Research Topics

Research Insights – Special Edition - SOA Annual Meeting Preview

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Research is an important part of The Society of Actuaries (SOA). We develop, sponsor and publish research and experience studies on a wide variety of topics of interest to actuaries and other business professionals. Take a few minutes to explore the research topics below.


Aging and Post-Retirement : Perspectives on retirement research and the idea of living longer and its impact

Climate: Research that explores how climate risk may affect the finance and insurance industries

Disability: Studies on long-term disability insurance

Finance: Studies and insights on financial and investment topics including economic capital and inflation/deflation

General Insurance (Property & Casualty): Reports that are relevant to general insurance matters

Health: Reports and studies on health care, including the Affordable Care Act

International: Insights from reports and studies on international actuarial issues, including retirement, health care, population aging and pension plans

Life, Mortality and Longevity: Reports and studies covering group and individual life insurance plans, mortality tables and longevity

Long-Term Care: Perspectives on long-term care insurance, from pricing to morbidity improvement

Pension, Mortality and Longevity: Reports, studies and other insights on pension plans (public and private)

Predictive Analytics & Modeling: Research reports and studies on how predictive analytics may be used in risk management situations

Risk Management: Insights on emerging risks, enterprise risk management and other risk related concepts for organizations

U.S. Population Data: Research that utilizes U.S. Population Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to produce studies, tools and articles

Committee on Knowledge Extension Research [CKER]: Results of research projects and studies that were funded by the Committee on Knowledge Extension Research (CKER), these studies tend to be more theoretical in nature and have application to many different practice areas.