The Society of Actuaries develops and funds a variety of health insurance-focused research. Access our research involving the Affordable Care Act costs, health care systems, risk assessments, experience studies and more.
2021 Health Care Cost Model
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) created the SOA 2021 Health Care Cost Model to enable users to estimate future U.S. health care insurance costs.
Society of Actuaries Research Brief: Impact of COVID-19, June 12, 2020
This Society of Actuaries Research Brief has been constructed to highlight some of the key features of the COVID-19 epidemic and contemplate the risks for the actuarial profession to consider in their work.
Impact of COVID-19 on Deferred Medical Costs and Future Pent-Up Demand
As COVID-19 has forced the reduced activity in the U.S. economy, there has been effects on the U.S. healthcare system. Two specific agencies, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS), have put together some guidance to add more clarity towards what types of services should be provided and what types ought to be deferred.
COVID-19 from the U.S. Insurance Industry Regulation Perspective
This special episode of the SOA’s Research Insights Podcast highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting actuaries and their interaction with U.S. insurance regulators. We were pleased to be joined by Mike Consedine, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
Software & Tools
Model of Long-Term Health Care Cost Trends in Canada
Download the resource model on long term healthcare cost trends.
Modeling Long Term Healthcare Cost Trends - Update for 2019
Download the resource model on long term health care cost trends.
Direct Primary Care: Evaluating a New Model of Delivery and Financing
This report provides health care stakeholders with a comprehensive description of Direct Primary Care (DPC).
Mental Health Trends and COVID-19
With the pandemic outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through the world in the first part of 2020, many resulting outcomes have triggered the potential to see an increase in the use of mental health benefits in health care insurance systems.
An Analysis of the US National Health Expenditure Report
This SOA report summarizes the 2018 results of the National Health Expenditure Report, comparing to previous years’ results and projections and highlighting the biggest changes.
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