Public Policy News

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)
Multiemployer Subcommittee sent comments to the IRS and Treasury on proposed regulations on suspensions of benefits under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014.
(August 19, 2015)
The Solvency Committee provided a presentation to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on the practical implications of using a 99.5 percent Value at Risk (VaR) over a one-year time horizon for valuation purposes. (August 15, 2015)
The Long-Term Care Terminations Work Group presented an update to the NAIC's Long-Term Care Actuarial Working Group on progress made in developing a recommendation on LTC terminations and next steps.  The Long-Term Care Principle-Based Work Group offered an update on developing a principle-based approach model and a timeline for completion, and the Long-Term Care Credibility Monograph Work Group presented its progress in drafting a monograph that addresses long-term care credibility.   (August 14, 2015)
The Cancer Claims Cost Tables Work Group presented to the NAIC's Health Actuarial Task Force on the progress of the valuation table and expected next steps. (August 14, 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 Pension Accounting Committee and Pension Committee released an issue brief on alternative expense methodologies and their theoretical rationales and implications.
(August 14, 2015)
The Solvency Committee submitted comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on the Discussion Draft on Approaches to a Group Capital Calculation dated July 23, 2015. (August 7, 2015)
The Solvency Committee submitted comments to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) on the Higher Loss Absorbency Capacity for Global Systemically Important Insurers (G-SIIs) public consultation document dated June 25, 2015. (August 6, 2015)
The Individual and Small Group Markets Committee released an issue brief that provides an overview of the factors underlying the general premium rate setting and highlights the major drivers behind why 2016 premiums could differ from those in 2015 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Click here to read the news release. (August 5, 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 Price Optimization Task Force submitted a comment letter to the NAIC’s Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force (CASTF) providing input on the recommendations section of its “Price Optimization White Paper.” (July 31, 2015)
The Medicare Subcommittee published an issue brief offering an actuarial perspective on Medicare's long-term financial condition in the wake of the 2015 Medicare Trustees report, and the Social Security Committee also released an issue brief on the Social Security Trustees latest report that examines the social insurance program’s long-term solvency challenges. (July 29, 2015)
The Medicare Subcommittee published “Does It Meet the Needs of the Beneficiaries?” “Is It Sustainable for 50 More Years?” and “Who Are the Beneficiaries?” the first three papers in its Medicare@50 series. The papers examine various aspects surrounding the program on its 50th anniversary. Read the news release. (July 29, 2015)
The Social Security Committee released an issue brief on the 2015 Social Security Trustees Report that examines the social insurance program’s long-term solvency issues and recommends that Congress should act soon to improve the long-term financial outlook of the program.  (July 29, 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 Medicaid Subcommittee sent a comment letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on proposed rules about Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Programs; Medicaid managed care, CHIP delivered in managed care, Medicaid and CHIP comprehensive quality strategies, and revisions related to third party liability. (July 27, 2015)
The Medicare Subcommittee released an issue brief, “Medicare’s Financial Condition: Beyond Actuarial Balance,” on significant concerns about Medicare’s long-term financial health. (July 24, 2015)