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MCAS - The Market Conduct Annual Statement
The Market Analysis Procedures (D) Working Group is responsible for the content of MCAS, defining the data that is collected, and promoting uniform analysis by applying consistent measurements and comparisons of MCAS data provided by companies. MCAS provides market regulators with market conduct information not otherwise available for their market analysis initiatives. Currently, MCAS is used to collect claims and underwriting data on the Private Passenger Auto, Homeowners, Life and Annuity lines of business. Companies report their data to each jurisdiction through the NAIC’s on-line MCAS application.
The reporting deadline for all companies and lines of business is April 30, 2014.
To ensure consistent reporting by all companies, the Market Analysis Procedures (D) Working Group requires that all companies adhere to the Data Call and Definitions located in the Resources tab on the left side of this Web page.
Long Term Care – All companies with any in-force LTC policies, Life-LTC hybrid products, or Annuity-LTC hybrid products are required to report data in MCAS beginning April 30, 2015. The first report will cover the 2014 calendar year. The MCAS Data Call and Definitions for Stand-Alone products and Hybrid products are located in the resources section on the left side of this Web page.
Two issues of special note were addressed by the Working Group in September, 2012. These were:
Auto and Homeowner Claims – Companies must not report claims that were reported for “information only”, were an inquiry of coverage if a claim had not actually been presented (opened) for payment, or were setup for a potential claimant if that individual has not made a claim nor had a claim made on his or her behalf.Homeowner Coverages – Companies must distinguish between the five coverage parts and not combine any of them together. Specifically, companies are directed to distinguish between dwelling, personal property, and loss of use claims.
To report MCAS data, companies should log onto the MCAS application through the "Log In" icon located on this page. The application supports both manual and electronic data entry for all jurisdictions in which a company is required to file. Help for filing MCAS is available within the application and can also be found in the following documents located in the Resource section on the left of the Web page.
MCAS User Guide – provides technical assistance on accessing and using the MCAS application. It describes each section of the application and also has a list of all validation error and warning messages which you may receive when completing the MCAS.
CSV Data Upload Instructions – provides technical assistance with the electronic upload of data into the MCAS application. It includes templates to assist in the proper construction of the CSV files used for uploading data into the application.
Data Call and Definitions – These contain the data elements collected in MCAS and provide instructions that clarify what should be included in each data element. Except for a combined Life & Annuity document, there is a separate Data Call and Definitions for each line of business collected in MCAS.
FAQ – The Frequently Asked Questions document is located just under the MCAS “Log In” icon. It contains both technical and definitional information not located in the other Help documents.
Waiver and Extension Requests
Please note that if your company does not meet the minimum premium threshold for filing MCAS in a jurisdiction, your company is automatically exempt from filing an MCAS for that jurisdiction and a waiver does not need to be requested. Please review the "Participation Requirements" and the "Data Call Letter" for further details about which companies need to file. These documents are located in the General Filing Information and Communication sections on the left side of this Web page.
Through the MCAS application, a company can request a waiver or an extension from any jurisdiction to which it is required to file an MCAS. Responses to the waiver and extension requests are posted to the web application once a decision is made by the jurisdiction. It is the responsibility of the company to log onto the application to determine whether a request was granted or denied.
Market Conduct Contact, MCAS Administrator, and MCAS Contact
As part of the Financial Annual Statement filing every company is required to designate a Market Conduct Contact. This person is the primary company contact for all market conduct matters and is the individual to whom the MCAS data call letter is addressed. If the company fails to designate a Market Conduct Contact, the NAIC looks to the Financial Statement Contact to fulfill that role.
The Market Conduct Contact is also the default administrator of their company’s access to the online MCAS application. This individual has the sole authority to add and remove other users to the MCAS application on behalf of their company. The Administrator may designate a specific MCAS Contact to serve as the point person for MCAS filing issues and regulator questions. The Administrator may not delegate his/her administration role except as outlined in the MCAS User Guide.
All companies that submit an MCAS filing must attest to the completeness and accuracy of their submission. The attestation is required once per filing period and applies to all submissions for a specific company code. No submissions will be accepted until an attestation is completed for the company.
Scorecards are produced each year to show the jurisdiction-wide ratio and the distribution of ratios for all companies filing an MCAS in a given jurisdiction. Individual company ratio information is available through the online MCAS application. A company may gain a better understanding of where they fit in the insurance marketplace and what opportunities may exist to improve their performance in a jurisdiction by comparing their jurisdiction-specific ratios to the scorecard for that jurisdiction. Each year, within 60 days of the filing due date, the most recent scorecards for all participating MCAS jurisdictions are made available on this webpage.
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