6. Technical provisions for unit-linked and index-linked life insurance

This item relates to insurance provisions and remaining technical provisions for obligations from life insurance policies where the value or income is determined by investments for which the policyholder bears the risk or for which the benefit is index-linked. The investments in question are collected in asset pools, recognised at their and kept separately from the other investments. As a general rule, the valuation for the provisions corresponds with the item “Unit-linked and index-linked life insurance investments”. The policyholders are entitled to all income from these investments. The unrealised gains and losses from fluctuations in the fair values of the investment pools are thus offset by the appropriate changes in these provisions. The reinsurers’ share corresponds to a liability for deposits in the same amount.

An unearned revenue liability allocated to future year premium shares (such as preliminary fees) is calculated for unit-linked and index-linked life insurance contracts in accordance with 97 and amortised correspondingly to deferred over the contract period.

Technical provisions for unit-linked and index-linked life insurance

in € thousand






Reinsurers’ share






Fair value
The fair value is the price that would be collected in an ordinary business transaction between market participants for the sale of an asset or that would be paid for transferring a liability.
US Financial Accounting Standards that set out the details on US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).
Acquisition costs
The amount paid to acquire an asset in cash or cash equivalents or the fair value of another form of compensation at the time of acquisition.