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Book Value Accounting

The accounting methodology allowed under AICPA Statement of Position (SOP) 94-4-1 and FASB Statement of Position (FSP) AAG INV-1 by which the valuation of a fully benefit-responsive stable value investment contract is allowed to be reported at book value with market value or fair market value provided as additional disclosures. (If the plan sponsor is a governmental entity the accounting methodology is described under GASB Statement No. 53.) Certain pre-defined criteria by FASB or GASB have to be met in order for an investment contract to qualify for book value accounting and be reported at book value on financial statements.