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Regulatory Resource: Abbreviations and Acronyms

AAA American Academy of Actuaries
ABCD Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline
ACA Affordable Care Act
A/E Ratios Actual to Expected Ratios for Maintenance Expenses and Net Investment Earnings
AG Actuarial Guideline
AHCA American Health Care Act
ASB Accounting Standards Board
AOMR Actuarial Opinion and Memorandum Regulation
APF (NAIC) Amendment Proposal Forms
ASOP Actuarial Standards of Practice
AV Actuarial Value
AVR Actuarial Value Report
CCIIO Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
CDA Contingent Deferred Annuity
CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CY Contract Year
DB Defined Benefit or Defined Benefit Plan
DC Defined Contribution Plan
DIGB Derivatives Implementation Group Statement
DOJ United States Department of Justice
EANC Entry Age Normal Cost Method
ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
EHB Essential Health Benefits
FASB Financial Accounting Standards Board
FFMs Federally-facilitated Marketplaces
FF-SHOPs Federally-facilitated SHOPs
FRB Federal Reserve Board
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GASB Governmental Accounting Standards Board
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HI Medicare: Hospital Insurance
HSA Health Savings Accounts
IIPRC Interstate Insurance Product Regulatory Commission
IRA Individual Retirement Account
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IUL Indexed Universal Life
LATF Life Actuarial Task Force
MHPAEA Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
MHPA Mental Health Parity Act of 1996
MVA Market Value of Assets
MA Medicare Advantage
NAIC National Association of Insurance Commissioners
NCOIL National Conference of Insurance Legislators
NCSL National Conference of State Legislatures
OACT CMS Office of the Actuary
OCC Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
OPEB Other Post-Employment Benefits
ORSA Own Risk Solvency Assessments
PBR Principles Based Reserving
PBO Pension Benefit Obligation
PDBM Prescription Drug Benefit Manual
PUC Projected Unit Credit
PVFB Present Value of Fully Projected Benefits
PVFS Present Value of Future Salaries
QHP Qualified Health Plan(s)
RBC Risk Based Capital
SADP Stand-alone dental plans
SCOTUS Supreme Court of the United States
SHOP Small Business Health Options Program
SMI Medicare: Supplementary Medical Insurance
SVL Standard Valuation Law
UAAL Unfunded Actuarial Accrued Liability
VOBA Vanilla Case of Value of Business Acquired
XXX Regulation Triple X