Health Care Costs - From Birth to Death

Research Projects in Health

The Society of Actuaries is pleased to make available a research report that analyzes health care cost differences by age and their contribution to overall health care cost change. Commercial data held by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) and Medicare fee-for-service data were used for the study. The report was authored by Dale Yamamoto.


Health Care Costs - From Birth to Death Report
Health Care Costs - From Birth to Death - Databook


If you have any questions or comments regarding the report, please contact Steve Siegel, Research Actuary at

Thank You

The SOA would like to thank the following members of the project oversight group for their review and support of the project:

Roy Goldman
Ted Prospect
Derek Guyton
Eric Keener
Jeff Petertil
John Schubert
Kevin Binder
Marilyn Oliver
Steve Siegel, SOA Research Actuary
Barbara Scott, SOA Research Administrator