Life News

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)
The Life Operational Risk Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC's Operational Risk (E) Subgroup on proposed operational risk factors and growth charge for the life risk-based capital (RBC) formula. Appendix attached. (December 19, 2016)
Nancy Bennett, Senior Life Practice Council Fellow, and Rich Owens, member of the Academy C1 Work Group, presented an update on portfolio adjustments to the C1 factors for corporate bonds to the NAIC Investment Risk-based Capital Working Group. (December 11, 2016)
Mary Bahna-Nolan, chairperson of the Joint Academy Actuaries Life Experience Committee and SOA Preferred Mortality Oversight Group, presented an update on the new joint initiative of the Academy and the SOA in formulating a work group to address a LATF request for information on accelerated underwriting mortality under VM-20. She also presented an update on guaranteed and simplified issue and preneed mortality tables. (December 9, 2016)
John Miller and Chris Olechowski, co-chairs of the Annuity Reserves Work Group, provided a non-variable annuity PBR update to LATF’s VM-22 Subgroup. (December 8, 2016)
Tricia Matson, chair of the Longevity Risk Task Force, gave an update to LATF on the task force’s work, including creating a methodology for recognizing longevity risk in statutory reserves and risk-based capital (RBC), and reviewing regulatory and company approaches to longevity risk. (December 8, 2016)
The Principle-Based Reserves Checklist Subgroup of the Model Governance Work Group released a model governance checklist, which is offered as a resource for practicing life actuaries involved in actuarial model governance. (December 1, 2016)
The Principle-Based Reserves Model Governance Practice Note Subgroup of the Principle-Based Reserves Strategy Subgroup released a draft model governance practice note to provide additional information for practicing life actuaries seeking to better understand models, model risks, model governance, and related issues, as these actuaries implement principle-based reserving (PBR). The deadline for comments is Jan. 2, 2017. (December 1, 2016)
Academy Senior Life Fellow Nancy Bennett made a presentation to the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) National Meeting that provides an update and background on the implementation of principle-based reserving (PBR). (November 18, 2016)
The AG 43/C-3 Phase II Work Group submitted comments to the Variable Annuities Issues (E) Working Group on the exposed proposal to revise Actuarial Guideline 43 (AG 43) and C-3 Phase II. (November 14, 2016)
The SVL Interest Rate Modernization Work Group submitted comments on valuation rate buckets to the NAIC's VM-22 (A) Subgroup on its exposure draft on the VM-22 maximum valuation interest rates for income annuities. (November 2, 2016)
The SVL Interest Rate Modernization Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC's VM-22 (A) Subgroup on its exposure draft on the VM-22 maximum valuation interest rates for income annuities.
(November 2, 2016)
The Longevity Risk Task Force gave a presentation to the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) Nonbank Designations Committee on longevity risk in annuity and life insurance. (November 1, 2016)
The Life Operational Risk Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC's Operational Risk (E) Subgroup on proposed operational risk factors and growth charge for the life risk-based capital (RBC) formula. (October 31, 2016)
The C1 Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC's Investment Risk Based Capital Working Group on proposed RBC factors for fixed income securities for the NAIC’s life RBC formula. (October 17, 2016)
The Tax Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC's Statutory Accounting Principles (E) Working Group in response to the Issue Paper No. 15X concerning the implementation of principle-based reserving (PBR). (October 6, 2016)
The latest issue of PBA Perspectives features updates on principle-based reserving as well as regulatory, legislative, and Academy activities surrounding the implementation of the principle-based approach (PBA) for life insurance. (October 5, 2016)
The C1 Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC's Investment Risk Based Capital Working Group in response to the “Proposal for Life Bond Granularity and Related Issues” dated Sept. 6, 2016. (October 5, 2016)
The Longevity Risk Task Force gave a presentation to the Federal Reserve Insurance Policy Group on longevity risk in annuity and life insurance. (September 30, 2016)