On 27 March 2013, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority ("EIOPA") published consultation papers and a cover note related to the preparation for Solvency II. The areas covered by these documents (to the exclusion of measures covering Pilar 1) which EIOPA considers fundamental to ensure effective preparation for Solvency II include system of governance, forward looking assessment of the undertaking's own risks, submission of information to the National Competent Authorities ("NCAs"), pre-application of internal models. Comments are requested by 19 June 2013. EIOPA intends to publish the final guidelines in autumn 2013. This would allow NCA's to put in place certain important aspects of the preparation for Solvency II starting on 1st January 2014.