General Insurance Prudential Standards - Australian Government


You must comply with these standards if you operate as an authorised general insurer or authorised non-operating holding company. The Agency has enacted a collection of prudential standards to ensure authorised general insurers and authorised non-operating holding companies are operated appropriately.

The standards require insurance providers to adopt prudent practice in relation to:

  • maintenance of required levels of capital adequate to the scale, nature and complexity of its business
  • insurance risk
  • insurance concentration risk
  • asset risk
  • asset concentration risk
  • operational risk.

The standards also contain other requirements relating to:

  • the appointment of an auditor and an actuary
  • economic capital models
  • regulatory capital models
  • internal capital adequacy assessment processes.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Insurance Act 1973 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

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