Public Policy News

Ted Goldman, Senior Pension Fellow, responded to questions for the record from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans April 18 hearing on “The History and Structure of the Multiemployer Pension System.” (June 7, 2018)
The RBC Tax Reform Work Group submitted its third comment letter to the NAIC Risk-Based Capital Working Group on the impact of tax reform on life RBC calculations.  (June 6, 2018)
The Life Operational Risk Work Group submitted a comment letter to the NAIC Operational Risk (E) Subgroup on incorporating prospective operational risk growth charge into the life Risk-Based Capital formula.  (June 6, 2018)
The Academy released the monograph, Big Data and the Role of the Actuary, at the International Congress of Actuaries meeting in Berlin on June 5. The monograph examines how Big Data is providing actuaries with powerful new analytical tools and opportunities to work on Big Data projects, Academy Past President and Big Data Task Force Chairperson Bob Beuerlein told ICA attendees. Read the news release.

Interested in learning more? Join us on Nov. 1 and 2 for the Academy’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, which will feature a plenary session that will look at the evolution and implications of Big Data. Visit the event website for more information about the agenda and how to register.

(June 5, 2018)
The Life Reserves Work Group submitted an APF which seeks to revise the approach in VM-20 to determine the credited rate for index accounts in the calculation of the Deterministic Reserve (DR).  (June 1, 2018)
The Life Products Committee submitted a comment letter to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on the exposed Actuarial Guideline, Application of Section 6 of the Standard Nonforfeiture Law for Individual Deferred Annuities Model 805.   (May 29, 2018)
The Financial Reporting Committee submitted comments to the Actuarial Standards Board for consideration on the International Actuarial Association's International Standard of Actuarial Practice 4—IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts exposure draft.  (May 25, 2018)
The Financial Regulatory Task Force submitted comments to the U.S. House of Representatives on S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. (May 21, 2018)
Past Academy President Mary D. Miller submitted a letter from the Academy to the NAIC responding to an exposure draft that the Casualty Actuarial and Statistical Task Force has issued containing potential changes to the P/C Statement of Actuarial Opinion Instructions to address the CASTF’s “Attestation” charge.
(May 11, 2018)
The AG43/C3P2 Work Group submitted a follow-up comment letter to the NAIC Variable Annuity Issues Working Group on previously submitted recommendations to the working group.  (May 11, 2018)
The Tax Work Group published a paper on frequently asked questions about life insurance tax reserve methods and assumptions.  (May 9, 2018)
The Multiemployer Plans Committee released an issue brief that discusses the costs and risks associated with multiemployer loan programs, and the ways in which these programs could benefit troubled plans and their participants. (May 4, 2018)
The Social Security Committee released an issue brief that examines automatic adjustment options to address Social Security's financial challenges. (May 4, 2018)
The Life Illustrations Work Group submitted a comment letter to the NAIC Life Insurance Illustration Issues Working Group on draft changes to Model #582.  (April 30, 2018)
Senior Casualty Fellow Kevin Ryan sent a comment letter to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors on their draft paper on climate change risks to the insurance sector. (April 27, 2018)
The Committee on Property and Liability Financial Reporting released a practice note on retained P/C insurance-related risk. (April 24, 2018)
The RBC Tax Reform Work Group submitted a follow-up letter to the NAIC Life Risk-Based Capital Working Group on additional comments regarding the impact of changes to corporate tax rate on RBC calculations.  (April 24, 2018)
The PBR Model Governance Work Group submitted an amendment proposal form to the NAIC on universal life with secondary guarantees (ULSG) net premium reserve (NPR) lapse rate outlined in VM-20 Section 3.C.  (April 23, 2018)
Ted Goldman, the Academy’s Senior Pension fellow, testified before the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans at a hearing on “The History and Structure of the Multiemployer Pension System.” Watch the full committee hearing here (Goldman’s testimony begins at the 58m 44s mark) and read Goldman’s testimony here. (April 18, 2018)
The Academy released a quiz on lifetime income that poses questions and answers to help consumers understand the issues and concepts behind planning a sound lifetime income strategy.
(April 13, 2018)