The NAIC’s Accounting Practices and Procedures Task Force has adopted an INT that includes statutory accounting guidance for COVID-19 related refunds not required under policy terms.
On a July 22, 2020 call, AP&P adopted INT 20-08, which includes statutory accounting guidance on premium refunds issued in response to COVID-19 that are not required under policy terms.
The INT provides guidance about how to account for refunds required under policy terms, rate reduction on inforce and renewal business, and policyholder dividends. It also states that premium payments not required under policy terms should be recorded as an adjustment to premium, unless the insurer is applying a limited-time scope exception for COVID-19 relief payment or has a different prescribed or permitted practice.
For property and casualty insurance policies for which insurers filed manual rate filings or endorsements before June 15, 2020, the INT provides a limited scope exception to record these payments as an expense.
The INT also requires disclosure of: