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CMI investigations

The CMI undertakes the following separate investigations into mortality and morbidity experience


The mortality experience of annuitant contracts is analysed, and a number of graduations of annuitant mortality experience have been performed. Before November 2013 such experience was analysed with that of mortality under assurances.

Read more about the annuities investigation.


The claims experience of mortality and critical illness contracts is analysed and a number of graduations and tables have been produced. Before November 2013 the experience of mortality contracts was analysed alongside annuitant mortality (see above) and the experience of critical illness contracts was analysed by the former Critical Illness Committee.

Read more about the assurances investigation

Income protection

The claim inception and termination (by recovery or death) experience of individual income protection business is analysed. Graduations of the inceptions and terminations experience have also been carried out.

Read more about the income protection investigation

Mortality projections

The CMI has produced a number of tools for modelling future mortality improvements, together with supporting research papers; in particular, the CMI Mortality Projections Model is updated regularly.

Read more about the CMI's work on mortality projections

SAPs mortality investigation

The mortality experience of pensioners of self-administered pension schemes is analysed. Regular analyses of the aggregate dataset are undertaken and additional ad-hoc analyses are also carried out by the Committee. The Committee carries out graduations of its dataset from time to time and has produced three sets of mortality tables; the most recent being the “S3” Series mortality tables issued in December 2018 alongside Working Paper 113.

Read more about the SAPS mortality investigation

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    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

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    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

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    In this webinar, we will discuss how cause-of-death data from the Office for National Statistics can help us to understand how inequalities arise at the all-cause level. The key to understanding mortality inequality is to think about the chain that connects risk factors, relative risks, and cause-of-death mortality through to all-cause mortality.

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    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

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    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
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    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

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    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.