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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021
or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ___ to ___
Commission File Number: 001-37905
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Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 81-3846992
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
11225 North Community House Road, Charlotte, North Carolina
 
28277
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(980) 365-7100
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareBHFThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of 6.600% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series ABHFAPThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of 6.750% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series BBHFAOThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of 5.375% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series CBHFANThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
6.250% Junior Subordinated Debentures due 2058BHFALThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes þ  No ¨   
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes þ    No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filerþAccelerated filer
¨
Non-accelerated filer
¨
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  No þ
As of May 6, 2021, 85,793,967 shares of the registrant’s common stock were outstanding.



Table of Contents
Page
  Item 1.
Consolidated Financial Statements (at March 31, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020 and for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)):
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Table of Contents
Part I — Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
March 31, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020
(In millions, except share and per share data)
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Assets
Investments:
Fixed maturity securities available-for-sale, at estimated fair value (amortized cost: $72,078 and $70,529, respectively; allowance for credit losses of $8 and $2, respectively)
$78,971 $82,495 
Equity securities, at estimated fair value106 138 
Mortgage loans (net of allowance for credit losses of $91 and $94, respectively)
15,690 15,808 
Policy loans1,245 1,291 
Limited partnerships and limited liability companies3,219 2,810 
Short-term investments, principally at estimated fair value1,673 3,242 
Other invested assets, principally at estimated fair value (net of allowance for credit losses of $13 and $13, respectively)
2,267 3,747 
Total investments
103,171 109,531 
Cash and cash equivalents4,025 4,108 
Accrued investment income734 676 
Premiums, reinsurance and other receivables (net of allowance for credit losses of $10 and $10, respectively)
16,129 16,158 
Deferred policy acquisition costs and value of business acquired5,148 4,911 
Other assets506 516 
Separate account assets112,224 111,969 
Total assets
$241,937 $247,869 
Liabilities and Equity
Liabilities
Future policy benefits$42,426 $44,448 
Policyholder account balances55,152 54,508 
Other policy-related balances3,355 3,411 
Payables for collateral under securities loaned and other transactions4,281 5,252 
Long-term debt3,435 3,436 
Current income tax payable152 126 
Deferred income tax liability812 1,620 
Other liabilities5,018 5,011 
Separate account liabilities112,224 111,969 
Total liabilities
226,855 229,781 
Contingencies, Commitments and Guarantees (Note 10)
Equity
Brighthouse Financial, Inc.’s stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share; $1,403 aggregate liquidation preference
  
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized; 121,439,906 and 121,002,523 shares issued, respectively; 86,841,260 and 88,211,618 shares outstanding, respectively
1 1 
Additional paid-in capital13,858 13,878 
Retained earnings (deficit)(1,119)(534)
Treasury stock, at cost; 34,598,646 and 32,790,905 shares, respectively
(1,112)(1,038)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)3,389 5,716 
Total Brighthouse Financial, Inc.’s stockholders’ equity
15,017 18,023 
Noncontrolling interests65 65 
Total equity
15,082 18,088 
Total liabilities and equity
$241,937 $247,869 
See accompanying notes to the interim condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20212020
Revenues
Premiums$184 $198 
Universal life and investment-type product policy fees930 886 
Net investment income1,187 916 
Other revenues127 102 
Net investment gains (losses)14 (19)
Net derivative gains (losses)(1,504)6,902 
Total revenues938 8,985 
Expenses
Policyholder benefits and claims756 1,187 
Interest credited to policyholder account balances297 259 
Amortization of deferred policy acquisition costs and value of business acquired91 770 
Other expenses562 517 
Total expenses1,706 2,733 
Income (loss) before provision for income tax(768)6,252 
Provision for income tax expense (benefit)(185)1,293 
Net income (loss)(583)4,959 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests2 2 
