C3 Phase II RBC and Reserves Project

The Academy's Life Capital Adequacy Subcommittee (LCAS) and Variable Annuity Reserve Work Group (VARWG) have been leaders in the C3 Phase II project, which is part of a broader Academy initiative on risk-based capital and principle-based reserving.

C3 Phase II resources include:

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Alternative methodology factors

General instructions and background on the alternative methodology factors (PDF format, May 2004)
RBC factors and reserve factors for an alternative GMDB methodology, plus setup instructions, all in zipped files (March 2005)


Vist the NAIC reports page to view more recent reports from the Academy to the NAIC.

Selected reports from VARWG: August 2006, March 2006, December 2005, June 2005 with attachment, March 2005, March 2004)
Summary of results from VARWG's C3 Phase II survey for the NAIC Capital Adequacy Task Force (June 2006, March 2006)
LCAS' recommended approach for setting regulatory RBC requirements for variable annuities and similar products (June 2005, March 2005)
RBC and reserve portfolio comparisons, in zipped files (March 2005)

More info

For more information, please call the Academy at 202-223-8196 and ask for Ian Trepanier.