“Notable changes made to the existing 2013 version include expanding the scope to clarify the application of the standard when the actuary selects an output smoothing method and when an assumption or method is not selected by the actuary.”
But this description obscures a significant new required disclosure, one which follows years of controversy and acrimony within and among actuaries and the public pension plan community at large. The requirement was the overwhelming focus during the drafting and comment period.
The new required disclosure reflects economic reality better than any currently required number.
Author(s): Larry Pollack
Publication Date: 25 Mar 2022
Publication Site: Reason