Net income (loss) attributable to Brighthouse Financial, Inc.(585)4,957 
Less: Preferred stock dividends25 7 
Net income (loss) available to Brighthouse Financial, Inc.’s common shareholders$(610)$4,950 
Comprehensive income (loss)$(2,910)$4,366 
Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests2 2 
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Brighthouse Financial, Inc.$(2,912)$4,364 
Earnings per common share
Basic
$(6.96)$47.26 
Diluted
$(6.96)$47.11 
See accompanying notes to the interim condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)
(In millions)
Preferred StockCommon StockAdditional Paid-in CapitalRetained Earnings (Deficit)Treasury Stock at CostAccumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Brighthouse Financial, Inc.’s Stockholders’ EquityNoncontrolling InterestsTotal Equity
Balance at December 31, 2020$ $1 $13,878 $(534)$(1,038)$5,716 $18,023 $65 $18,088 
Treasury stock acquired in connection with share repurchases
(68)(68)(68)
Share-based compensation
 5 (6)(1)(1)
Dividends on preferred stock
(25)(25)(25)
Change in noncontrolling interests
 (2)(2)
Net income (loss)
(585)(585)2 (583)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of income tax
(2,327)(2,327)(2,327)
Balance at March 31, 2021$ $1 $13,858 $(1,119)$(1,112)$3,389 $15,017 $65 $15,082 
Preferred StockCommon StockAdditional Paid-in CapitalRetained Earnings (Deficit)Treasury Stock at CostAccumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Brighthouse Financial, Inc.’s Stockholders’ EquityNoncontrolling InterestsTotal Equity
Balance at December 31, 2019$ $1 $12,908 $585 $(562)$3,240 $16,172 $65 $16,237 
Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, net of income tax(14)3 (11)(11)
Balance at January 1, 2020 1 12,908 571 (562)3,243 16,161 65 16,226 
Treasury stock acquired in connection with share repurchases
(142)(142)(142)
Share-based compensation
3(2)1 1 
Dividends on preferred stock(7)(7)(7)
Change in noncontrolling interests
 (2)(2)
Net income (loss)
4,957 4,957 2 4,959 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of income tax
(596)(596)(596)
Balance at March 31, 2020$ $1 $12,911 $5,521 $(706)$2,647 $20,374 $65 $20,439 
See accompanying notes to the interim condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)
(In millions)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20212020
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities$(104)$96 
Cash flows from investing activities
Sales, maturities and repayments of:
Fixed maturity securities2,662 1,674 
Equity securities54 14 
Mortgage loans726 481 
Limited partnerships and limited liability companies49 69 
Purchases of:
Fixed maturity securities(3,959)(2,541)
Equity securities(6) 
Mortgage loans(568)(279)
Limited partnerships and limited liability companies(204)(178)
Cash received in connection with freestanding derivatives1,012 3,412 
Cash paid in connection with freestanding derivatives(1,581)(1,807)
Net change in policy loans46 41 
Net change in short-term investments1,569 (2,387)
Net change in other invested assets 17 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
(200)(1,484)
Cash flows from financing activities
Policyholder account balances:
Deposits2,058 1,974 
Withdrawals(698)(478)
Net change in payables for collateral under securities loaned and other transactions(971)6,597 
Dividends on preferred stock(25)(7)
Treasury stock acquired in connection with share repurchases(68)(142)
Financing element on certain derivative instruments and other derivative related transactions, net(67)(486)
Other, net(8)(17)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities221 7,441 
Change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(83)6,053 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period4,108 2,877 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period$4,025 $8,930 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information
Net cash paid (received) for:
Interest$6 $15 
Income tax$(21)$ 
See accompanying notes to the interim condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Notes to the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
1. Business, Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Business
“Brighthouse Financial” and the “Company” refer to Brighthouse Financial, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (“BHF”) is a holding company formed in 2016 to own the legal entities that historically operated a substantial portion of MetLife, Inc.’s former retail segment until becoming a separate, publicly-traded company in August 2017. Brighthouse Financial is one of the largest providers of annuity and life insurance products in the United States through multiple independent distribution channels and marketing arrangements with a diverse network of distribution partners. The Company is organized into three segments: Annuities; Life; and Run-off. In addition, the Company reports certain of its results of operations in Corporate & Other.
