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Accounting Change for Insurers 

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Keeping pace with evolving Insurance Accounting Change is challenging. Highly complex, the magnitude of these changes should not be underestimated.  The proposed standards will undoubtedly introduce more volatility to equity and the profit or loss account and there is no question that an insurers’ financial statements would look very different compared to today.  Insurers would be likely to feel the consequences throughout their organisations.   If insurers start planning now, the wave of change could open up opportunities for synergies in areas such as data collection, modelling capability and investment in systems and resources. To learn more, read our latest publication Towards the Final Frontier: Business Perspectives on the Insurance Accounting Proposals.

 IFRS Newsletters: Insurance


The IFRS Insurance newsletter highlights key developments relating to the International Accounting Standards Board Insurance Contracts project. Each issue provides a summary of recent IASB discussion related to the project and the current timeline.


 IFRS insights on insurance

Viewpoint Podcast Series: Preparing insurers for accounting change

European insurers table alternative proposals for participating contracts

The European CFO Forum, which represents 21 of Europe’s largest insurance companies, has presented alternative proposals for participating contracts to the IASB.
Viewpoint Podcast Series: Preparing insurers for accounting change

Viewpoint Podcast Series: Preparing insurers for accounting change

Our Viewpoint Podcast Series provides in-depth discussion and insights into key IFRS accounting change for insurers.
Insurance – Finalisation and effective date

Insurance – Finalisation and effective date may slip, transition method modified

Deliberations on the IASB’s insurance contracts project look set to extend further into 2015, following an October meeting in which the Board did not discuss its model for participating contracts.
What’s the impact on insurance companies?

Accounting for financial instruments is changing – what’s the impact on insurance companies?

Insurers can expect a sea-change in financial reporting over the next few years as they plan for adoption of new standards on both financial instruments and insurance contracts.
Harnessing Solvency II to create efficiencies

Taking some pain out of IFRS 4: Harnessing Solvency II to create efficiencies

European insurance CFOs face Solvency II and the new insurance accounting standards (IFRS 4 Phase II and IFRS 9) regulatory changes by 2018.
Business Perspectives on the Insurance Accounting Proposals

Towards the Final Frontier: Business Perspectives on the Insurance Accounting Proposals

Even though the new accounting standards’ likely effective dates are expected no earlier 1 January 2018 or 2019, Insurers should start to consider the impact on their reporting, systems, talent, and business.
Insurance contracts

New on the Horizon: Insurance contracts (PDF 92 KB)

The IASB and FASB issued their exposure drafts on insurance contracts in June, marking a major step towards a common insurance reporting framework.
Insurance contracts (2013/11)
Webcast Replay

Webcast Replay: Business perspectives on the insurance accounting proposals

IFRS Accounting change for insurance webcast, January 20, 2014. Listen today to understand the business impacts of the proposed changes.
IASB and FASB Accounting Proposals

IASB and FASB Accounting Proposals on Insurance Contracts

This webcast focused on the components of the IASB’s and FASB’s proposed measurement model for insurance contracts.

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Gary Reader

Gary Reader

Global Head of Insurance

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Danny Clark

Danny Clark

Global Accounting Change for Insurers Leader

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