Academy Statements on Principle-Based Reserving


The Academy has assembled materials to assist actuaries and regulators as the U.S. moves into the implementation phase of PBR for life insurance. Click here to access these materials. Public statements made by the Academy related to PBR are below.

Comments from the Principle-Based Reserving Procedures Work Group to the NAIC regarding the exposure of proposed changes to the Financial Condition Examiners Handbook. (August 15, 2017)
Annuity Reserves Work Group presentation on its work related to issues that need to be modified for non-variable annuities to the Life Actuarial Task Force. (August 5, 2017)
VM-31 Subgroup comments to the NAIC's Life Actuarial Task Force (LATF) on an amendment to eliminate the summary of methods and assumptions that covers multiple product groups in the executive summary.  (July 10, 2017)
PBR Governance Work Group comments to the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) on the exposure draft for a new ASOP, Principle-Based Reserves for Life Products. (May 31, 2017)
Life Principle-Based Approach Practice Note Work Group practice note to assist actuaries with the implementation of the principle-based life reserve valuation approach adopted by the NAIC as detailed in the Requirements for Principle-Based Reserves for Life ProductsVM-20. (May 18, 2017)
Life Reserves Work Group amendment proposal form to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Life Actuarial Task Force regarding the VM-20 wording on modeling of policy loans and separate account assets. (May 12, 2017)
Life Reserves Work Group comments on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Life Actuarial Task Force exposed amendment proposal form related to additional definitions under VM-20. (May 2, 2017)
Life Reserves Work Group comments on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Life Actuarial Task Force exposed amendment proposal form related to VM-20 Section 2G on model segmentation and the proposed alternative guidance note.
(May 2, 2017)
Principle-Based Reserve (PBR) Model Governance Practice Note Work Group practice note, Model Governance, providing additional information for practicing life actuaries seeking to better understand models, model risks, model governance, and related issues, as these actuaries implement PBR.
(April 20, 2017)
The Principle-Based Reserves Checklist Subgroup of the Model Governance Work Group released a model governance checklist, which is offered as a resource for practicing life actuaries involved in actuarial model governance. (December 1, 2016)
Tax Work Group comments to the NAIC's Statutory Accounting Principles (E) Working Group in response to the Issue Paper No. 15X concerning the implementation of principle-based reserving (PBR). (October 6, 2016)
SVL Interest Rate Modernization Work Group comments to the NAIC's VM-22 (A) Subgroup on Non-Jumbo and Jumbo Sample Calculations on valuation interest rates. (September 21, 2016)
John Miller, chairperson of the Annuity Reserves Work Group, provided a non-variable annuity PBR update to LATF’s VM-22 Subgroup. (August 24, 2016)
Annuity Reserves Work Group (ARWG) non-variable annuity PBR update to the Life Actuarial Task Force’s VM-22 Subgroup at the NAIC Fall 2015 National Meeting. (November 16, 2015)
Life Practice Council comments to the NAIC’s Principle-Based Reserving Implementation (EX) Task Force on its “Substantially Similar Terms and Provisions” to Determine the Valuation Manual Operative Date exposure draft. (September 17, 2015)
Amendment Proposals on New CSO Tables in Valuation Manual
Joint American Academy of Actuaries Life Experience Committee and Society of Actuaries Preferred Mortality Oversight Group amendment proposals to the Life Actuarial Task Force on VM-02 Section 5A, VM-20 Sections 3 and 6, VM-M Section 1.H, and VM-A to the Valuation Manual regarding adoption of new CSO tables. (July 23, 2015)
Annuity Reserves Work Group Report to the NAIC's VM-22 (A) Subgroup on the uses of the representative scenarios method (RSM) for calculating annuity reserves. (June 23, 2015)
American Academy of Actuaries and Society of Actuaries Joint Project Oversight Group presentation to the NAIC Life Actuarial (A) Task Force on the development of the 2014 VBT tables, 2017 CSO tables, and PBR margins. (March 26, 2015)
Life Practice Council brief and FAQ supporting the adoption of the NAIC model Standard Valuation Law and Principle-Based Reserves. (January 15, 2015)
Life Practice Council (LPC) comment letter to Actuarial Standards Board on exposure draft of an Actuarial Standard of Practice (ASOP) on Principle-Based Reserves for Life Products.
(December 15, 2014)