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This instrument relates to a levy imposed by the General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 on companies registered under the Insurance Act 1973 for the 2019-20 financial year.
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Registered 28 Jun 2019
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General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Determination 2019

I, Simon Birmingham, Acting Treasurer, make the following determination under subsection 8(3) of the General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998.

Dated: 26 June 2019

Simon Birmingham

Acting Treasurer

 

  

  

  


Contents

1  Name of determination............................................................................................................. 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Repeal.........................................................................................................................................         1

5  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

6  General component................................................................................................................... 3

7  General insurance company’s levy base................................................................................... 3

8  Special component.................................................................................................................... 4

9  Eligible premium income.......................................................................................................... 6

 


1  Name of determination

                   This determination is the General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Determination 2019.

2  Commencement

                   This determination commences on 1 July 2019.

3  Authority

                   This determination is made under subsection 8(3) of the General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998.

4  Repeal

                   The General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Determination 2018 is repealed.

5  Definitions

             (1)  In this determination:

2018 calendar year means the year commencing on 1 January 2018.

2019‑2020 financial year means the financial year commencing on 1 July 2019.

Act means the General Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998.

APRA means the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

designated security trust fund has the meaning given by section 69 of the Insurance Act 1973.

Form GRF 300.0: Statement of Financial Position (L) means the form titled “GRF_300_0_L: Statement of Financial Position ( L )” that forms part of Reporting Standard GRS 300.0.

general insurance company includes Lloyd’s.

Lloyd’s has the meaning given by section 3 of the Insurance Act 1973.

policy file means:

                     (a)  a document submitted by a general insurance company to APRA that complies with either:

                              (i)  Reporting Standard GRS 800.1; or

                             (ii)  Reporting Standard LOLRS 800.1; and

                     (b)  contains the information about individual policies required by the data specifications set out in the Schedule to that reporting standard.

product liability insurance includes insurance that provides cover for compensation for one or both of the following, caused by, or as a result of, the use of goods:

                     (a)  loss;

                     (b)  injury.

professional indemnity insurance includes:

                     (a)  insurance that provides cover for a professional person for actions taken against that person in tort, contract or under statute law in respect of advice or services provided as part of his or her professional practice, including cover in respect of damages and legal expenses; and

                     (b)  directors’ and officers’ liability insurance and legal expense insurance; and

                     (c)  medical indemnity insurance.

public liability insurance includes:

                     (a)  insurance covering legal liability to the public in respect of bodily injury or property damage arising out of the operation of the business of the insured person or body; and

                     (b)  insurance in respect of environmental clean‑up costs resulting from pollution where not covered by Fire and Industrial Special Risk policies.

record means a line entry or row in a policy file that contains information relating to a single insurance policy.

reporting period, in relation to a general insurance company, means a reporting period that applies to the company under paragraph 6 or 7 of Reporting Standard GRS 300.0.

Reporting Standard GRS 300.0 means the Reporting Standard GRS 300.0 Statement of Financial Position, which is in the Schedule to the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) (reporting standard) determination No. 16 of 2013, or if that instrument is repealed and replaced, the replacement instrument.

Note:          Financial sector reporting standards are made under section 13 of the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001.

Reporting Standard GRS 800.1 means the Reporting Standard GRS 800.1 Policy Data: Public and Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, which is in the Schedule to the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) (reporting standard) determination No. 16 of 2016, or if that instrument is repealed and replaced, the replacement instrument.

Note:          Financial sector reporting standards are made under section 13 of the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001.

Reporting Standard LOLRS 800.1 means the Reporting Standard LOLRS 800.1 Policy Data: Public and Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, which is in the Schedule to the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) (reporting standard) determination No. 19 of 2016, or if that instrument is repealed and replaced, the replacement instrument.

Note:          Financial sector reporting standards are made under section 13 of the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001.

valuation day, in relation to a general insurance company, means:

                     (a)  for a general insurance company that is a general insurance company at all times during the period from 17 March 2019 to 30 June 2019—31 March 2019; and

                     (b)  for a general insurance company that is a general insurance company for some, but not all, of the period from 17 March 2019 to 30 June 2019—the day, after 17 March 2019, on which it became a general insurance company; and

                     (c)  for a general insurance company that becomes a general insurance company after 30 June 2019—the day on which it became a general insurance company.

Note:          Terms used in this determination have the same meaning as in the Act—see section 13 of the Legislation Act 2003.

             (2)  In this determination, a reference to a period from a specified date to another specified date includes both of those dates.

