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.
Life Vice President, Laura Hanson, presented an update of Life Practice Council activities to the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners 2021 Virtual Spring National Meeting.( )
The VM-22 Subgroup released its VM-22 In Brief, providing an overview of Valuation Manual (VM)-22 requirements, which specifies new Interest rate requirements for reserves on single premium immediate annuities and similar contracts.( )
The Life Underwriting and Risk Classification Work Group submitted a letter on Colorado Senate Bill 21-169 aimed at unfair discrimination in insurance, addressing potential concerns of the legislation’s impact on life insurance.( )
The Academy’s Economic Scenario Generator Work Group (ESGWG) submitted a comment letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Life Actuarial Task Force regarding its recent Economic Scenario Generator exposures.( )
The Academy’s Annuity Reserves and Capital Work Group submitted a summary of the differences between the Academy fixed annuity principle-based reserving (PBR) framework proposal exposed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners VM-22 Subgroup in October 2020 and the current framework for Valuation Manual (VM)-21 (variable annuity PBR).( )
The Variable Annuity Reserves and Capital Work Group submitted an amendment proposal to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) to update the reference to the required minimum distribution (RMD) age in the VM-21 Standard Projection Amount pursuant to enactment of the federal Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act.( )
The C1 Work Group submitted a letter to the NAIC's Life Risk-Based Capital (LRBC) Working Group, including an update to previously proposed base bond factors and companion portfolio adjustment formula to reflect corporate tax rates enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 for the LRBC formula.( )
The C1 Work Group submitted comments to the NAIC's Life Risk-Based Capital (LRBC) Working Group on the exposed January 21, 2021 proposal to restate the capital requirements for real estate in the LRBC formula.( )
The Life Practice Council's Variable Annuity (VA) Reserves and Capital Work Group released an exposure draft of its VM-21 Practice Note Supplement, Implementation of Requirements for Principle-Based Reserves for Variable Annuities – 2021 Edition of VM-21. The comments on the exposure draft are due to the Academy by April 30, 2021, and can be sent to email@example.com.( )
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.( )
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.