As we previously reported here, the American Council of Life Insurers (“ACLI”) submitted a letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) asking the NAIC to consider changing reserve and risk-based capital requirements that it believes are too conservative. On January 2, 2009, the NAIC issued a press release to announce that its Capital and Surplus Relief Working Group will hold a public hearing on January 27, 2009 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. to gather additional comments and information regarding current reserves and capital requirements. The NAIC plans to release a report on the results of the hearing in early February.

To view the official NAIC press release and for more information on the public hearing, click here.