Basis of Presentation
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management to adopt accounting policies and make estimates and assumptions that affect amounts reported on the interim condensed consolidated financial statements. In applying these policies and estimates, management makes subjective and complex judgments that frequently require assumptions about matters that are inherently uncertain. Many of these policies, estimates and related judgments are common in the insurance and financial services industries; others are specific to the Company’s business and operations. Actual results could differ from these estimates.
Consolidation
The accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Brighthouse Financial, as well as partnerships and limited liability companies (“LLCs”) that the Company controls. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.
The Company uses the equity method of accounting for investments in limited partnerships and LLCs when it has more than a minor ownership interest or more than a minor influence over the investee’s operations. The Company generally recognizes its share of the investee’s earnings on a three-month lag in instances where the investee’s financial information is not sufficiently timely or when the investee’s reporting period differs from the Company’s reporting period. When the Company has virtually no influence over the investee’s operations, the investment is carried at fair value.
Reclassifications
Certain amounts in the prior year periods’ interim condensed consolidated financial statements and related footnotes thereto have been reclassified to conform with the current period presentation as may be discussed when applicable in the Notes to the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
The accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited and reflect all adjustments (including normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods presented in conformity with GAAP. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of full year performance. The December 31, 2020 consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited consolidated financial statements included in Brighthouse Financial, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “2020 Annual Report”), which include all disclosures required by GAAP. Therefore, these interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of the Company included in the 2020 Annual Report.
Adoption of New Accounting Pronouncements
Changes to GAAP are established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) in the form of accounting standards updates (“ASU”) to the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. The Company considers the applicability and impact of all ASUs. There were no ASUs adopted during the first quarter of 2021.
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Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Notes to the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) (continued)
1. Business, Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)
Future Adoption of New Accounting Pronouncements
In August 2018, the FASB issued new guidance on long-duration contracts (ASU 2018-12, Financial Services-Insurance (Topic 944): Targeted Improvements to the Accounting for Long-Duration Contracts). This new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after January 1, 2023. The amendments to Topic 944 will result in significant changes to the accounting for long-duration insurance contracts. These changes (i) require all guarantees that qualify as market risk benefits to be measured at fair value, (ii) require more frequent updating of assumptions and modify existing discount rate requirements for certain insurance liabilities, (iii) modify the methods of amortization for deferred policy acquisition costs (“DAC”), and (iv) require new qualitative and quantitative disclosures around insurance contract asset and liability balances and the judgments, assumptions and methods used to measure those balances. The market risk benefit guidance is required to be applied on a retrospective basis, while the changes to guidance for insurance liabilities and DAC may be applied to existing carrying amounts on the effective date or on a retrospective basis.
The Company continues to evaluate the new guidance and therefore is unable to estimate the impact on its financial statements. The most significant impact from the ASU is the requirement that all variable annuity guarantees will be considered market risk benefits and measured at fair value, whereas currently a significant amount of variable annuity guarantees are classified as insurance liabilities.
2. Segment Information
The Company is organized into three segments: Annuities; Life; and Run-off. In addition, the Company reports certain of its results of operations in Corporate & Other.
Annuities
The Annuities segment consists of a variety of variable, fixed, index-linked and income annuities designed to address contract holders’ needs for protected wealth accumulation on a tax-deferred basis, wealth transfer and income security.
Life
The Life segment consists of insurance products and services, including term, universal, whole and variable life products designed to address policyholders’ needs for financial security and protected wealth transfer, which may be provided on a tax-advantaged basis.
Run-off
The Run-off segment consists of products that are no longer actively sold and are separately managed, including structured settlements, pension risk transfer contracts, certain company-owned life insurance policies, certain funding agreements and universal life with secondary guarantees.
Corporate & Other
Corporate & Other contains the excess capital not allocated to the segments and interest expense related to the Company’s outstanding debt, as well as expenses associated with certain legal proceedings and income tax audit issues. Corporate & Other also includes long-term care and workers’ compensation business reinsured through 100% quota share reinsurance agreements and term life insurance sold direct to consumers, which is no longer being offered for new sales.
