On 3 February 2016, EIOPA published a consultation on proposed guidelines for effective dialogue between insurance supervisors and statutory auditors.  Based on an assessment undertaken by it in conjunction with the European Banking Authority, EIOPA notes that insurance supervisors have regular, ad-hoc contact with statutory auditors even in the absence of formalised rules.  The guidelines seek to ensure a consistent, appropriate and proportionate approach facilitating relevant and efficient dialogue.  Amongst other matters, they describe the proposed nature and form of information to be exchanged. Comments are invited by 28 April 2016.