Insurance contract accounting update

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By William C. Hines, Henny Verheugen | 17 May 2012

Progress continues to be made by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) toward the next exposure draft of an accounting standard for insurance contracts. In addition, the boards are moving closer to further changes to the accounting for the assets backing insurance contracts. However, convergence between the FASB and IASB appears to be limited, both for the insurance contract project and more generally.

This white paper provides an update on recent activity on these topics.