Life News

The Role of the Actuary Subgroup submitted comments to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial (A) Task Force (LATF) on revisions to Section VM-31 of the Valuation Manual applicable to qualified actuaries for clarification and consistency with the Standard Valuation Law. (March 25, 2016)
Joint Academy Life Experience Committee and SOA Preferred Mortality Oversight Group submitted comments to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial (A) Task Force (LATF) on the removal of the provisions for unisex rates as applied to reserves. (March 17, 2016)
The Life Illustrations Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC’s IUL Illustration (A) Subgroup on revisions to Actuarial Guideline (AG) 49. (March 14, 2016)
The Role of the Actuary Subgroup submitted comments to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial (A) Task Force (LATF) on revisions to the Corporate Governance Guidance Appendix, Section VM-G, of the Valuation Manual applicable to qualified actuaries for clarification and consistency with the Standard Valuation Law. (March 10, 2016)
The SVL Interest Rate Modernization Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC’s V-22 Subgroup of the Life Actuarial Task Force on statutory regulations regarding the determination of statutory valuation interest rates. (February 23, 2016)
The Life Illustrations Work Group (LIWG) submitted comments to the NAIC’s Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee on the new working group formed to explore disclosures required in Model #580 and #582. (January 29, 2016)
The Actuarial Guideline 43/C-3 Phase II Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC on the variable annuities blanks proposal exposed on Nov. 19.
(January 29, 2016)
The Academy’s 2016 Life and Health Valuation Law Manual — designed to help appointed actuaries comply with the requirements of the NAIC model Standard Valuation Law and the Model Actuarial Opinion and Memorandum Regulation — is now available in a variety of formats. (January 27, 2016)
Read the newest edition of PBA Perspectives, the Academy’s quarterly update on regulatory, legislative, and Academy activities surrounding the implementation of the Principle-Based Approach (PBA) for life insurance. (December 22, 2015)
The Life Illustrations Work Group submitted comments to LATF’s IUL Illustration (A) Subgroup on the draft revision of Actuarial Guideline (AG) 49. (December 1, 2015)
The Academy continued its dialog with insurance regulators on a wide variety of issues, including long-term care insurance, automobile insurance, risk-based capital, and principle-based reserving at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners 2015 Fall National Meeting held November 19-22 at National Harbor, outside of Washington, DC. Read the Academy Alert here.  (November 25, 2015)
The Joint American Academy of Actuaries Life Experience Committee and Society of Actuaries Preferred Mortality Oversight Group provided an update on guaranteed issue, simplified issue and preneed to the Life Actuarial Task Force at the NAIC Fall 2015 National Meeting. (November 17, 2015)
The Annuity Reserves Work Group (ARWG) provided a non-variable annuity PBR update to the Life Actuarial Task Force’s VM-22 Subgroup at the NAIC Fall 2015 National Meeting. (November 16, 2015)
The Nonforfeiture Modernization Working Group (NMWG) made a presentation on the gross premium nonforfeiture method to the Life Actuarial Task Force at the NAIC Fall 2015 National Meeting. (November 16, 2015)
The Deposit Fund Subgroup submitted comments to the Life Actuarial Task Force on rules for separate accounts that fund guaranteed minimum benefits under group contracts related to the synthetic GIC model regulation. (November 16, 2015)
The Academy held a forum on issues surrounding aging securely at the U.S. Capitol that explored long-term care, lifetime income, and the sustainability of public programs like Medicare and Social Security. (October 23, 2015)
The Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force released three issue briefs in the Risky Business series: one explores financial literacy and education for prospective retirees, and refocused plan design and federal retirement policies; another provides actuarial insights regarding lifetime income planning; and a third examines risk sharing by retirees. The task force also released an issue brief that explains general retirement planning considerations, and another designed to provide a high-level perspective on key aspects related to lifetime income. (October 22, 2015)
The Life Reserves Work Group submitted an amendment proposal to the NAIC regarding the removal of references to the “seriatim reserve” in the Valuation Manual. (October 21, 2015)
The Life Reserves Work Group submitted an amendment proposal to the NAIC regarding the definition and clarification of the term “modeled reserve” in the VM-20.  (October 21, 2015)
The Nonforfeiture Modernization Work Group submitted additional comments related to cancellation benefits on the Draft Contingent Deferred Annuity (CDA) Cancellation of Benefits Document to the NAIC CDA (A) Working Group. (October 20, 2015)