CMI Postcode Mapping Tool
- The CMI issued an updated version of the “CMI Postcode Mapping Tool” in September 2020; this enables data contributors to provide non-personal indicators of socio-economic status. These indicators are requested for the Annuities, Assurances, Income Protection and SAPS investigations. The tool is available to Authorised Users only from the CMI data page. The associated documentation is publicly available alongside.
- The Mortality Projections Committee is consulting on proposed changes to the method for CMI_2020 in light of the exceptional mortality experience observed in 2020 to date. CMI Working Paper 137 describes the proposals and seeks feedback from users of the Model by 1 November 2020.
- The Mortality Projections Committee has published the results of the Subscriber survey carried out in late 2019 in CMI Working Paper 135. The Working Paper also includes the Committee’s future plans.
- The Q2 2020 mortality monitor (dated July 2020) is now available. The next quarterly update, for Q3 2020, is expected in October 2020. We have published more frequent abbreviated updates during the coronavirus pandemic.
- The Committee planned to host a meeting at Staple Inn on 1 April 2020, in conjunction with the Staple Inn Actuarial Society (SIAS). This meeting has been postponed indefinitely, in light of the coronavirus.
- CMI_2019 was published in March 2020, accompanied by CMI Working Paper 129. The Model is calibrated to England & Wales population mortality data up to 31 December 2019. You must be an Authorised User to access the Model and the accompanying documents.
- A separate frequently asked questions (FAQ) page on CMI_2019 has also been issued.
- Working Paper 127 was published in December 2019. It contains a number of analyses that are intended to be helpful to users of the CMI Model. This paper is available to Authorised Users only. An updated version was issued in January 2020 to correct minor issues in Sections 5.1 and 8.1.
Working Paper 138 was published in September 2020. This paper describes analysis of data by socio-economic status in the subset of the 2015-2018 pension annuities in payment dataset that included indicators based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), and region. A Tableau Workbook and accompanying dataset are released alongside the paper. The paper and accompanying files are available to Authorised Users only.
- Working Paper 134 was published in July 2020. This paper was issued alongside the final '16' Series pension annuities in payment mortality tables. The paper and spreadsheets are available to Authorised Users only. A briefing note on the tables is publicly-available.
Working Paper 133 was published in June 2020. This paper describes the experience of life annuities over the period 2013 to 2018. Accompanying spreadsheets show summary and detailed results. The paper and spreadsheets are available to Authorised Users only.
Working Paper 128 was published in December 2019. This paper describes the experience of pension annuities in payment over the period 2015 to 2018. Accompanying spreadsheets show summary and detailed results. The paper and accompanying spreadsheets are available to Authorised Users only.
Assurances (critical illness and mortality)
- Working Paper 132 was published in May 2020. This paper describes the experience of term assurances in the years 2015 to 2018. Accompanying spreadsheets show summary and detailed results. The paper and accompanying spreadsheets are available to Authorised Users only.
Working Paper 125 was published in November 2019. This paper describes further analysis of the experience of term assurances in the years 2011 to 2016 using generalised linear models (GLMs). The paper is available to Authorised Users only.
The Committee has contacted known providers of Whole of life policies (both Underwritten and “Guaranteed acceptance”) for the years 2011-2018, to gauge their willingness and ability to submit data. This document sets out more details. We hope to be able to initiate data collection soon.
- Working Paper 136 was published in September 2020. This paper summarises feedback on the proposed “IP11” claim inception and termination rates, released for consultation in April 2020 and finalises these rates, including a brief recap on their derivation and resulting models. The paper is available to Authorised Users only. A briefing note on the rates is publicly-available.
- Individual IP “All offices” experience results for the period 2011-2016 were released in September 2019 alongside Working Paper 124. The paper and accompanying spreadsheets are available to authorised users only.
An updated version of the CMI Income Protection Rate Table Tool was released in November 2019. Version 1.1 updates the CMI IP Tool to incorporate the IP06 claim inceptions rates, which were finalised alongside Working Paper 120 in March 2019. An updated version of the CMI IP Tool, to incorporate the IP11 claim inceptions and termination rates, will be released shortly. The CMI IP Tool and accompanying user guide are available to authorised users only.
Self-administered pension schemes (SAPS) mortality
Working Paper 126 was published in November 2019. The working paper presents an analysis of the mortality experience of data received by 30 June 2019, covering the period 2011 to 2018. You must be an Authorised User to access this paper.
Working Paper 121 was published in May 2019. The working paper presents an analysis of the mortality experience of data by industry classification over the period 2010 to 2017. You must be an Authorised User to access this paper.
The “S3” Series mortality tables were issued in December 2018 alongside Working Paper 113. The working paper summarises feedback on the consultation and describes the final tables. You must be an Authorised User to access the paper and associated outputs.
A webinar that explains the background to the S3 tables is now available to IFoA members. View the webinar
A separate briefing note on the “S3” Series mortality tables has also been issued. This is aimed at those receiving advice based on the tables, such as pension scheme trustees, and is publicly available.
Unisex mortality rates
The CMI has produced a set of unisex mortality rates that are intended for:
- actuaries undertaking Transfer Value Analysis in accordance with COBS 19.1 of the FCA Sourcebook
- actuaries preparing projections for Key Features Illustrations in accordance with COBS 13 Annex 2 of the FCA Sourcebook, and
- actuaries producing Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations in accordance with the FRC's Actuarial Standards Technical Memorandum TM1.
Note that an updated set of rates was issued in December 2019 including values applicable for the year commencing 6 April 2020.
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