The Life Practice Council (LPC) provides objective technical expertise to policymakers and regulators on life insurance issues, including a principle-based regulatory approach to reserving and risk-based capital.
Life and annuity capital adequacy and recommendations to improve life Risk-based Capital (RBC) requirements.
The Financial Reporting Committee and Life Financial Reporting Committee submitted comments to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regarding indexing and modco embedded derivatives.( )
The Lifetime Income Risk Joint Committee submitted comments to the Department of Labor on an interim final regulation with request for comments regarding pension benefit statements and lifetime income illustrations.( )
The Life Practice Council’s ASOP No. 2 Practice Note Task Force submitted comments to the Actuarial Standards Board on the second exposure draft of the proposed revision of ASOP No. 2, Nonguaranteed Elements for Life Insurance and Annuity Products.( )
The Academy’s Principle-Based Reserving (PBR) Analysis Templates Task Force published six templates to assist users when performing PBR analysis or preparing PBR Actuarial Reports required by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Valuation Manual (VM-31).( )
The Academy's Tax Work Group released a white paper outlining the most significant changes in the taxation of life insurance companies that were made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA).( )
C-2 Mortality Work Group presented an update to the NAIC's Life Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group reviewing the C-2 overall approach and current risk-based capital (RBC) factors.( )
The Academy C-3 Life and Annuities Work Group (C-3 WG) has a request from the NAIC Life Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group (LRBC) to “Update the current C-3 Phase I or C-3 Phase II methodology to include Indexed Annuities.”( )
The PBR Governance Work Group provided an update on Academy PBR Resources to the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force at the NAIC 2020 Summer National Meeting.( )
The Life Experience Committee Mortality Improvement Subgroup presented an update on the 2020 Life MI Scale Recommendation to the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force during the NAIC 2020 Summer National Meeting.( )
The Variable Annuity Reserves and Capital Work Group released the VM-21 Checklist. This checklist provides a comprehensive guide to VM-21, which specifies requirements for principle-based reserves for variable annuity contracts.( )
The Life Underwriting and Risk Classification Work Group sent a follow-up letter to the NAIC Accelerated Underwriting (A) Working Group on Actuarial Standards of Practice that were referenced in their June 18 presentation.( )
The Life Underwriting and Risk Classification Work Group gave a presentation on actuarial perspectives on accelerated underwriting to the NAIC Accelerated Underwriting (A) Working Group.( )
The Life Illustrations Work Group sent a comment letter to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force regarding the illustrations of Indexed Universal Life (IUL) insurance policies under Actuarial Guideline 49 and the ACLI Redline of AG 49A.( )
The Annuity Reserves Work Group gave an update to the NAIC VM-22 (A) Subgroup on the preliminary framework elements for fixed annuity PBR.( )
The C-2 Longevity Risk Work Group sent a comment letter and supplemental materials to the NAIC Life Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group on suggested edits to the RBC forms and instructions for C-2b longevity risk.( )
Life Public Statements
Comments, analysis, or explanatory material prepared for an external audience on behalf of an Academy group or the Academy as a whole; these include letters, memos, reports, and fact sheets.
Analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public.
Include white papers and monographs which are longer, more detailed analyses of major actuarial or public policy issues written primarily for policy-makers, regulators, the news media, and the public. Includes monographs and white papers.
Slides presented by the Academy at webinars, seminars, briefings, hearings, or other meetings and events.
The Academy works with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on the creation and refinement of sensible, effective regulation. These reports and related documents highlight the NAIC-related work of the life practice councils.
Written and oral testimony provided to Congress or to other governmental and quasigovernmental bodies.
Practice notes offer examples of current and emerging approaches to selected actuarial tasks. They are intended to supplement the available actuarial literature, especially where the practices addressed are subject to evolving technology, recently adopted external requirements, or advances in actuarial science and other applicable disciplines.