2004–05 U.S. Individual Life Persistency Update

Experience Studies – Individual Life


This report presents the results of the most recent study of individual life insurance lapse experience in the United States conducted jointly by LIMRA International and the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The observation period for the study is calendar years 2004–05. The study is based on data provided by 34 individual life insurance writers and it presents lapse experience for whole life, term life, universal life and variable universal life plans issued between 1901 and 2005. This report includes results for most key policy and product factors.

To aid the reader in interpreting the information contained in the report, an Excel spreadsheet, which provides additional details, is also available.


2004–05 U.S. Individual Life Persistency Update

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