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IASB to consider further potential amendments to IFRS 17

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Jan 11, 2019

In January 2019, the International Accounting Standards Board (the Board) released the agenda papers for their upcoming meeting. The Board will discuss 5 of the 25 concerns regarding IFRS 17, "Insurance Contracts" that were identified in October 2018 as candidates for potential amendments. The staff recommends several amendments to the standard.

Applying the criteria for evaluating proposed amendments agreed on in October 2018, the Board is asked to consider the following aspects of IFRS 17:

Issue

Agenda paper with detailed description (link to IASB website)

Comment

Acquisition cash flows for renewals outside the contract boundary

Agenda paper 2A

The staff recommends five amendments to the standard

Reinsurance contracts held: initial recognition when underlying insurance contracts are onerous

Agenda paper 2B, Agenda paper 2C

The staff recommends two amendments to the standard

Contractual service margin: limited applicability of risk mitigation exception (some aspects already discussed at the December 2018 meeting)

Agenda paper 2D The staff recommends one amendment to the standard

Reinsurance contracts held: ineligibility for the variable fee approach

Contractual service margin: coverage units in the general model

Agenda paper 2E

The staff recommends six amendments to the standard

The staff notes that papers on the remaining topics from the list of issues presented at the October meeting will be presented to the Board in the first quarter of 2019.

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