Model policy loan interest in a manner consistent with policy provisions and with the scenario. In calculating the deterministic reserve, include interest paid in cash as a loan cash flow in that projection interval, but do not include interest added to the loan balance as a loan cash flow (the increased balance will require increased repayment cash flows in future projection intervals).
Model principal repayments, including those which occur automatically upon death or surrender.
Model any investment expenses allocated to policy loans and include them either with loan cash flows or insurance expense cash flows.
Determine cash flows for each projection interval for all other general account assets by modeling asset cash flows on other assets that are not described in subsections 7.F.1 through 7.F.3 using methods consistent with the methods described in subsections 7.F.1 and 7.F.2. This includes assets that are a hybrid of fixed income and equity investments.
Determine cash flows or total investment returns as appropriate for each projection interval for all separate account assets in a manner that is consistent with the prescribed separate account asset returns described in Section 7.G as follows:
Drafting Note: Section F was retained for testing Alternative 1 pursuant to amendment VM-20_100325_029. F.
Cash Flows from Reinvestment Assets (Alternative 1)
The company shall determine cash flows from reinvestment assets as follows: 1.
Model any purchase of general account reinvestment assets with available net asset and liability cash flows in a manner that is representative of and consistent with the companyâ€™s investment policy for each model segment. Determine the value in a manner consistent with the value of starting assets that have similar investment characteristics. Model any disinvestment in a manner consistent with the companyâ€™s investment policy and that reflects the cost of borrowing.
Determine cash flows for each projection interval for general account fixed income assets including derivative asset programs associated with these assets as following: a.
For fixed income investments including derivative asset programs associated with these assets, at purchase of each asset, determine an appropriate combination of market price and future contractual cash flow provisions for which the resulting purchase yield appropriately reflects the then-current U.S. Treasury interest rate curve plus 4% of the appropriate U.S. Treasury interest rate curve plus .25%.
Drafting Note: The NAIC shall define the structure and levels of the prescribed net spreads over Treasuries. One recommendation being considered is that only the option-adjusted net spreads be prescribed. In such case, the company could add an appropriate option premium to the purchase yield as long as it also fully models the associated cash flow risks such as calls or prepayments. b.
For fixed income assets including derivative asset programs associated with these assets, after purchase, model the cash flows using the contractual provisions determined in Paragraph 2.a above and following the same methodology as described in Subsection 7.F.1 of the Section F for Alternative 2, except that no deduction for default costs and investment expenses is necessary since they are implicit in the prescribed net spreads.
Determine cash flows for general account equity assets assuming a 3% annual return.
Determine the cash flows for new policy loans following the same methodology as described in Subsection 7.F.3 of the Section F for Alternative 2.
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Published on Apr 10, 2012
Published on Apr 10, 2012
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