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.