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.
A new issue brief from the Asset Adequacy and Reinsurance Task Force, Asset-Intensive Reinsurance Ceded Offshore From U.S. Life Insurers (With Focus on Bermuda), offers a summary of motivations, common practices, and relevant actuarial guidance for U.S.-based actuaries involved in reinsurance transactions based offshore, particularly in Bermuda. Read the Academy press release.( )
The Economic Scenario Generator Subcommittee presented to the NAIC’s Generator of Economic Scenarios (GOES) (E/A) Subgroup of the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on proposed “quadrant” criteria for the joint distribution of interest rates and equity returns.( )
The Annuity Reserve and Capital Subcommittee commented to the NAIC’s Valuation Manual (VM)-22 (A) Subgroup of the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on the Nov 2023 exposure of VM-31, VM-G, and the VM-22 PBR Supplement Blank.( )
The Economic Scenario Generator Subcommittee submitted comments to the Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) on the Dec 12 exposure of the updated Generator of Economic Scenarios (GOES) Targeting Criteria and Evaluation Statistics.( )
The Life Valuation Committee submitted a comment letter to the Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) on the re-exposure of APF 2023-12 concerning equity return volatility in VM-30 cash-flow testing.( )
The Prudential Regulation Committee released an issue brief, Introduction to Insurance Group Capital Requirements, which focuses on U.S. application, including a discussion of the two primary approaches used to determine group capital.( )
The Life Experience Committee released an issue paper, Considerations Regarding Dynamic Lapses in Actuarial Modeling. The issue paper explores items that impact lapses and discusses the impact of dynamic lapses on various life and annuity products, offers sample formulas for use in modeling, discusses how predictive analytics could be an alternative approach to model lapse behaviors, and provides sources of information on lapses.( )
The Life Index-Linked Variable Annuity (ILVA) Subcommittee submitted a comment letter to the ILVA Subgroup of the Product Standard Committee (PSC) Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC) on the November 14 exposure of the Standards for Individual Deferred Index Linked Variable Annuity Contracts and the draft amendments to the Additional Standards to Market Value Adjustment.( )
The C1 Subcommittee presented to the NAIC's Risk-Based Capital Investment Risk and Evaluation (E) Working Group on Updated Principles for Structured Securities RBC at the NAIC's Fall National Meeting in Orlando, FL.( )
The Economic Scenario Generator Subcommittee submitted comments to the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on the October 18 exposure of the Generator of Economic Scenarios (GOES) corporate model decision.( )
The Economic Scenario Generator Subcommittee submitted comments to the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on the October 5 exposure of the Generator of Economic Scenarios (GOES) stylized facts and acceptance criteria.( )
The Life Practice Council (LPC) presented on current and future LPC workstreams to the NAIC’s Life Actuarial (A) Task Force (LATF) meeting as part of the NAIC Fall National Meeting in Orlando, FL.( )
The Economic Scenario Generator Subcommittee submitted comments to the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on Generator of Economic Scenarios (GOES) gross wealth factors.( )
The Life Practice Council and Casualty Practice Council submitted comments to the Colorado Division of Insurance on its draft regulation, Concerning Quantitative Testing of External Consumer Data and Information Sources, Algorithms, and Predictive Models Used for Life Insurance Underwriting for Unfairly Discriminatory Outcomes. The comments reiterated support for Colorado’s initiative to prevent unfairly discriminatory practices in insurance and shared actuarial perspectives related to the design of the data testing requirement.( )
The Annuity Reserve and Capital Subcommittee submitted comments to the NAIC's Valuation Manual (VM)-22 Subgroup on the July 2023 exposure draft of the VM-22 Standard Projection Amount (SPA), reiterating its recommendation that the regulation not include a binding SPA.( )
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.