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Life Actuarial (A) Task Force

2023 Membership
 

2023 Proposed Charges

The mission of the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force is to identify, investigate, and develop solutions to actuarial problems in the life insurance industry.

Ongoing Support of NAIC Programs, Products, or Services

  1. The Life Actuarial (A) Task Force will:

    1. Work to keep reserve, reporting, and other actuarial-related requirements current. This includes principle-based reserving (PBR) and other requirements in the Valuation Manual, actuarial guidelines, and recommendations for appropriate actuarial reporting in blanks. Respond to charges from the Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee and referrals from other groups or committees, as appropriate.
    2. Report progress on all work to the Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee and provide updates to the Financial Condition (E) Committee on matters related to life insurance company solvency. This work includes the following:
    3. Work with the American Academy of Actuaries (Academy) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA) to develop new mortality tables for valuation and minimum nonforfeiture requirements, as appropriate, for life insurance and annuities.
    4. Provide recommendations for guidance and requirements for accelerated underwriting (AU) and other emerging underwriting practices, as needed.
    5. Evaluate and provide recommendations regarding the VM-21, Requirements for Principle-Based Reserves for Variable Annuities/Actuarial Guideline XLIIICARVM for Variable Annuities (AG 43) standard projection amount (SPA), which may include continuing as a required floor or providing as disclosure. This evaluation is to be completed prior to year-end 2023.
    6. Work with the SOA on the annual development of the Generally Recognized Expense Table (GRET) factors.
    7. Provide recommendations and changes, as appropriate, to other reserve and nonforfeiture requirements to address issues, and provide actuarial assistance and commentary to other NAIC committees relative to their work on actuarial matters.
    8. Work with the selected vendor to develop and implement the new economic scenario generator (ESG) for use in regulatory reserve and capital calculations.
    9. Monitor international developments regarding life and health insurance reserving, capital, and related topics. Compare and benchmark these with PBR requirements.
  1. The Experience Reporting (A) Subgroup will:

    1. Continue the development of the experience reporting requirements within the Valuation Manual. Provide input, as appropriate, for the process regarding the experience reporting agent, data collection, and subsequent analysis and use of experience submitted.
  2. The Indexed Universal Life (IUL) Illustration (A) Subgroup will:
    1. Consider changes to Actuarial Guideline XLIX-A—The Application of the Life Illustrations Model Regulation to Policies with Index-Based Interest to Policies Sold On or After December 14, 2020 (AG 49-A), as needed. Provide recommendations for the consideration of changes to the Life Insurance Illustrations Model Regulation (#582) to the Task Force, as needed.

 

  1. The Index-Linked Variable Annuity (A) Subgroup will:

    1. Provide recommendations and changes, as appropriate, to nonforfeiture, or interim, value requirements related to index-linked variable annuities (ILVAs).
  2. The Longevity Risk (E/A) Subgroup of the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force and the Life Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group will:
    1. Provide recommendations for recognizing longevity risk in statutory reserves and/or risk-based capital (RBC), as appropriate.
  3. The Variable Annuities Capital and Reserve (E/A) Subgroup of the Life Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group and the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force will:
    1. Monitor the impact of the changes to the variable annuities (VA) reserve framework and RBC calculation and determine if additional revisions need to be made.
    2. Develop and recommend appropriate changes, including those to improve accuracy and clarity of VA capital and reserve requirements.
  4. The Valuation Manual (VM)-22 (A) Subgroup will:
    1. Recommend requirements, as appropriate, for non-variable (fixed) annuities in the accumulation and payout phases for consideration by the Task Force. Continue working with the Academy on a PBR methodology for non-variable annuities.

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2022 Adopted Charges

The mission of the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force is to identify, investigate, and develop solutions to actuarial problems in the life insurance industry.

