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Recently Published SOA Research

This page highlights new SOA Research and will be updated periodically.

Trending SOA Research

Visit our Trending SOA Research Page for a quick synopsis of our most popular research reports.  Review the popular research reports for 4th Quarter, 2020.

COVID-19 Tools and Models:

A Tool for Tabulating Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Database: 2/15/21
The tool uses Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 database of cases and deaths as an input. The tool can run user-specified tabulations of the data by region and/or by filtering out locations whose data does not meet user-specified thresholds.

New SOA Research:

Taking Life Insurance Customer Engagement to the Next Level
Taking Life Insurance Customer Engagement to the Next Level, commissioned by the Society of Actuaries and produced by Aite Group, uses consumer insights, market trends, and domain expertise to provide ideas that can help insurers create better customer relationships and drive better outcomes for customers and their organizations.

New Fire Hazard Risk from Policy Responses to Climate Change 
The unprecedented losses associated with recent wildfires are yet another call to insurers to understand how climate change is impacting the landscape of fire hazards. In this report, to further advance understanding of relationship between fire hazard and climate change, for both academic and practitioner communities, we review emerging evidence showing that policies surrounding tree planting are increasingly important for fire hazard insurance. Furthermore, we discuss relevant risk factors and potential mechanisms when accounting for these policies.

Aging & Retirement Fact Sheets
Read the latest in the fact sheet series, Fintech and the Retirement Savings System. Then review the entire collection of fact sheets.

Analysis of Claim Termination Experience from 2006 to 2014
The Society of Actuaries Individual Disability Experience Committee has completed their study of claim termination experience for the period 2006-2014 comparing trends to the 2013 IDI Valuation Table (2013 IDIVT) base termination rates. Included is the report, pivot table, and data file.

14th Annual Survey of Emerging Risks Key Findings
This report summarizes the major findings from the 14th Annual Survey of Emerging Risks.

Life Pandemic Model, Updates to U.S. Life Insurance Industry Moderate Scenario
This paper updates several model assumptions in the research previously released in 2007, including mortality in light of COVID-19.

Actuarial Weather Extremes
This report examines three extreme weather phenomena in December 2020: Continuing drought in the Western United States, heavy precipitation, snowfall, and flood in the Eastern U.S., and ranking 2020 global land and ocean temperature vs previous annual averages of the last 141 years.

COVID-19 Mitigations in the U.S., Updated for January 1 - 15, 2021
This report series provides highlights of a weekly survey of practices regarding the mitigation of the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.

U.S. Population Mortality Observations – Updated with 2019 Experience
This report covers the latest emerging trends in U.S. population mortality.


Research Insight Podcast, New Episodes:

COVID-19 Mitigations in the U.S.
Listen to Dave Ingram, FSA, MAAA CERA, FRM, PRM discuss COVID-19 Mitigations in the U.S. with host, R. Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA, CFA, SOA Managing Director of Research.

US Population Mortality Observations - Updated with 2019 Experience
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) released a new report on emerging trends in U.S. population mortality. The report uses data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report includes the CDC's 2019 mortality experience, along with prior mortality experience data from 1999 through 2018.  Listen to Cindy MacDonald, FSA,MAAA, SOA Senior Experience Studies Actuary and Jerry Holman, FSA, CFA, Principal of RJH Integrated Solutions LLC. discuss the report findings with host R. Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA, CFA, SOA Managing Director of Research. 

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