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Policyholder Behavior in the Tail Risk Management Section Working Group Variable Annuity Guaranteed Benefits 2014 Survey Results

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 its eighth survey to gather 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 survey can be accessed by clicking on the link to the right.


Report

Policyholder Behavior in the Tail Risk Management Section Working Group Variable Annuity Guaranteed Benefits 2014 Survey Results


Questions

The PBITT Working Group encourages and welcomes comments, questions, and suggestions. Please send them to either Jim Reiskytl, jimreiskytl@wi.rr.com, or Steven Siegel, ssiegel@soa.org.


Thank You

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
Peter Bondy
Cliff Angstman
Josh Windsor
Steven Siegel, SOA Research Actuary
Barbara Scott, SOA Research Administrator

Special thanks to Stephen Hodges and Chuck Bremer for their analysis and drafting the report. The working group gratefully acknowledges all of the companies that participated in the survey.