AASB – General Insurance Contracts – July Authoritative Version. – FC; In force – Superseded Version; View Series. Guidance notes for application of AASB General Insurance. Contracts to Registered Health Benefit Organisations. 28TH OCTOBER Abstract: The Institute of Actuaries of Australia offers its views on the Liability Adequacy Test (LAT) in AASB General Insurance Contracts. It supports the .
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A deferral and matching model has inherent difficulties, in particular: The prospective model was seen by the AASB as a more conceptually sound model.
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ED A noted that if a deferral and matching model were retained, the liability adequacy test LAT would need to be strengthened to recognise all deficiencies in full, and that the test would be performed at a class of business level. ED A also proposed that insurance liabilities being both incurred and unexpired risks would be required to include an explicit risk margin.
In commenting on ED A, many in the insurance industry were strongly opposed to the proposed prospective model. Whilst they agreed with the change in principle, they had concern with the extent of change it represented, especially given the limited time available to implement the change and given uncertainty over the direction of Phase II. The AASB responded by reverting to a deferral and matching model. The requirement for explicit risk margins was maintained as this had been supported by the insurance industry.
Under the deferral and matching model, insurance liabilities are effectively split into two balances: Consistent with ED A, in issuing the revised AASB General Insurance Contracts in Julyafter extensive consultation with the insurance industry, insurers were required to include an explicit risk margin in determining the OCL, and an explicit risk margin in determining the liability for future claims LFCwhich is used to test the adequacy of the UPL.
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Invitation to Comment 4. This is consistent with the determination of the OCL. In paragraph of AASB general insurers are required to include an appropriate risk margin as set out in paragraphs to Paragraphs to explain the determination of the risk margin for the OCL. The intention underlying paragraph 9.
Whilst there is general agreement in principle with the LAT in AASBthere is concern with the extent of change that this represents. The Group of Australian General Insurers commented that: The LAT in the previous AASBwhich tested the recoverability of the deferred acquisition costs asset DACwas a far less detailed, high-level test of reasonableness, and not an actuarially determined calculation. If these same levels of POA are applied in the LAT, deficiencies could be identified that would not be expected to eventuate in reality.
This would increase volatility in earnings. The Group of Australian General Insurers indicated that they currently measure the adequacy of their insurance liabilities as a whole that is, their OCL plus their unexpired risks liability URL.
The Group noted that there would be no net effect to general insurers balance sheets under the new LAT because Invitation to Comment 5.
The Group of Australian General Insurers recommended that AASB be amended to require a LAT that takes risk and uncertainty into account using an implicit risk margin and that the test is performed at an entity level, rather than at a class of business level.
Leave AASB unchanged. Adopt the recommendation of the Group of Australian General Insurers, that is, use an implicit margin or balance of probabilities test in testing the adequacy of the UPR at the entity level. Invitation to Comment 6. Leave the LAT unchanged except that: Under option 3 the LAT would only include an implicit margin.
This would make it difficult for users of financial reports to understand the way in which risk and uncertainty have been taken into account.
To be helpful to the insurance industry the AASB proposes option 4 over option 1. This will provide some relief to general insurers in: However, different POA may arise where there is a variation in the quality of data across the classes of business.
The historical aab data used to predict the development of claims could be less reliable in predicting future development than the data relating to a more homogenous book of short tail claims. The implications of this preliminary conclusion are illustrated in the Appendix to this Invitation to Comment, which shows the marked-up sections of AASB affected by this preliminary conclusion.
Invitation to Comment 8. An insurer considers the adequacy of its unearned premium liability by considering current estimates of the present value of the expected future cash flows relating to future claims arising from the rights and obligations under current general insurance contracts.
If the unearned premium liability less any related deferred acquisition costs and intangible assets is insufficient to meet future cash flows expected relating to future claims under current insurance contracts, then the entire deficiency is recognised in the income statement. The related intangible assets and deferred acquisition costs are first written down and any additional liability required is then recognised as an unexpired risk liability.
Zasb liability adequacy test for the unearned premium liability is performed at the reporting entity level. Insurers not registered with APRA perform the test at the Prescribed Classes of Business level or at an equivalent class of business level. For example, a reporting entity that consists of a group of two entities, both of which write compulsory third party business, performs the liability adequacy test by looking at the combined results of the two compulsory third party portfolios.
Risk Margins Section For the purposes of the liability adequacy test, required by section 9, the risk margin for the entity as a whole is apportioned across classes of business. Aaasb the present value of the expected future cash flows relating to future claims arising from the rights and obligations under current general insurance contracts, plus an additional Invitation to Comment 9.
The entire deficiency shall be recognised in the income statement. In recognising the deficiency in the income statement the insurer shall first writedown any related intangible assets and then the related deferred acquisition costs.
If an additional liability is required this shall be recognised in the balance sheet as an unexpired risk liability. The liability adequacy test for the unearned premium liability shall be performed at the zasb entity level by class of business For general insurers registered with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority APRAa class of business is determined using the Prescribed Classes of Business used by APRA. However, the users of financial reports need to be presented with information explaining any differences in probabilities of adequacy adopted and insurers are required to disclose the reasons for any differences in accordance with paragraph That is, there may azsb general insurance contracts where there has not been a transfer of risk, as described in paragraph 4.
The cash flows expected under these contracts are considered as part of the liability adequacy test Aaab reviewing expected future cash flows, the insurer takes into account both future cash flows under insurance contracts it has issued and the related reinsurance The related intangible assets referred to in paragraph 9.
An explanation shall be provided where net claims incurred relating to a reassessment of risks borne in previous reporting periods are material; and fc in respect of paragraphs Invitation to Comment Other Australian Accounting Standards may be relevant to a general insurer s financial report.
In particular, the disclosure requirements in AASB would normally be relevant to general insurers. Premiums Liabilities – Insurance Risk Charge These instructions must be read in conjunction with the general instruction guide.
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