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September 2019

New accounting standard – AASB 17 Insurance contracts

This page contains consultation documents outlining APRA’s planned approach to integrating AASB 17 Insurance contracts into the capital and reporting frameworks applicable to life insurers and general insurers.

Consultation on directions for integrating AASB 17 into the capital and reporting frameworks for insurers

Round 1 - September 2019

The September 2019 consultation outlines APRA’s proposed directions for integrating AASB 17 into the prudential capital and reporting frameworks for insurers, and an update on the policy development timeline. APRA is also requesting information from all insurance entities on their preparedness for AASB 17.
 
Submissions will be received until 22 November 2019.

Issued 27 September 2019

November 2018

On 16 November 2018, APRA released a letter to update stakeholders on APRA’s approach to integrating AASB 17 into the prudential capital framework for insurers (commonly referred to as the Life and General Insurance Capital, or LAGIC, framework). APRA indicated its preference to align capital treatment with the accounting standards, unless departure is justified on prudential grounds.
 
The information letter can be found below:

Information letter on findings of insurers' survey regarding impacts of AASB 19

May 2018 

On 31 May 2018, APRA released an information letter to communicate the findings of the 2017 survey of insurers regarding the impacts of AASB 17. APRA also advised insurers to discuss any consideration of early adoption of AASB 17 with APRA prior to proceeding.
 
The information letter can be found below:

Information letter on the issuance of AASB 16 Leases and AASB 17 Insurance Contracts

September 2017 

On 25 September 2017, APRA released a letter to inform APRA-regulated insurers of its planned response to the issuance of AASB 16 Leases (AASB 16) and AASB 17 Insurance Contracts (AASB 17).
 
APRA outlined its intention not to alter its frameworks until impacts of AASB 17 were better understood, and it also sought information from insurers to better understand the impacts of AASB 17 on the operations of insurers. 
 
The information letter can be found below:

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