Actuarial Support for the Implementation of IFRS 17

International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 17 – Insurance Contracts was released in May 2017. It is the latest IFRS to be developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) whose standards are used in more than 100 countries for the preparation of public company financial statements.

News Release - IAA Issues Statement on IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts Amendments (June 27, 2019)

To support IAA member associations and actuaries worldwide with the application and implementation of IFRS 17, the IAA is working on:

International Standard of Actuarial Practice 4

The IAA develops model standards of practice known as International Standards of Actuarial Practice (ISAPs). To guide actuaries in the use of IFRS 17, ISAP 4 was produced. You may find the following ISAP 4-related documents of interest:

An international actuarial note

International actuarial notes (IANs) are educational and non-binding in nature. They show practices commonly used, or expected to be used, by actuaries and are not intended to define the practice or practices that would be adopted by all actuaries. Their purpose is to familiarize the actuary with approaches that might be taken in the practice area in question. They also serve to demonstrate to clients and other stakeholders, and to non-actuaries who carry out similar work, how the actuarial profession may approach the subject matter. IAN 100 - Application of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts is planned to include:

  • An introduction to IFRS 17 and approaches to classifications of contracts under IFRS;
  • The accounting models and their components; current estimates, discount rates, risk adjustment, the contractual service margin, premium allocation approach and performance-linked features;
  • Transition, business combinations and fair value; and
  • Reinsurance, presentation, embedded derivatives and many other topics.
Exposure Draft of IAN 100 (Consultation period: 17 January 2019 - 26 April 2019) 

An Educational Monograph

Following monographs on stochastic models and discount rates, a monograph on risk adjustments as required by IFRS 17 was released in May 2018 as part of the IAA’s efforts to support global actuarial work.


Joint IAA/IASB Webinar on April 3, 2018  Slides / Recording