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Minor updates to reporting standards - Integrating AASB 17 into the capital and reporting framework for insurers and updates to the private health insurer capital framework

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TO: All insurers 


On 27 September 2022, APRA released finalised changes to the capital and reporting frameworks for insurance in response to the introduction of the new accounting standard Australian Accounting Standards Board 17 Insurance Contracts (AASB 17)1.  

Updated reporting standards 


On 4 May APRA released for consultation minor updates to 24 of the reporting standards impacted by AASB 17, LAGIC updates, and revisions to the capital framework for private health insurers2

The proposed changes were intended to improve usability and remove ambiguity that could lead to inaccurate reporting. 

Finalised reporting standards 


No submissions were received in response to APRA’s consultation package, which closed on 19 May 2023.  

APRA has finalised the amendments without further change and has incorporated them into the relevant reporting standards as proposed. Copies of the finalised reporting standards are available to view at: Round five - Minor amendments to the finalised capital and reporting framework for insurers and Review of the private health insurance capital framework.

The changes take effect for reporting periods ending on or after 1 July 2023. 

Yours sincerely, 


Michael Murphy 

Chief Data Officer (Acting) 

Technology and Data Division 



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Round four – Response Paper and final Standards - Finalisation of the integration of AASB 17 into the capital and reporting frameworks for insurers and updates to the LAGIC framework.

Round five - Minor amendments to the finalised capital and reporting framework for insurers.

Consultation, 2023