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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 3rd Quarter, 2020.

COVID-19 Tools and Models:

A Tool for Tabulating Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Database: 1/11/21
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:

Environmental Risk Series
Review the latest addition to this report series, Sustainable Insurance: A Changing International and National Landscape.

Group Life COVID-19 Mortality Survey
The purpose of this survey is to gather a high-level view of U.S. Group Term Life Insurance mortality results during the COVID-19 pandemic, as compared to prior period baseline mortality results. The datasets for this report encompass all Group Term Life claims reported to participating carriers as of August 31, 2020. 

Visualizations of COVID-19 Case and Death Counts
This web page provides links to online graphs and maps, developed by the Society of Actuaries of COVID-19 case and death data. The exhibits provide three levels of geographic summarization: worldwide data by country, United States data by state, and United States data by county.

COVID-19 Low Interest Rate Environment Cash Flow Testing Survey, December 18, 2020
This survey covers three topics related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cash flow testing (CFT): general approach and strategy; deterministic scenarios; and stochastic scenarios.

Research Insight Podcast, New Episodes:

Actuarial Practice Impact of a New U.S. Administration
Listen to John Bertko, FSA, MAAA, an independent actuarial consultant working as the Chief Actuary with Covered California and Steve Goss, ASA, MAAA, Chief Actuary at the Social Security Administration discuss actuarial practice impact of a new U.S. administration with host, R. Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA, CFA, SOA Managing Director of Research. This podcast was recorded during the time period December 2-8, 2020.

Special Holiday Edition 2020-2021, Part 2
Listen to SOA research actuaries Mervyn Kopinsky, Cynthia MacDonald, Achilles Natsis, Lisa Schilling, Steven Siegel, and Ronora Stryker look ahead to 2021, both personally and professionally, with host, R. Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA, CFA, SOA Managing Director of Research.

Special Holiday Edition 2020, Part 1
Listen to SOA research actuaries Mervyn Kopinsky, Cynthia MacDonald, Achilles Natsis, Lisa Schilling, Steven Siegel, and Ronora Stryker look back on 2020, both personally and professionally, with host, R. Dale Hall, FSA, CERA, MAAA, CFA, SOA Managing Director of Research.

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