6  General component

                   For paragraphs 8(3)(a), (b), (c) and (ca) of the Act, the following table sets out matters for the 2019‑2020 financial year.

 

General component

Item

Company

Maximum restricted levy amount ($)

Minimum restricted levy amount ($)

Restricted levy percentage

Unrestricted levy percentage

1

General insurance company

1,300,000

15,000

0.02267

0.007427

 

7  General insurance company’s levy base

             (1)  For paragraph 8(3)(d) of the Act, a general insurance company’s levy base is to be worked out using this section.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), a general insurance company’s levy base is the value of the company’s assets as at the valuation day for the general insurance company, worked out in the same way as for item 13 Total assets (under column headed “Total Amount”) in Form GRF 300.0: Statement of Financial Position (L).

             (3)  The general insurance company’s levy base of Lloyd’s is the value of the amounts standing to the credit of all designated security trust funds as at 31 March 2019.

8  Special component

             (1)  For paragraphs 8(3)(e), (f) and (g) of the Act, columns 2 to 6 in the following table set out, for the 2019‑2020 financial year, the following for the type of company mentioned in column 1 of the item:

                     (a)  the special maximum levy amount and special levy percentage on public/product EPI (columns 2 and 3);

                     (b)  the special maximum levy amount and special levy percentage on professional EPI (columns 4 and 5);

                     (c)  the special minimum levy amount (column 6).

 

Public/product only insurer or professional only insurer

Item

Column 1

Company

Column 2

Special maximum levy amount on public/product EPI ($)

Column 3

Special levy percentage on public/ product EPI

Column 4

Special maximum levy amount on professional EPI ($)

Column 5

Special levy percentage on professional EPI

Column 6

Special minimum levy amount ($)

1

Public/ product only insurer

50,000

0.0370

N/A

N/A

5,000

2

Professional only insurer

N/A

N/A

32,000

0.0256

5,000

             (2)  For paragraphs 8(3)(e), (f) and (g) of the Act, an item in the following table set out, for the 2019‑2020 financial year, for a public/product and professional insurer, the following for the class of company mentioned in the item:

                     (a)  the special maximum levy amount and special levy percentage on public/product EPI;

                     (b)  the special maximum levy amount and special levy percentage on professional EPI;

                     (c)  the special minimum levy amount.

 

Public/product and professional insurer

Item

Company

Special maximum levy amount on public/product EPI ($)

Special levy percentage on public/ product EPI

Special maximum levy amount on professional EPI ($)

Special levy percentage on professional EPI

Special minimum levy amount ($)

1

Public/ product and professional insurer

50,000

0.0370

32,000

0.0256

10,000

             (3)  For paragraphs 8(3)(e), (f) and (g) of the Act, columns 2 to 4 in the following table set out, for the 2019‑2020 financial year, the following for the type of company mentioned in column 1 of the item:

                     (a)  the special maximum levy amount on EPI (column 2);

                     (b)  the special levy percentage on EPI (column 3);

                     (c)  the special minimum levy amount (column 4).

 

General insurance company in runoff

Item

Column 1

Company

Column 2

Special maximum levy amount on EPI ($)

Column 3

Special levy percentage on EPI

Column 4

Special minimum levy amount ($)

1

Public/product only runoff insurer

2,500

0.0

2,500

2

Professional only runoff insurer

2,500

0.0

2,500

3

Public/product and professional runoff insurer

5,000

0.0

5,000

             (4)  In this section:

EPI means eligible premium income mentioned in subsection 9(2).

general insurance company in runoff means a general insurance company that did not issue or renew any insurance policies of any of the following kinds during the 2018 calendar year:

                     (a)  public liability insurance;

                     (b)  product liability insurance;

                     (c)  professional indemnity insurance.

professional only insurer:

                     (a)  means a general insurance company that:

                              (i)  carried on professional indemnity insurance during the 2018 calendar year; and

                             (ii)  did not carry on public liability insurance during the 2018 calendar year; and

                            (iii)  did not carry on product liability insurance during the 2018 calendar year; and

                     (b)  does not include a general insurance company in runoff.

professional only runoff insurer means a general insurance company in runoff that:

                     (a)  has liabilities in respect of professional indemnity insurance; and

                     (b)  has no liabilities in respect of public liability insurance; and

                     (c)  has no liabilities in respect of product liability insurance.

public/product and professional insurer:

                     (a)  means a general insurance company that:

                              (i)  carried on either or both of public liability insurance and product liability insurance during the 2018 calendar year; and

                             (ii)  carried on professional indemnity insurance during the 2018 calendar year; and

