(1) With respect to any block of contracts, or with respect to an insurer's disability business as a whole, a prospective gross premium valuation is the ultimate test of reserve adequacy as of a given valuation date. The gross premium valuation shall take into account, for contracts in force, in a claims status, or in a continuation of benefits status on the valuation date, the present value as of the valuation date, adjusted for future premium increases reasonably expected to be put into effect, of:
(a) All expected benefits unpaid;
(b) All expected expenses unpaid; and
(c) All unearned or expected premiums.
(2) The insurer shall perform gross premium valuation whenever a significant doubt exists as to reserve adequacy with respect to any major block of contracts, or with respect to the insurer's disability business as a whole. In the event inadequacy is found to exist, the insurer shall make immediate loss recognition and restore the reserves to adequacy. The insurer shall hold adequate reserves, inclusive of claim, premium and contract reserves, if any, with respect to all contracts, regardless of whether contract reserves are required for such contracts under these standards.
(3) Whenever minimum reserves, as defined in these standards, exceed reserve requirements as determined by a prospective gross premium valuation, such minimum reserves remain the minimum requirement under these standards.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 92-19-038 (Order R 92-8), § 284-16-430, filed 9/9/92, effective 10/10/92.]