The 2017 CSO Mortality Table and Principle Based Reserving
A new Mortality Table will result in premiums and policy values more reflective of increasing life expectancy. And, of course, a need to revise or replace policy forms.
PBR means new innovative product designs are possible without overly burdensome reserve requirements.
Background on 2017 CSO and PBR
Both were effective January 1, 2017.
The 2001 CSO table was created based on experience from 1990-1995. Since that time, there has been a significant improvement in life expectancy. Additionally, a significant portion of the newly issued policies are now issued under preferred underwriting procedures. There is a three year transition period for the change to the 2017 CSO table. The new mortality table may be use in policies issued on or after January 1, 2017 and must be used for all policies issued after January 1, 2020.
First Consulting is happy to provide the following complimentary implementation matrix of 2017 CSO Adoption and Effective Dates by state.
Principle Based Reserving (PBR) is designed to more closely align reserves with the risk profile of an insurer. The reserve is computed using company-specific experience factors, such as mortality, policyholder behavior, and expenses with a minimum floor. While permitted January 1, 2017 there is a three-year phase-in period for the new law, so PBR can be deferred until January 1, 2020.
How First Consulting Can Assist
CSO and PBR related services offered by First Consulting include:
- Product Development Consulting
- Expert feedback on new ideas and concepts
- Competition analysis and how your products fit in the market
- Development of implementation strategy
- Product Drafting/Filing
With our Co-Sourcing philosophy, each of these services can be custom tailored to best fit your organization’s specific needs. Partner with an industry leader. Contact Us to learn more on how utilizing First Consulting’s experience can help your Company.