                     (b)  does not include a general insurance company in runoff.

public/product and professional runoff insurer means a general insurance company in runoff that:

                     (a)  has liabilities in respect of either or both of public liability insurance and product liability insurance; and

                     (b)  has liabilities in respect of professional indemnity insurance.

public/product only insurer:

                     (a)  means a general insurance company that:

                              (i)  carried on either or both of public liability insurance and product liability insurance during the 2018 calendar year; and

                             (ii)  did not carry on professional indemnity insurance during the 2018 calendar year; and

                     (b)  does not include a general insurance company in runoff.

public/product only runoff insurer means a general insurance company in runoff that:

                     (a)  has liabilities in respect of public liability insurance or product liability insurance; and

                     (b)  has no liabilities in respect of professional indemnity insurance.

special levy percentage on professional EPI means the special levy percentage on the eligible premium income mentioned in paragraph 9(2)(a).

special levy percentage on public/product EPI means the special levy percentage on the eligible premium income mentioned in paragraphs 9(2)(b), (c) and (d).

special maximum levy amount on professional EPI means the special maximum levy amount in relation to the special component of levy on the eligible premium income mentioned in paragraph 9(2)(a).

special maximum levy amount on public/product EPI means the special maximum levy amount in relation to the special component of levy on the eligible premium income mentioned in paragraphs 9(2)(b), (c) and (d).

9  Eligible premium income

             (1)  For paragraph 8(3)(h) of the Act, a general insurance company’s eligible premium income is to be worked out using this section.

             (2)  The part of the general insurance company’s premium income that is eligible premium income is:

                     (a)  gross premium income from professional indemnity insurance during the 2018 calendar year, worked out under subsection (5); and

                     (b)  for a general insurance company that carries on public liability insurance, but not product liability insurance—gross premium income from that public liability insurance during the 2018 calendar year, worked out under subsection (3); and

                     (c)  for a general insurance company that carries on product liability insurance, but not public liability insurance—gross premium income from that product liability insurance during the 2018 calendar year, worked out under subsection (3); and

                     (d)  for a general insurance company that carries on public liability insurance and product liability insurance—gross premium income from that public liability insurance and product liability insurance during the 2018 calendar year, worked out under subsection (3).

             (3)  Gross premium income from public liability insurance and gross premium income from product liability insurance, during the 2018 calendar year, is the sum of:

                     (a)  the aggregate of the amounts required to be reported in the policy file in the column headed “Gross Earned Premium” (and referred to as “field 15b”) for each of the reporting periods ending 30 June 2018 and 31 December 2018, where the class of business reported in the column headed “Class of Business” (and referred to as “field 2”) is “Public & Product” (“PL”); and

                     (b)  for each record in relation to which the general insurance company has not completed the column headed “Gross Earned Premium”—the aggregate of GEP amounts for each such record calculated in accordance with subsection (4).

             (4)  For subsection (3), a GEP amount is the amount calculated using the formula:

                  

where:

GAP is the gross annualised premium reported in respect of the relevant policy in the column headed “Gross Annualised Premium” (and referred to as “field 15a”) for each of the reporting periods ending 30 June 2018 and 31 December 2018, where the class of business reported in the column headed “Class of Business” (and referred to as “field 2”) is “Public & Product” (“PL”).

F is the number of days in the 6 month reporting period during which the policy was in force, expressed as a percentage of the number of days in the relevant calendar year.

             (5)  Gross premium income from professional indemnity insurance during the 2018 calendar year is the sum of:

                     (a)  the aggregate of the amounts required to be reported in the policy file in the column headed “Gross Earned Premium” (and referred to as “field 15b”) for each of the reporting periods ending 30 June 2018 and 31 December 2018 where the class of business reported in the column headed “Class of Business” (and referred to as “field 2”) is “Professional Risk” (“PI”); and

                     (b)  for each record in relation to which the general insurance company has not completed the column headed “Gross Earned Premium”—the aggregate of GEP amounts for each such record calculated in accordance with subsection (6).

             (6)  For subsection (5), a GEP amount is the amount calculated using the formula:

                  

where:

GAP is the gross annualised premium reported in respect of the relevant policy in the column headed “Gross Annualised Premium” (and referred to as “field 15a”) for each of the reporting periods ending 30 June 2018 and 31 December 2018, where the class of business reported in the column headed “Class of Business” (and referred to as “field 2”) is “Professional Risk” (“PI”).

F is the number of days in the 6 month reporting period during which the policy was in force, expressed as a percentage of the number of days in the relevant calendar year.