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Sign off for insurer data returns

This page outlines the signatories and sign-off process for insurer data returns.

Sign-off requirements

In 2017, we sought feedback on proposals to change the signatories and sign-off process for insurer data returns. As a result of the feedback we received, we made the following changes:

  • a 'relevant officer' – chief executive officer, chief financial officer or appointed actuary – will be required to sign off the quarterly insurer survey
  • 'appropriate enquiries' will be defined to include internal sign-off by functions contributing to the returns.

The reason for the change

Our proposal to change the signatories and sign-off process for insurer data returns was aimed at ensuring:

  • insurers had appropriate internal functions for producing data returns
  • management of each insurer was accountable for the information submitted in the quarterly insurer return.

The letter below to insurers sets out the background, our proposals and a summary of the feedback we received. As this was not a formal consultation, we did not publish individual submissions.

Read the letter to insurers on signing off insurer data returns (PDF 404 KB)

Our proposal was part of a wider, ongoing project related to improving the quality of information collected through insurer data returns.