October 6, 1983
CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 16 (1983)
TO: ALL AUTHORIZED LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES, FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES, AND CHARITABLE ANNUITY SOCIETIES
ATTN: CHIEF ACTUARY OR CONSULTING ACTUARY AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
SUBJ: NEW MORTALITY TABLE TO BE USED AS THE MINIMUM STANDARD FOR THE VALUATION OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUAL ANNUITY AND PURE ENDOWMENT CONTRACTS
Whereas, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners adopted, in June, 1982, the 1983 Table "a" as a recognized and approved mortality table for determining the minimum standard of valuation for any individual annuity or pure endowment contract (NAIC Proceedings - 1983 Vol. I, page 520), the 1983 Table "a" is hereby approved for use in determining the minimum standard of valuation for individual annuity and pure endowment contracts issued on or after January 1, 1984,. excluding any disability and accidental death benefits in such contracts, and, at the election of the company, for annuities purchased on or after such date under individual deferred annuity contracts.
The 1971 Individual Annuity Mortality Table will not be an acceptable minimum valuation standard for such contracts and annuities issued or purchased on or after January 1, 1984.
The 1983 Table "a" is described in the Transactions of the Society of Actuaries Vol. XXXIII pages 675-750. The mortality rates are in Table 16 on page 708.
This Circular Letter is promulgated in accordance with Sections 205(3)(b)(ii), 73 and 75 of the New York Insurance Laws.
Any questions should be referred to Mr. Robert J. Callahan, Chief, Actuarial Valuation Bureau, at the letterhead address.
Very truly yours,
James P. Corcoran
Superintendent of Insurance