PRA stress test considerations for UK life insurers

In June, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published its feedback to general and life insurers following their participation in the Insurance Stress Test (IST) 2019 exercise and the more recent stress test exercise specific to COVID-19.

IST 2019 was the third IST conducted by the PRA since the introduction of Solvency II. However, IST 2019 was the first in which UK life insurers participated (the first two tests being restricted to general insurers) and only life insurers with significant annuity exposures were invited to participate.

This paper by Milliman professionals summarises the key feedback from the PRA and discusses the expected implications for life insurers in the United Kingdom over the course of 2020 and beyond.