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Capital Adequacy (E) Task Force


The mission of the Capital Adequacy (E) Task Force is to evaluate and recommend appropriate refinements to capital requirements for all types of insurers."

2017 Charges

  1. Evaluate emerging "risk" issues for referral to the RBC working groups/subgroups for certain issues involving more than one RBC formula. Monitor emerging and existing risks relative to their consistent or divergent treatment in the three RBC formulas.

  2. Review and evaluate company submissions for the schedule and corresponding adjustment to total adjusted capital (TAC). Determine whether asset charges for the forms of "other security" used by insurers, as required by the proposed Term and Universal Life Insurance Reserve Financing Model Regulation, should be developed or otherwise accounted for in the shortfall calculation and address deferred issues with consolidation presentation.

  3. Review and evaluate company submissions for the Primary Security Shortfall schedule and corresponding adjustment to Authorized Control Level.

The Health Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group, Life Risk Based Capital (E) Working Group and Property and Casualty Risk-Based Capital (E) Working Group will:
  1. Evaluate refinements to the existing NAIC RBC formulas implemented in the prior year. Forward the final version of the structure of the current year life, P/C, health and fraternal RBC formulas to the Financial Condition (E) Committee by June.

  2. Consider improvements and revisions to the various RBC blanks to: 1) conform the RBC blanks to changes made in other areas of the NAIC to promote uniformity; and 2) oversee the development of additional reporting formats within the existing RBC blanks as needs are identified. Any proposal that affects the RBC structure must be adopted no later than April 30 in the year of the change, and adopted changes will be forwarded to the Financial Condition (E) Committee by the next scheduled meeting or conference call. Any adoptions made to the annual financial statement blanks or statutory accounting principles that affect an RBC change adopted by April 30 and results in an amended change may be considered by July 30 for those exceptions where the Capital Adequacy (E) Task Force votes to pursue by super-majority (two-thirds) consent of members present, no later than June 30 for the current reporting year.

  3. Monitor changes in accounting and reporting requirements resulting from the adoption and continuing maintenance of the revised Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual to ensure that model laws, publications, formulas, analysis tools, etc., supported by the Task Force continue to meet regulatory objectives.

  4. Review the effectiveness of the NAIC's RBC policies and procedures as they affect the accuracy, audit ability, timeliness of reporting access to RBC results and comparability between the RBC formulas. Report on data quality problems in the prior year RBC filings at the summer and fall national meetings.

The following groups report to the Capital Adequacy Task Force: