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Above:  G. Donovan Brown of Colodny Fass notes IAIS seeks suggested topics and presentations for March 20 Insurance Capital Standards event

In advance of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors’ (“IAIS”) second meeting on global risk insurance capital standards (“ICS”) scheduled for March 20, 2015 in Rome, Italy, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) submitted comments on the IAIS Insurance Capital Standards Public Consultation Document in advance of its February 16 deadline this week.

Chaired by Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, the NAIC’s International Insurance Relations Committee approved the comments, which will be considered among other technical issues planned for discussions during the IAIS’ interactive-themed March 20 Rome event.  To view the NAIC comment markup approved last week, click here.

To view the complete IAIS public consultation document, which contained more than 160 specific questions, click here.

Prior to the Rome meeting, the IAIS is inviting stakeholders to make short presentations based on comments submitted during the ICS consultation period.  Stakeholders are also invited to suggest specific topics for discussion and offer presentations on suggested topics.  The meeting is the second of six stakeholder events to be held during 2015 in locations around the world focusing on the ICS and related capital standards development.  Additional stakeholder engagement opportunities involving the development of both the capital standards and IAIS’ Common Framework for the Supervision of Internationally Active Insurance Groups (also known as ComFrame) will be announced.

  • To suggest a topic or request the opportunity to make a presentation at the event, please contact G. Donovan Brown at Colodny Fass +1 850 545 8864.

Of note, the IAIS has adopted new policies and procedures following the resolution of comments received during the second insurance capital standards public consultation.  To view these and related documents, click here.

The public consultation is the first step in a multi-year process to develop and finalize the ICS through stakeholder feedback on valuation, qualifying capital resources, and examples of standard or other methods for determining the ICS capital requirement.  Further consultations on ICS will occur as part of consultations on ComFrame.

ICS field testing, which began in 2014, will continue to play a critical role in this process.

The following table summarizes key activities leading to the IAIS’ adoption of the ICS in end-2018, after which its implementation would begin as part of ComFrame.

Date Activity
April-June 2015 Second quantitative field testing exercise
December 2015 Public consultation on ComFrame and the ICS
April-June 2016 Third quantitative field testing exercise
December 2016 ICS finalized
From 2017 Start of confidential ICS reporting to supervisors
December 2017 Public consultation on ComFrame and the ICS
Late 2018 Adoption of ComFrame, including ICS

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact G. Donovan Brown at Colodny Fass (+1 850 545 8864 or DBrown@ColodnyFass.com).

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