Modeling Flexible Benefit Selectionof their (and sometimes their family's) medical care. The insurance benefits may require the payment ... in which group members obtain health care from licensed health care providers and then are reimbursed ...
Description: A mathematical framework for benefits and choices must be created to model benefit selection. This paper creates such a framework by defining benefit plans as reimbursement functions. These are then used with a defined choice function to calculate the cost deviation due to selection. Finally, utility functions can be applied to this framework to predict choice.Hide
- Authors: Charles S Fuhrer, Arnold Shapiro
- Date: Oct 1992
- Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
- Publication Name: Transactions of the SOA
- Topics: Pensions & Retirement>Assumptions and methods; Pensions & Retirement>Pension finance