Life News

The VM-22 drafting subgroup of the Annuity Reserve Work Group (ARWG) submitted comments to LATF’s VM-22 subgroup on draft sections of VM-22 that cover all non-variable annuities and deposit funds. (September 29, 2015)
The C1 Work Group (C1WG) provided comments on the ACLI’S proposal, Life Insurer C-1 Asset Risk-Based Capital Requirement – Real Estate,” which was exposed by the NAIC Investment Risk-Based Capital Working Group. (September 29, 2015)
The Life Practice Council (LPC) submitted comments to the NAIC’s Principle-Based Reserving Implementation (EX) Task Force on its “Substantially Similar Terms and Provisions” to Determine the Valuation Manual Operative Date exposure draft. (September 17, 2015)
The Illustrations Work Group (IWG) published an addendum to the practice note, Actuarial Standard of Practice No. 24: Compliance with the NAIC Life Insurance Illustrations Model Regulation, to reflect the recently adopted Actuarial Guideline 49. (August 28, 2015)
The C-1 Work Group prepared a report and made a presentation to the NAIC’s Investment Risk-Based Capital Working Group on C-1 factors for corporate bonds. (August 19, 2015)
Academy representatives Richard Daillak and Mary Bahna-Nolan addressed NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force at the NAIC Summer 2015 National Meeting. Mr. Daillak, Chair of the Life Reinsurance Work Group, presented on Treatment of YRT reinsurance in Stochastic Exclusion Ratio Testing. Ms. Bahna-Nolan, Chair of the Life Practice Council, discussed the topic of accelerated underwriting. (August 14, 2015)
The Nonforfeiture Modernization Work Group presented an update on the group’s activities to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force at the NAIC 2015 Summer Meeting. (August 14, 2015)
The Life Illustrations Work Group of the American Academy of Actuaries presented an educational paper describing various bonus structures and the illustration Disciplined Current Scale (DCS) supportability testing for life insurance products subject to the NAIC Life Insurance Illustrations Model Regulation. (August 14, 2015)
The Financial Reporting Committee, Pension Accounting Committee, Casualty Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting, Health Financial Reporting and Solvency Committee, and Life Financial Reporting Committee sent comments to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on its “The Auditor's Use of the Work of Specialists” consultation paper. (July 31, 2015)
The Casualty Practice Council, Health Practice Council, Life Practice Council, and Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council sent comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on its Financial Condition (E) Committee questionnaire that examines the reasons for single-state solutions to help regulators develop a process for creating a uniform framework for state-based regulation. (July 27, 2015)
The Joint American Academy of Actuaries Life Experience Committee and Society of Actuaries Preferred Mortality Oversight Group submitted amendment proposals to the Life Actuarial Task Force on VM-02 Section 5A, VM-20 Sections 3 and 6, VM-M Section 1.H, and VM-A to the Valuation Manual regarding adoption of new CSO tables. (July 23, 2015)
The Lifetime Income Risk Task Force submitted comments to the Department of Labor regarding the proposed regulations defining fiduciaries and conflict of interest.
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Two Academy representatives addressed state officials at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Summer Meeting. Shawna Ackerman, vice president for casualty, presented on price optimization during a special Property-Casualty Committee meeting. Academy Senior Life Fellow Nancy Bennett discussed principle-based reserving (PBR) at a Life Insurance & Financial Planning Committee panel discussion at NCOIL’s meeting. (July 17, 2015)
The Academy released its new PBA Perspectives, a quarterly update on regulatory, legislative, and Academy activities surrounding the implementation of the Principle-Based Approach (PBA) for life insurance. (July 2, 2015)
The Annuity Reserves Work Group submitted a report to the NAIC's VM-22 (A) Subgroup outlining the potential uses of the representative scenarios method (RSM) in calculating annuity reserves. (June 23, 2015)
Two Academy members participated in the NAIC Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) Symposium on retirement issues earlier this week. Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force member Mark Shemtob presented on lifetime income insurance products and related issues. Warren Jones, chairperson of the LTC Terminations Work Group, was a panelist on a discussion about the future of long-term care support and services. (June 16, 2015)
The Deposit Fund Subgroup submitted a letter to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force recommending edits to model regulation 695 concerning synthetic guaranteed investment contracts (GICs). (June 15, 2015)
Members of the Life Practice Council and Academy Senior Life Fellow Nancy Bennett gave a presentation to the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research (OFR) on stress testing of U.S. life insurers. The open-ended dialogue provided OFR staff an overview of how U.S. life insurers and regulators use stress testing, including how insurer stress testing differs from bank stress testing. (June 12, 2015)
The Nonforfeiture Modernization Work Group submitted a comment letter to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on exposed edits to the standard nonforfeiture law for annuities regarding requirements for contingent deferred annuities (CDA). (May 13, 2015)
The Deposit Fund Subgroup sent a comment letter to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on exposed edits to the model regulation for synthetic guaranteed investment conracts (GIC). (April 22, 2015)