Financial Measures and Segment Accounting Policies
Adjusted earnings is a financial measure used by management to evaluate performance, allocate resources and facilitate comparisons to industry results. Consistent with GAAP guidance for segment reporting, adjusted earnings is also used to measure segment performance. The Company believes the presentation of adjusted earnings, as the Company measures it for management purposes, enhances the understanding of its performance by the investor community by highlighting the results of operations and the underlying profitability drivers of the business. Adjusted earnings should not be viewed as a substitute for net income (loss) available to BHF’s common shareholders and excludes net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests and preferred stock dividends.
Adjusted earnings, which may be positive or negative, focuses on the Company’s primary businesses principally by excluding the impact of market volatility, which could distort trends.
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Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Notes to the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) (continued)
2. Segment Information (continued)
The following are significant items excluded from total revenues, net of income tax, in calculating adjusted earnings:
Net investment gains (losses);
Net derivative gains (losses) except earned income and amortization of premium on derivatives that are hedges of investments or that are used to replicate certain investments, but do not qualify for hedge accounting treatment; and
Certain variable annuity guaranteed minimum income benefits (“GMIB”) fees (“GMIB Fees”).
The following are significant items excluded from total expenses, net of income tax, in calculating adjusted earnings:
Amounts associated with benefits related to GMIBs (“GMIB Costs”);
Amounts associated with periodic crediting rate adjustments based on the total return of a contractually referenced pool of assets and market value adjustments associated with surrenders or terminations of contracts (“Market Value Adjustments”); and
Amortization of DAC and value of business acquired (“VOBA”) related to: (i) net investment gains (losses), (ii) net derivative gains (losses), (iii) GMIB Fees and GMIB Costs and (iv) Market Value Adjustments.
The tax impact of the adjustments mentioned above is calculated net of the statutory tax rate, which could differ from the Company’s effective tax rate.
The segment accounting policies are the same as those used to prepare the Company’s interim condensed consolidated financial statements, except for the adjustments to calculate adjusted earnings described above. In addition, segment accounting policies include the methods of capital allocation described below.
Segment investment and capitalization targets are based on statutory oriented risk principles and metrics. Segment invested assets backing liabilities are based on net statutory liabilities plus excess capital. For the variable annuity business, the excess capital held is based on the target statutory total asset requirement consistent with the Company’s variable annuity risk management strategy. For insurance businesses other than variable annuities, excess capital held is based on a percentage of required statutory risk-based capital. Assets in excess of those allocated to the segments, if any, are held in Corporate & Other. Segment net investment income reflects the performance of each segment’s respective invested assets.
Operating results by segment, as well as Corporate & Other, were as follows:
Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
AnnuitiesLifeRun-offCorporate & OtherTotal
(In millions)
Pre-tax adjusted earnings$414 $52 $85 $(61)$490 
Provision for income tax expense (benefit)78 10 9 (19)78 
Post-tax adjusted earnings 336 42 76 (42)412 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   2 2 
Less: Preferred stock dividends    25 25 
Adjusted earnings$336 $42 $76 $(69)385 
Adjustments for:
Net investment gains (losses)14 
Net derivative gains (losses)(1,504)
Other adjustments to net income (loss)232 
Provision for income tax (expense) benefit263 
Net income (loss) available to Brighthouse Financial, Inc.’s common shareholders
$(610)
Interest revenue$550 $166 $462 $14 
Interest expense$ $ $ $41 
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Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Notes to the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) (continued)
2. Segment Information (continued)
Three Months Ended March 31, 2020
AnnuitiesLifeRun-offCorporate & OtherTotal
(In millions)
Pre-tax adjusted earnings$389 $13 $(90)$(59)$253 
Provision for income tax expense (benefit)73 2 (20)(22)33 
Post-tax adjusted earnings 316 11 (70)(37)220 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   2 2 
Less: Preferred stock dividends    7 7 
