• NAIC 2013 Fall meeting update

    The 2013 Fall NAIC meeting concluded on December 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. A number of substantive and non-substantive agenda items, including various committee meeting summaries were addressed. Key technical accounting updates were discussed during the Statutory Accounting Principles Working Group and the Emerging Accounting Issues Working Group.
  • FASB tentatively decides to add natural expense reporting requirement for all nonprofits including higher education Institutions

    On December 18, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) continued deliberations and tentatively decided to require all Not-For-Profit (NFP) entities to report expenses by functional and natural classification within their financial statements. Currently, all NFPs are required to report expenses by functional classification, but not by nature (salaries, benefits, repairs, etc.).
  • FASB issues ASU 2013-12, Definition of a Public Business Entity

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2013-12, Definition of a Public Business Entity (ASU 2013-12) in December 2013. This update provides a single definition of public business entity for use in future financial accounting and reporting guidance. Distinctions about which not-for-profit entities (NFPs) would receive financial accounting and reporting alternatives within US GAAP typically have been made on the basis of whether an NFP has public debt securities, including conduit debt.
  • SEC proposes rules to increase access to capital for smaller companies

    On December 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose rules intended to increase access to capital for smaller companies. The SEC’s proposal would build upon Regulation A, which is an existing exemption from registration for small offerings of securities up to $5 million within a 12-month period.
  • NAIC Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (RMORSA) Model Act Implementation for Insurance Companies

    The paper will examine domestic and global insurer solvency requirements with a primary focus on the United States’ National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (RMORSA) Model Act. In addition, this paper will provide industry guidance to small through midsized insurance companies that have recently breached or are close to reaching the $500 million of annual direct written and unaffiliated assumed premium.