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31 Pa. Code § 118.5. Reserves for loss adjustment expenses.

§ 118.5. Reserves for loss adjustment expenses.

 (a)  Loss adjustment expense reserves shall be calculated in accordance with the following standards:

   (1)  Insurance companies are not permitted to discount loss adjustment expense reserves which are not allocable to specific claims.

   (2)  Insurance companies are permitted to discount loss adjustment expense reserves which are allocable to specific claims if:

     (i)   The company demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner, the validity of the assumptions underlying the calculation of the reserves.

     (ii)   The actuarial certification which includes the opinion of an independent actuary with respect to the criteria in §  118.4 (relating to actuarial certification) is applicable to the loss adjustment expense reserves as well as the loss reserves.

 (b)  In evaluating an insurance company’s request to discount allocated loss adjustment expense reserves, the Commissioner will consider the company’s specific loss adjustment expense payment pattern and the interest rate assumption.

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