INT 21-01 Cryptocurrencies clarify that cryptocurrencies do not meet the definition of cash when directly held and should be classified as non-admitted assets in accordance with SSAP No. 4 – Assets and Nonadmitted Assets. This clarification, however, does not impact the direction for investments in funds that may hold cryptocurrencies via SSAP No. 30R – Unaffiliated Common Stocks, SSAP No. 48 – Joint Ventures, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies or SSAP No. 97 – Investments in Subsidiary, Controlled and Affiliated Entities.
The discussion about reporting and disclosing cryptocurrencies continued at the SAPWG December 2021 meeting. NAIC staff indicated that while researching this topic, it was noted that some insurance companies held cryptocurrencies but at times they were hard to identify in the statutory financial statements.
As a result, the working group proposed to add a new general interrogatory which would require the answers to the following questions:
- Does the reporting entity hold any cryptocurrencies, and if so, what schedules are they reported in?
- Are cryptocurrencies accepted for the payment of premiums?
The working group forwarded the proposal to Blanks Working Group to add the new interrogatory to the annual blanks to require the disclosure.
Interprets the following SSAP:
SSAP No. 2R—Cash, Cash Equivalents, Drafts and Short-Term Investments
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