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 Life Practice Council's Life Underwriting and Risk Classification Work Group sent a letter to the NAIC Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee on state regulatory and legislative actions in regards to life insurance underwriting implications of COVID-19.( )
Mary Bahna-Nolan submitted a statement to the NAIC's Special (EX) Committee for Race and Insurance, Workstream #4.( )
Academy volunteers presented at the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Annual Meeting during the Special Committee on Race in Insurance Underwriting’s session. Dorothy Andrews, chairperson of the Data Science and Analytics Committee, presented on behalf of the committee and provided an update on its ongoing work relevant to NCOIL’s examination of these issues. Casualty Vice President Lauren Cavanaugh presented on behalf of the Casualty Practice Council, and Mary Bahna-Nolan presented on the issue from a life perspective.( )
The Life Practice Council's Asset Adequacy Testing Task Force (AATTF) published a discussion paper titled, Asset Adequacy Testing Considerations for Year-End 2020, for the purposes of raising awareness and summarizing actuarial practices for life financial reporting actuaries involved with asset adequacy testing (AAT) and related activities in 2020’s extreme economic environment.( )
The Life Practice Council's Vice President, Laura Hanson, presented an update of LPC activities to the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force (LATF) at the NAIC's 2020 Fall National Meeting.( )
The Life Practice Council’s Task Force to Review ASOP No. 22 submitted comments to the Actuarial Standards Board on the exposure draft of ASOP No. 22, Statements of Actuarial Opinion Based on Asset Adequacy Analysis for Life Insurance, Annuity, or Health Insurance Reserves and Other Liabilities.( )
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 Task Force to Review ASOP No. 2 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.( )
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.