The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will host public roundtable meetings on its Proposed Accounting Standards Update, Insurance Contracts (Topic 834).

The meetings will provide an opportunity for those who have submitted a comment letter, or who still intend to do so, to discuss the proposals with the FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board in further detail. The boards are seeking participation from preparers, auditors, investors and others to ensure a variety of perspectives.

The Dec. 2 roundtables will be webcast live on the FASB website. Additionally, audio recordings of both the Dec. 2 and Dec. 16 roundtable meetings will be made available shortly after each meeting.

Those requesting to participate in the roundtables should complete and submit an electronic participant application form by Nov. 1, 2013. Observer registration is required in advance; space is limited, so observer registrants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

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Source: Financial Accounting Standards Board