Life News

The Separate Account Products Work Group commented on the Potential Actions/Recommendations (Document 2) exposed for comment in November by the NAIC Separate Account Risk (E) Working Group. (January 10, 2014)
Annuity Reserves Work Group provided an update to NAIC’s Life Actuaries Nonforfeiture Group’s VM-22 Subgroup on efforts towards development of appropriate utilization assumptions for Guaranteed Lifetime Income Benefits (GLIBs) in the floor reserve calculation. (December 13, 2013)
Life Financial Soundness / Risk Management Committee provided a response to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial Task Force regarding questions from the New York Insurance Department on Academy’s proposal for treatment of due premiums. (December 13, 2013)
Nonforfeiture Modernization Work Group updated the NAIC’s Life Actuarial Task Force on the treatment of GLWBs in fixed deferred annuities under the proposed GPNM nonforfeiture approach. (December 13, 2013)
Life Reserves Work Group provides memo to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial Task Force of VM-20 on current and long-term spread tables.
(December 13, 2013)
The Separate Account Products Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC’s Separate Accounts Risk Working Group on suggested principles for insulating separate account assets for non-variable products. (December 13, 2013)
Life Financial Soundness/Risk Management Committee made a proposed amendment to NAIC’s Life Actuarial Task Force on whether the direct iteration approach for the deterministic reserve results in the same amount as the gross premium valuation approach currently required by VM-20. (December 13, 2013)
Are you wondering how key global and domestic stakeholders responded to the insurance contracts accounting exposure drafts and where international accounting is headed? Find out Jan. 2 as the Academy hosts a webinar during which presenters will provide a discussion of the Academy’s comments on key issues in the IASB and FASB exposure drafts on insurance contracts; an overview of concepts and concerns from globally influential bodies on those exposure drafts; and, a look at the direction of global convergence. (December 4, 2013)
Senior Life Fellow Nancy Bennett addressed state legislators on the lifetime-income needs of retirees in a presentation given at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators’ annual meeting. (November 21, 2013)
The Life Practice Council submitted comments on the Initial Report of Rector & Associates to the NAIC Principle-Based Reserving Implementation (EX) Task Force regarding assets for captive reinsurance.  
(November 15, 2013)
The Life Practice Council’s Principle-Based Reserves (PBR) Legislation-In-Brief was distributed to insurance legislators and top insurance regulators of each state where the NAIC model Standard Valuation Law may be considered in 2014. The brief is intended to inform legislators and insurance commissioners of the importance of the new PBR methodology and the NAIC model Standard Valuation Law. (November 8, 2013)
The Life Capital Adequacy Subcommittee sent a comment letter on the double counting of the Asset Valuation Reserve and another one on additional collateral for transactions with unauthorized reinsures to the NAIC Life-Risk Based Capital (E) Working Group.
(October 11, 2013)
Senior Life Fellow Nancy Bennett gave a presentation to the Southeastern Regulators Association Conference on principle-based reserving for life insurance products.
(October 3, 2013)
The AG 43/C-3 Phase II Work Group sent a comment letter to the NAIC C-3 Phase II/AG 43 (E/A) Subgroup regarding a recent amendment with modifications to current total return gross wealth ratios for Actuarial Guideline 43.  
(September 30, 2013)
The Pension Committee submitted comments to the Actuarial Standards Board on its recent modeling ASOP exposure draft that included concerns that the potential ASOP could be applied too broadly. (September 27, 2013)
The C-3 Work Group presented its recommendation of potential alternatives to C-3 Phase 1 to the NAIC Life Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group.
(September 18, 2013)
The Joint Economic Scenario Generator Project Oversight Group of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries updated a list of Frequently Asked Questions for Version 7 of the interest rate generator for life insurance products. 
(September 12, 2013)
Want to learn what you missed at the NAIC Summer Meeting? Register now for the Life Practice Council’s Sept. 19 webinar to learn about the Academy’s activities at the meeting and progress on principle-based reserving (PBR), which is now being adopted by the states. Speakers will lead an in-depth discussion of reserving developments for non-variable annuities (VM-22) and also provide updates on Life Actuarial Task Force activity and the Academy’s professionalism initiatives.
(August 28, 2013)
The Life Illustration Work Group updated the practice note for Actuarial Standard of Practice No. 24, which outlines compliance with the NAIC Life Insurance Illustrations Model Regulation. (August 28, 2013)
Senior Life Fellow Nancy Bennett presented the Academy’s paper on lifetime income to the NAIC ERISA Retirement Income Working Group at the NAIC Summer National Meeting.  Her presentation examining the financial risks of increased lifespans and the needs for retirees to secure lifetime income was based upon the Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force’s “Risky Business: Living Longer Without Income for Life.” 
(August 24, 2013)