 7 panel, “Longevity Risk & Insurance.”  She also offered comments at a special point-counterpoint discussion on a proposed pension de-risking model act.  Joyce Bohl, a member of the Federal Health Committee, presented on March 8 as part of a panel on the Affordable Care Act and underwriting. (March 10, 2014)
The Life Principle-Based Approach Practice Note Work Group completed its draft Practice Note for Principle-Based Reserves of Life Insurance, which is exposed for comment until April 25.  
(February 24, 2014)
The Life Reserves Work Group submitted a revised amendment proposal regarding treatment of due premiums in the VM-20 reserve calculation.
(February 5, 2014)
The Academy submitted comments to NAIC’s Joint Qualified Actuary (A/B/C) Subgroup on definitions of “qualified actuary” as prescribed by the NAIC. In a letter from Academy President Tom Terry, the Academy stated that it is willing to work with regulators to make qualifications for health, life, and Property/Casualty actuaries more consistent and address concerns about oversight of qualification. (February 3, 2014)
Academy RBC work groups sent a letter to the NAIC SMI RBC Subgroup outlining concerns with a Dec. 9, 2013, Capital Adequacy Task Force Operational Risk Proposal. (January 30, 2014)
The Nonforfeiture Modernization Work Group developed a spreadsheet for the NAIC Life Actuarial Task Force that illustrates potential nonforfeiture benefits for guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits contained in fixed deferred annuities based on the work group’s December proposal.
(January 30, 2014)