The Pension Committee submitted comments to the Actuarial Standards Board on its recent modeling ASOP exposure draft that included concerns that the potential ASOP could be applied too broadly.( )
The C-3 Work Group presented its recommendation of potential alternatives to C-3 Phase 1 to the NAIC Life Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group.
The Joint Economic Scenario Generator Project Oversight Group of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries updated a list of Frequently Asked Questions for Version 7 of the interest rate generator for life insurance products.
Want to learn what you missed at the NAIC Summer Meeting? Register now for the Life Practice Council’s Sept. 19 webinar to learn about the Academy’s activities at the meeting and progress on principle-based reserving (PBR), which is now being adopted by the states. Speakers will lead an in-depth discussion of reserving developments for non-variable annuities (VM-22) and also provide updates on Life Actuarial Task Force activity and the Academy’s professionalism initiatives.
The Life Illustration Work Group updated the practice note for Actuarial Standard of Practice No. 24, which outlines compliance with the NAIC Life Insurance Illustrations Model Regulation.( )
The C1 Work Group made a presentation to the NAIC Investment Risk-Based Capital Working Group on the benefits and uses of a representative portfolio for C1 factors in the Risk-Based Capital formula.
Senior Life Fellow Nancy Bennett presented the Academy’s paper on lifetime income to the NAIC ERISA Retirement Income Working Group at the NAIC Summer National Meeting. Her presentation examining the financial risks of increased lifespans and the needs for retirees to secure lifetime income was based upon the Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force’s “Risky Business: Living Longer Without Income for Life.”
The Life Practice Council and its subgroups delivered several presentations, reports and amendment proposals to the Life Actuarial Task Force on various topics at the August 22 and 23 meeting. They included:
· Report on nonforfeiture treatment of certain fixed deferred annuities
· Presentation of a recent survey conducted on modeling efficiency
· Presentation updating the task force on progress made by the AOMR Communication Group( )
The Life Practice Council sent its Legislation-In-Brief to the NAIC Principle-Based Reserving Implementation Task Force that outlines details of and support for the NAIC model Standard Valuation Law and PBR methodology. The LPC plans to distribute the brief to state insurance regulators and legislators.
Senior Life Fellow Nancy Bennett presented on annuities regulation at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators Summer Meeting.( )
The Academy hosted a briefing on the need for retirees to secure a lifetime income. The briefing, "Risky Business: Living Longer Without Income for Life," coincides with the June 19 release of the Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force’s discussion paper. The Academy briefed policy makers on how improved life expectancy affects planning for retirement; the challenges to ensuring lifetime income; and potential solutions to the risk of outliving one's income, including emphasizing financial literacy and education, refocusing retirement plan design, and developing policies that support lifetime income needs.( )
The American Academy of Actuaries will host a June 27 Capitol Hill briefing that will examine the financial risks of increased lifespans, and the need for retirees to secure lifetime income. The Academy’s Lifetime Income Initiative is part of its continuing effort to provide objective, unbiased information to serve the public and the United States actuarial profession.( )
The Academy’s Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force, composed of actuaries from the life and pension practice areas, has released its discussion paper, Risky Business: Living Longer Without Income for Life. The discussion paper focuses on the issue of ensuring retirees secure income that lasts their entire lifetime and discusses potential solutions through changes in education, plan design, and federal retirement policy. Read the news release.( )
The PBR Strategy Subgroup submitted an additional comment letter to the NAIC Principle-Based Reserving Implementation (EX) Task Force on the May 9 drafts of the PBR legislative and educational briefs.
The PBR Strategy Subgroup submitted an additional comment letter to the NAIC Principle-Based Reserving Implementation (EX) Task Force regarding the potential impact of PBR in its draft legislative brief.
The Life Practice Council presented a webinar reviewing the NAIC Spring 2013 National Meeting and progress on the principle-based approach (PBA) to life reserves. The December 23 webinar included updates on the activities of the NAIC’s Life Actuarial Task Force, PBR Implementation (EX) Task Force, Joint Qualified Actuary (A/B/C) Subgroup, and the Emerging Actuarial Issues (E) Working Group. In addition the webinar covered Academy PBR efforts as well as a information on current professionalism issues.