2007 & 2008 Results for Policyholder Behavior in the Tail Risk Management Section Working Group Variable Annuity Guaranteed Benefits
Research Projects – Risk Management
The Joint Risk Management Section is trying to develop better estimates of policyholder behavior in the tail (PBITT). The mission of the PBITT working group is to examine and ultimately give guidance to actuaries on how to set policyholder assumptions in extreme scenarios.
As part of its work, the PBITT working group issued two follow-up surveys to its 2005 survey that gathered the range of assumptions actuaries use in pricing, reserving, and risk management of minimum guarantees on Variable Annuity products, such as death benefits, income benefits, withdrawal benefits and maturity benefits. The results of the surveys can be accessed at the following link:
Thanks to the members of the PBITT working group for their help in issuing and reviewing the survey:
- Jim Reiskytl, Chair
- Stephen Hodges
- Dale Hagstrom
- Pete Bondy
- Cliff Angstman
- Steven Siegel, Staff Liaison
Special thanks to Stephen Hodges and Michael Altier for their analysis and drafting the report. The working group gratefully acknowledges all of the companies that participated in the surveys.
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