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  • Service: Audit, Advisory, Accounting Advisory Services
  • Industry: Financial Services, Insurance
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 29/10/2012

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IFRS Insurance newsletter - Issue 30 

Moving toward global insurance accounting 


This edition of IFRS Newsletter: Insurance highlights the results of the IASB and FASB (the Boards) discussions in October 2012 on the joint insurance contracts project. In addition, it provides the current status of the project and an expected timeline for completion.

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The IASB intends to allow approximately three years between the date of publication and the mandatory effective date of the new insurance standard. Early adoption would be permitted.


The IASB is not planning to delay the mandatory effective date of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments for insurers. As a result, insurers will need to apply IFRS 9 for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015.


Additionally, the Boards:


  • decided on the earned premium presentation for the statement of comprehensive income

  • decided that insurers would use the discount rate at inception when measuring the liability for remaining coverage and determining claims and interest expense under the premium allocation approach

  • provided certain adaptations for certain participating contracts and clarified the mirroring approach

  • made additional decisions relating to transition. 


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