Summary of Statement No. 30

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Summary of Statement No. 30
Risk Financing Omnibus—an amendment of GASB Statement No. 10
(Issued 2/96)


Summary

This Statement amends GASB Statement No. 10, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Risk Financing and Related Insurance Issues, for public entity risk pools and for entities other than pools. 

For public entity risk pools, this Statement modifies the method for calculating a premium deficiency, and it requires recognition of a premium deficiency liability and expense for the amount by which the premium deficiency exceeds unamortized acquisition costs. It also requires disclosure in the notes to the financial statements about the type of reinsurance or excess insurance coverage for certain claims costs, and requires presentation of gross, ceded, and net premiums and claims costs in the ten-year revenue and claims development information. Furthermore, this Statement provides that claims development information should be reported consistently on an accident-year basis, a report-year basis, or a policy-year basis. It also allows presentation of additional percentage information.

For entities other than pools, this Statement includes specific, incremental claim adjustment expenditures/expenses and estimated recoveries (such as salvage and subrogation) in the determination of the liability for unpaid claims. Also, it requires disclosure of whether other claim adjustment expenditures/expenses are included in the liability for unpaid claims.

The provisions of this Statement are effective for financial statements for periods beginning after June 15, 1996. Earlier application is encouraged.



Unless otherwise specified, pronouncements of the GASB apply to financial reports of all state and local governmental entities, including general purpose governments, public benefit corporations and authorities, public employee retirement systems, utilities, hospitals and other healthcare providers, and colleges and universities. Paragraph 2 discusses the applicability ofthis Statement.