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Blanks (E) Working Group
Items Received for Comment

Last Updated August 6, 2017

Please address comment letters to Jacob Garn, Chair of the Blanks (E) Working Group, and direct to Mary Caswell and Calvin Ferguson.

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Add new designations to the Designation Column of Schedule D and Schedule BA for bonds and preferred stock for the Private Letter (PL) and Reporting Exception (RE) suffixes.

October 2, 2017


Add question to the General Interrogatories Part 1 to determine if the reporting entity is part of a publicly traded group.  Add clarifying instruction to Schedule Y, Part 1A when a Central Index Key (“CIK”) is provided.  Add crosscheck between Column 6 and Column 7 of Schedule Y, Part 1A to ensure that when data is provided for one it is provided for the other.

September 6, 2017

Guidance Life, Health Annuity Guaranty Association Assessments Supplement

Guidance on who should file the Life, Health and Annuity Guaranty Association Model Act Assessment Base Reconciliation Exhibit and the Adjustments to the Life, Health and Annuity Guaranty Association Model Act Assessment Base Reconciliation Exhibit.

September 6, 2017

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Blanks (E) Working Group


2017 Charges

  1. Consider improvements and revisions to the various annual/quarterly statement blanks to: 1) conform these blanks to changes made in other areas of the NAIC to promote uniformity in reporting of financial information by insurers; 2) develop reporting formats for other entities subject to the jurisdiction of state insurance departments; 3) conform the various NAIC blanks and instructions to adopted NAIC policy; and 4) oversee the development of additional reporting formats within the existing annual financial statements as needs are identified.

  2. Continue to monitor state filing checklists to maintain current filing requirements.

  3. Continue to monitor and improve the quality of financial data filed by insurance companies by recommending improved or additional language for the Annual Statement Instructions.

  4. Continue to monitor and review all proposals necessary for the implementation of statutory accounting guidance to ensure proper implementation of any action taken by the Accounting Practices and Procedures (E) Task Force affecting annual financial statements and/or instructions.

  5. Continue to coordinate with other task forces of the NAIC to ensure proper implementation of reporting and instructions changes as proposed by these task forces.

  6. Adjust blanks and instructions to develop principle-based reserving (PBR) reporting under the framework developed by the PBR Review (EX) Working Group.

  7. Coordinate with the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force to utilize any special reports developed and avoid duplication of reporting.

  8. Based upon the disclosure developed by the Variable Annuities Issues (E) Working Group on variable annuities, finalize a data captured note with an effective date of Dec. 31, 2017, or earlier

See the Investment Reporting (E) Subgroup page for its charges specific to investment schedules in the blank.