Adjusted earnings$316 $11 $(70)$(46)211 
Adjustments for:
Net investment gains (losses)(19)
Net derivative gains (losses)6,902 
Other adjustments to net income (loss)(884)
Provision for income tax (expense) benefit(1,260)
Net income (loss) available to Brighthouse Financial, Inc.’s common shareholders
$4,950 
Interest revenue$460 $116 $324 $20 
Interest expense$ $ $ $47 
Total revenues by segment, as well as Corporate & Other, were as follows:
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20212020
(In millions)
Annuities$1,298 $1,151 
Life410 354 
Run-off628 493 
Corporate & Other35 42 
Adjustments(1,433)6,945 
Total$938 $8,985 
Total assets by segment, as well as Corporate & Other, were as follows at:
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
(In millions)
Annuities$170,955 $172,233 
Life23,293 23,809 
Run-off35,270 38,366 
Corporate & Other12,419 13,461 
Total$241,937 $247,869 
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Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
Notes to the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) (continued)
3. Insurance
Guarantees
As discussed in Notes 1 and 3 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in the 2020 Annual Report, the Company issues variable annuity contracts with guaranteed minimum benefits. Guaranteed minimum death benefits, the life contingent portion of guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefits (“GMWB”) and certain portions of GMIBs are accounted for as insurance liabilities in future policyholder benefits, while other guarantees are accounted for in whole or in part as embedded derivatives in policyholder account balances and are further discussed in Note 5.
The Company also has secondary guarantees on universal and variable life insurance contracts accounted for as insurance liabilities.
Information regarding the Company’s guarantee exposure was as follows at:
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
In the
Event of Death
At
Annuitization
In the
Event of Death
At
Annuitization
(Dollars in millions)
Annuity Contracts (1), (2)
Variable Annuity Guarantees
Total account value (3)$108,533 $60,162 $108,424 $60,674 
Separate account value$103,398 $58,912 $103,315 $59,419 
Net amount at risk$6,708 (4)$5,647 (5)$6,438 (4)$6,692 (5)
Average attained age of contract holders71 years70 years70 years70 years
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Secondary Guarantees
(Dollars in millions)
Universal Life Contracts
Total account value (3)$5,691 $5,772 
Net amount at risk (6)$68,529 $69,083 
Average attained age of policyholders67 years67 years
Variable Life Contracts
Total account value (3)$4,523 $3,926 
Net amount at risk (6)$19,743 $19,909 
Average attained age of policyholders51 years51 years
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(1)The Company’s annuity contracts with guarantees may offer more than one type of guarantee in each contract. Therefore, the amounts listed above may not be mutually exclusive.
(2)Includes direct business, but excludes offsets from hedging or reinsurance, if any. Therefore, the net amount at risk presented reflects the economic exposures of living and death benefit guarantees associated with variable annuities, but not necessarily their impact on the Company. See Note 5 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in the 2020 Annual Report for a discussion of guaranteed minimum benefits which have been reinsured.
(3)Includes the contract holder’s investments in the general account and separate account, if applicable.
(4)Defined as the death benefit less the total account value, as of the balance sheet date. It represents the amount of the claim that the Company would incur if death claims were filed on all contracts on the balance sheet date and includes any additional contractual claims associated with riders purchased to assist with covering income taxes payable upon death.
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Notes to the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) (continued)
3. Insurance (continued)
(5)Defined as the amount (if any) that would be required to be added to the total account value to purchase a lifetime income stream, based on current annuity rates, equal to the minimum amount provided under the guaranteed benefit. This amount represents the Company’s potential economic exposure to such guarantees in the event all contract holders were to annuitize on the balance sheet date, even though the contracts contain terms that allow annuitization of the guaranteed amount only after the 10th anniversary of the contract, which not all contract holders have achieved.
(6)Defined as the guarantee amount less the account value, as of the balance sheet date. It represents the amount of the claim that the Company would incur if death claims were filed on all contracts on the balance sheet date.
4. Investments