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GAAP Basics – Deferred Annuities Webcast

March 29, 2017


Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Presented by

Financial Reporting Section and PolySystems


Noon-1:30 p.m. ET


This webcast takes place via the Internet.

Registration Fees

Registration is now closed. The SOA Customer Service Center is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. Please call +1-888-697-3900.

Who Should Participate

Members of the following sections: Financial Reporting, Modeling, Product Development, and Smaller Insurance Company, as well as all actuaries interested in or involved with U.S. GAAP for deferred annuity products.


The Financial Reporting Section is sponsoring a five-part series on U.S. GAAP reporting consisting of the following webcasts:

  • GAAP Basics - Traditional Life (Dec. 16, 2016 - recording available )
  • GAAP Basics - Deferred Annuities (March 29, 2017)
  • GAAP Basics - Universal Life (March 30, 2017)
  • GAAP - Targeted Improvements (to be scheduled)
  • GAAP - Assumption Management (to be scheduled)

The SOA and the Financial Reporting Section have partnered with PolySystems for the first three webcasts, which have been developed to highlight key GAAP content from the more in-depth full-day reserves seminars jointly sponsored by the SOA and PolySystems each June.

This second webcast in the series will review basic GAAP principles for deferred annuities, a significant contributor to life insurance industry earnings. Illustrative GAAP valuation examples that build upon one another will be presented to highlight the application of the principles to deferred annuity polices.

Topics covered include GAAP valuation models for deferred annuities, reserves for indexed annuities, development of expected gross profits, reserves for excess benefits, and amortization of DAC and bonus amounts.

Whether you are new to GAAP or looking for an up-to-date refresher, this webcast will quickly bring you up to speed with the basic principles governing GAAP for deferred annuities.

How the live webcast works and what it includes

You do not need any special equipment. On March 28, 2017, before 2:00 p.m. ET you will be sent detailed webcast instructions via email including the Web address for accessing the presentation. Any handouts that are available will also be sent. You will follow along with both the slide presentation and the audio portion of the broadcast over the Internet.

The registration fee includes:

  • One access code to the live webcast;
  • One Internet connection;
  • One phone connection (to be used only if experiencing sound issues or if in a conference room with a group)
  • One set of presentation materials; and
  • Access to the subsequent webcast recording.

Please note that each access code may only be used for one location , even if you register for more than one participant.

Post-Webcast Purchase Opportunity

For those who are interested in SOA webcasts but are unable to participate in the live event, access to an archived recording of the webcast will be available for purchase approximately 10 business days following the event by using the following link .