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Article number:  83

1. Where the calculation of a module or sub-module of the Basic Solvency Capital Requirement is based on the impact of a scenario on the basic own funds of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, all of the following assumptions shall be made in that calculation:

(a) the scenario does not change the amount of the risk margin included in technical provisions;

(b) the scenario does not change the value of deferred tax assets and liabilities;

(c) the scenario does not change the value of future discretionary benefits included in technical provisions;

(d) no management actions are taken by the undertaking during the scenario.

2. The calculation of technical provisions arising as a result of determining the impact of a scenario on the basic own funds of insurance and reinsurance undertakings as referred to in paragraph 1 shall not change the value of future discretionary benefits, and shall take account of all of the following:

(a) without prejudice to point (d) of paragraph 1, future management actions following the scenario, provided they comply with Article 23;

(b) any material adverse impact of the scenario or the management actions referred to in point (a) on the likelihood that policy holders will exercise contractual options.

3. Insurance and reinsurance undertakings may use simplified methods to calculate the technical provisions arising as a result of determining the impact of a scenario as referred to in paragraph 1, provided that the simplified method does not lead to a misstatement of the Solvency Capital Requirement that could influence the decision-making or the judgement of the user of the information relating to the Solvency Capital Requirement, unless the simplified calculation leads to a Solvency Capital Requirement which exceeds the Solvency Capital Requirement that results from the calculation according to the standard formula.

4. The calculation of assets and liabilities arising as a result of determining the impact of a scenario as referred to in paragraph 1 shall take account of the impact of the scenario on the value of any relevant risk mitigation instruments held by the undertaking which comply with Articles 209 to 215.

5. Where the scenario would result in an increase in the basic own funds of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, the calculation of the module or sub-module shall be based on the assumption that the scenario has no impact on the basic own funds.

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RULEBOOK TOPIC:  SUBSECTION 1 - Scenario based calculation

RULEBOOK CATEGORY:  DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2015/35

Last update on:  31 Aug 2022