• [6] There would also be a new income statement presentation for insurance contracts, including a revised definition of revenue, and additional disclosure requirements.

  • “[8] Other benefits Hoogervorst saw in the new standard were increased consistency across companies in accounting for insurance contracts and a more theoretically valid measurement
    of revenue.

  • [7][8] If the present value of future cash flows would produce a gain at the time a contract is issued the model would also require a “contractual service margin” to offset
    the day 1 gain.

  • [11] Former IASB chairman Hans Hoogervorst regarded the use of a current discount rate as one of the benefits of the new standard, stating that by doing otherwise “the devastating
    impact of the current low-interest-rate environment on long-term obligations is not nearly as visible in the insurance industry as it is in the defined benefit pension schemes of many companies.

  • [5] Under general model of the IFRS 17 model, insurance contract liabilities will be calculated as the present value of future insurance cash flows with a provision for risk.

  • IFRS 17 has a specific accounting approach for such participating contracts, defined as ‘insurance contracts with direct participation features’.

  • “[8] He also stated that current discount rates would “increase comparability between insurance companies and between insurance and other parts of the financial industry,
    such as banks and asset management.


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