IN FOCUS: The Insurance Contracts Project—Part II, The Models

Date: Thursday, August 01, 2013

Time: 1:00–3:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is pleased to announce a webcast about their Exposure Draft on insurance contracts, which was released on June 27, 2013. The main objective in developing the Exposure Draft is to increase decision usefulness of the information about an insurer’s insurance liabilites, including the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows related to those liabilies, and the related effect on the statement of comprehensive income. The webcast will include discussion on:
  1. Why the FASB has an insurance contracts project on its agenda
  2. When investment and service components should be disaggregated and accounted for using the financial instruments or revenue recognition guidance, respectively
  3. Determining which approach to apply: the building block approach or the premium allocation approach
  4. Details of the two approaches, including measurement of the insurance contracts liability/asset and the recognition of revenue and expenses
  5. How the proposals improve existing accounting
  6. Next steps in the project

Speakers: Tom Linsmeier, FASB member; Marc Siegel, FASB member; Jennifer Weiner, FASB senior practice fellow; Christopher Irwin, FASB practice fellow; and Lauren Alexander, FASB associate practice fellow.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this program, participants should understand the contractual features that may require companies to apply the proposed guidance on insurance contracts.

Participants will have the opportunity to email questions to the panelists during the event.

Delivery Method: Group-internet based

Program Level: Overview

Program Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation Needed: None
Recommended CPE: 2.5 hours; final CPE earned will be determined based on the length of participation in the program, polling questions as described in CPE Eligibility, and completion of a course survey. Credit is provided only to participants in the live broadcast of this course. Please note that credit is not provided for group viewing. Each participant must be registered separately and meet both polling and duration requirements as per NASBA.

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