Ongoing Support of NAIC Programs, Products or Services

  1. The Life Actuarial (A) Task Force will:

    1. Work to keep reserve, reporting, and other actuarial-related requirements current. This               includes principle-based reserving (PBR) and other requirements in the Valuation Manual,           actuarial guidelines, and recommendations for appropriate actuarial reporting in blanks.              Respond to charges from the Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee and referrals from       other groups or committees, as appropriate.
    2. Report progress on all work to the Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee and provide         updates to the Financial Condition (E) Committee on matters related to life insurance                   company solvency. This work includes the following:
      1. Work with the American Academy of Actuaries (Academy) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA) to develop new mortality tables for valuation and minimum nonforfeiture requirements, as appropriate, for life insurance and annuities.
      2. Provide recommendations for guidance and requirements for accelerated underwriting (AU), as needed.
      3. Evaluate and provide recommendations regarding the VM-21/AG 43 Standard Projection Amount, which may include continuing as a required floor or providing as disclosure. This evaluation is to be completed prior to year-end 2023.
      4. Work with the SOA on the annual development of the Generally Recognized Expense Table (GRET) factors.
      5. Provide recommendations and changes, as appropriate, to other reserve and nonforfeiture requirements to address issues, and provide actuarial assistance and commentary to other NAIC committees relative to their work on actuarial matters.
      6. Work with the selected vendor to develop and implement the new economic scenario generator (ESG) for use in regulatory reserve and capital calculations.
      7. Monitor international developments regarding life and health insurance reserving, capital, and related topics. Compare and benchmark with PBR requirements.
  2. The Experience Reporting (A) Subgroup will:
    1. Continue the development of the experience reporting requirements within the Valuation anual. Provide input, as appropriate, for the process regarding the experience reporting agent, data collection, and subsequent analysis and use of experience submitted.
  3. The Indexed Universal Life (IUL) Illustration (A) Subgroup will:
    1. Monitor the results and practices of IUL illustrations following implementation of Actuarial             Guideline XLIX-A—The Application of the Life Illustrations Model Regulation to Policies with       Index-Based Interest to Policies Sold On or After December 14, 2020 (AG 49-A). Provide           recommendations for the consideration of changes to the Life Insurance Illustrations Model         Regulation (#582) to the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force, as needed.
  4. The Index-Linked Variable Annuity (A) Subgroup will:
    1. Provide recommendations and changes, as appropriate, to nonforfeiture, or interim, value          requirements related to index-linked variable annuities.
  5. The Longevity Risk (E/A) Subgroup of the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force and the Life Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group will:
    1. Provide recommendations for recognizing longevity risk in statutory reserves and/or risk-            based capital (RBC), as appropriate. Complete by the 2022 Summer National Meeting.
  6. The Variable Annuities Capital and Reserve (E/A) Subgroup of the Life Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group and the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force will:
    1. Monitor the impact of the changes to the variable annuities (VA) reserve framework and RBC       calculation and determine if additional revisions need to be made.
    2. Develop and recommend appropriate changes, including those to improve accuracy and            clarity of VA capital and reserve requirements.
  7. The Valuation Manual (VM)-22 (A) Subgroup will:
    1. Recommend requirements, as appropriate, for non-variable (fixed) annuities in the accumulation and payout phases for consideration by the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force. Continue working with the Academy on a PBR methodology for non-variable annuities.
Life Actuarial (A) Task Force - 02022023

Public Webex Meeting
Thursday, February 02, 2023
2:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT, 11:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

The purpose for this call will be to consider exposure of amendments to the Valuation Manual. 


Life Actuarial (A) Task Force - 02092023

Public Webex Meeting
Thursday, February 09, 2023
2:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT, 11:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

CALL CANCELED


Life Actuarial (A) Task Force - 02162023

Public Webex Meeting
Thursday, February 16, 2023
2:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT, 11:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

The purpose of the call will be to support the ongoing efforts of the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force. 


Life Actuarial (A) Task Force - 02232023

Public Webex Meeting
Thursday, February 23, 2023
2:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT, 11:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

The purpose of the call will be to support the ongoing efforts of the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force.


Life Actuarial (A) Task Force - 03022023

Public Webex Meeting
Thursday, March 02, 2023
2:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT, 11:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

The purpose of the call will be to support the ongoing efforts of the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force. 


Life Actuarial (A) Task Force

2022 Fall National Meeting
Life Actuarial (A) Task Force
Sunday, December 11, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET

HB Plant Ballroom E & F - Level 2 - JW Marriott  

Life Actuarial (A) Task Force

2022 Fall National Meeting
Life Actuarial (A) Task Force
Monday, December 12, 2022
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

HB Plant Ballroom E & F - Level 2 - JW Marriott

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Life Examination Actuary 
816-783-8814

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