On 24 May 2016, EIOPA announced the launch of the 2016 EU-wide stress test for the insurance sector. The 2016 test will be based on a sample of solo insurers and will assess the sector's vulnerabilities to a combination of market risk adverse scenarios focusing on (a) the prolonged low yield environment and (b) the so-called "double-hit" (negative market shock to asset prices combined with a low risk free rate).  EIOPA plans to publish Q&As on a weekly basis.  The deadline for submission of results to national supervisors is 15 July 2016.  Aggregated/anonymised results will be disclosed by EIOPA in December 2016.  To optimise efficiency, EIOPA will also collect information (required for Solvency II purposes) on equity and long term guarantee measures.