Beyond the GAAP - July / August 2021

In mid-July, the European adoption process for IFRS 17 – Insurance Contracts took a big step forward when the Accounting Regulatory Committee (ARC) voted to endorse the new standard. EU endorsement is now expected in the fourth quarter of 2021.

After a lot of debate across Europe, the ARC finally decided to permit exemptions to the annual cohorts’ rule under certain circumstances. This option is temporary, as the European Commission is planning to re-examine the issue upon the IFRS 17 – Insurance Contracts post implementation review. It is likely to be well received, even though most companies have largely started their transition preparations given that the standard is mandatory from 1 January 2023.


Beyond the GAAP july / august 2021