The Medicaid Work Group submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting specific guidance on the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Providers (HIP) fee and how it affects the Medicaid program.( )
The Academy released a new Essential Elements paper, Terrorism Risk Insurance, that explores the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, how terrorism insurance is different from other types of insurance, and the case for extending the program. Essential Elements is a series designed to make actuarial analyses of public policy issues clearer to general audiences.( )
The Tax Work Group sent a comment letter to the NAIC Health Actuarial Task Force on the tax implications of the 2013 Individual Disability Income Valuation Tables.
The Life Practice Council sent a comment letter to the NAIC Principle-based Reserving Implementation (EX) Task Force on its June 4 exposure of the Rector Report.
The Health Practice Financial Reporting Committee submitted comments to the NAIC’s Statutory Accounting Principles Working Group on its new accounting proposal for the risk-sharing programs of the Affordable Care Act.( )
The Academy published PBA Perspectives to provide quarterly updates on activities surrounding the implementation of the Principle-based Approach (PBA) for life insurance. The newsletter includes reports on legislative, regulatory, and Academy activity relating to PBA. PBA Perspectives will also provide updates on state legislative adoption of the new principle-based methodology.( )
The Casualty Practice Council submitted comments on the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Statement of Principles on P&C Ratemaking revised draft.( )
On June 18, Cori Uccello, the Academy's senior health fellow, provided members of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs with an objective actuarial assessment of the three Affordable Care Act (ACA) risk-sharing mechanisms. Read the written testimony and the news release.( )
The Stress Testing Work Group sent a comment letter to the NAIC Life Risk-Based Capital Working Group on its recent stress testing proposal.
Academy Senior Life Fellow Nancy Bennett gave a presentation on regulatory capital requirements for U.S. life insurers to the Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance Industry Work Group.
The Medicare Part D RBC Subgroup published a report to the NAIC’s Health Risk-Based Capital Working Group recommending that no change be made to the risk factors for Medicare Part D coverage.( )
The C-3 Work Group submitted a report on a recommended approach for updating regulatory Risk-Based Capital requirements for interest rate risk for fixed annuities and single premium life insurance
The Auto Insurance Committee submitted comments to the Federal Insurance Office on issues surrounding monitoring the availability and affordability of auto insurance. The comments addressed the definition of affordability, and the metrics and data sources to use when monitoring the extent to which low- and moderate-income consumers have access to affordable auto insurance.( )
The Solvency Committee submitted comments to the International Actuarial Association (IAA) on the International Association of Insurance Supervisors' (IAIS) Memo on a proposed approach for a global insurance capital standard.( )
The Medical Professional Liability Insurance Committee released a fact sheet on medical professional liability exposures as part of a series designed for actuaries and the general public.( )
The Solvency Committee submitted comments to members of the U.S. House of Representatives supporting passage of the Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act of 2014 (S.2270/H.R.4510), which clarifies that the Fed has the authority to differentiate between banks and insurers in terms of capital requirements.( )
The Separate Account Product Work Group submitted a comment letter to the NAIC Separate Account Risk Working Group on its revised recommendations for separate accounts that was exposed May 7, 2014.
The Health Practice Council released a new issue brief providing an overview of the factors underlying general premium rate setting and highlighting the major drivers behind why 2015 premiums could differ from those in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Click here to read the news release.( )
The Reinsurance Work Group submitted a comment letter to the NAIC Emerging Actuarial Issues Working Group on the exposed Reinsurance Ceded Interpretation Question.
The Risk Management and Financial Reporting Council submitted comments to NCOIL's International Issues Task Force with recommendations on three international issues that NCOIL should address in 2014.( )