Polish Accounting Standards and the differences between PAS and IFRS in respect of financial reporting of PZU were presented in detail in the annual separate financial statements of Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń Spółka Akcyjna 2014, in accordance with PAS, signed by the Management Board on 16 March 2015 (“Separate financial statements of PZU for 2014”).
The separate financial statements of PZU for 2014 are available on the PZU website www.pzu.pl, under “Investor Relations”.
7.5.2. PZU Życie
The PZU accounting policy in accordance with PAS is convergent with PZU PAS policy (excluding accounting policies regarding insurance contracts and investment contracts).
In accordance with IFRS, the accounting policies regarding insurance contracts and investment contracts of PZU have been presented in Notes 5.11.4, 5.11.5, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206.
The key difference between PAS and IFRS as regards accounting for insurance contracts and investment contracts of PZU is the classification of contracts. In PAS there is no concept of investment contract and as a result all contracts are classified as insurance contracts. According to IFRS, the classification of contracts should follow the guidelines included in IFRS 4 regarding the classification of products as insurance contracts (subject to IFRS 4) or as investment contracts (recognized in accordance with IAS 39). The classification of contracts is described in Note 6.1.2.