Financial Reporting, Risk Management And Solvency

Financial reporting and solvency issues at the state level, such as NAIC-related projects on RBC, as well as emerging international solvency issues and federal regulation of insurance companies.

Joint Committee on Retiree Health letter to Texas officials about misinterpretations of the committee's 2006 comments on accounting standards for OPEBs. (June 15, 2007)
Medicare Part D RBC Subgroup revision proposals to the NAIC life and health RBC instructions for Medicare Part D to address a potential unintended consequence related to the Authorized Control Level (ACL) RBC results. (June 3, 2007)
Medicare Part D RBC Subgroup comment letter to NAIC's Health Risk Based Capital Working Group on a possible update of proposed risk factors previously developed by the Academy's Medicare Part D subgroup. (May 3, 2007)
Health Practice Financial Reporting Committee letter to Julia T. Philips, the Chair of the NAIC's Health Risk-Based Capital (RBC) Working Group, that comments on a proposal made by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida regarding the treatment in the NAIC RBC formulas of medical insurance products for which active life reserves are held. The letter provided initial thoughts on the matter and seeks further input from the NAIC in light of these thoughts. (May 3, 2007)
Health Practice Financial Reporting Committee comments to the NAIC on a proposal to include a trend test in the health RBC formula. (May 3, 2007)
LTC Principle-based Work Group presentation providing an update to the A&HWG and requesting feedback on work to date by the LTC Principle-based Work Group. (March 31, 2007)
Stop-Loss Work Group progress report to the Health RBC (E) Working Group during December 2006 NAIC meeting. (March 21, 2007)
Status report on Stop-Loss RBC Work Group effort to propose a set of RBC factors for excess of loss products to the NAIC. (December 31, 2006)
Joint Committee on Retiree Health letters to FASB expressing concern over proposed changes in financial accounting standards for pensions and OPEBs. (May 31, 2006)
Medicare Part D RBC subgroup report to the NAIC on proposed RBC risk factors relating to the insurance of Medicare Part D coverage commencing January 1, 2006. This report was written in response to a charge from the NAIC. (December 3, 2005)
Health Financial Reporting Committee practice note addressing questions and issues regarding the valuation actuary's responsibilities related specifically to determining reserve levels and asset adequacy for small group medical insurance coverage. (October 31, 2005)
Report to NAIC on Proposed Medicare Part D RBC changes
Memo to the NAIC from the Medicare Part D Subgroup with proposed health RBC instruction and health RBC formula changes, proposed life RBC instruction and life RBC formula changes, and explanatory slides. (September 10, 2005)
Federal Health Committee letter in response to HR 2355, the Health Care Choice Act of 2005, which contained language that would allow a non-actuary to offer statements of opinions on reserves. The letter recommended only a member of the Academy be permitted to provide such an opinion. (July 19, 2005)
Health RBC Subgroup status report to the NAIC Task Force. The subgroup was created in response to and NAIC charge for recommendations of changes to the 2006 RBC Formulas and Instructions, in order to address the risks of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug coverage. (June 11, 2005)
Academy document includes a series of tips to facilitate using the Rate Filing Task Force model. (September 30, 2004)
Long Term Care Risk Based Capital Work Group report on the review of the Managed Care Organization RBC formulas for LTC describes the source of data, methodology, analysis, and recommendations. It reflects revisions based on feedback from members of the NAIC subgroup after the interim report was released in June 2003. (June 1, 2004)
Joint Committee on Retiree Health letter to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) on accounting by governmental employers for other postemployment benefits. (April 30, 2004)
Medicare Supplement Work Group Subteam report to the Medicare Supplement Subteam of the NAIC Accident and Health Work Group (A&HWG) provides input in response to a request from the NAIC to to develop a range of composite loss ratio curves (separately for issue age- and attained age-rated products). (March 10, 2004)
Long-Term Care Reserve Work Group letter to NAIC that illustrates the anticipated impact of various hypothetical changes in the mortality, voluntary lapse, interest and morbidity valuation assumptions on net renewal valuation premiums and contract reserves by policy duration. (September 10, 2003)
Long-Term Care Risk-Based Capital Work Group letter to the Deputy Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania responding to concerns regarding total asset adequacy as it relates to the Long-Term Care RBC Work Group's interim report. (September 8, 2003)