In support of the SOA’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, the SOA will focus its research efforts on five key Strategic Research Programs. The SOA develops, creates and updates research covering retirement, mortality, health care, technology and climate practice areas. These research areas bring together existing projects, resources and materials, and combines with new research studies and papers to be developed over the next few years. Learn more about the strategic research programs below.
Reviews the societal impact of aging populations and the solutions for mitigating risks.
Highlights the evolution of technology as it applies to the actuarial profession and industry.
Mortality and Longevity
Examines the factors impacting models and mortality predictions, and the analysis of longevity trends.
Health Care Cost Trends
Focuses on the forces that shape health care cost and utilization, and the changes over time.
Catastrophe and Climate
Studies climate trends and their impact on extreme and catastrophic events.