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How actuaries can help manage longevity risk

Longevity risk is the danger that we outlive our retirement savings. This involves the ensuing challenge to maintain the standard of living that we are accustomed to or afford the ever-increasing health care and retirement housing costs. Can actuaries help the public avoid this issue?

A Lesson in Assumptions: Shock Lapse Experience Report

By Steve Schumacher, FSA, MAAA Read the report Prior to RGA completing its first Post Level Term lapse and mortality study with the SOA in 2009, a wide range of assumptions was in use by actuaries with little industry-wide late-duration level term experience available to compare against. This first study analyzed shock lapse and mortality deterioration assumptions and experience by a variety of...

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