Mortality projections

  • 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.

  • We have made a number of enhancements to the interface to the software since CMI_2018 v2, which do not affect the calculations. We are making CMI_2018 v3 available on request as a “beta” version. Assuming that no issues emerge, we intend to include these features in CMI_2019. The key change is described on the Working Paper 119 webpage.

  • A survey is being carried out by the Committee to collect the views of users of the CMI Mortality Projections Model. We are interested in how the Model is used in practice and in gathering users’ views on how we could improve the Model and our supporting research. The survey has been sent to nominated contacts at all current Subscribers with responses requested by 31 December.

  • The Q3 2019 mortality monitor (dated October 2019) is now available. The next update, for Q4 2019, is expected towards the end of January 2020.

  • An updated version of the CMI_2017 software, v04, was released in October 2019 to correct an issue where using certain values of the period smoothing parameter in the Extended initial improvements input would lead to the Model not using the age and cohort smoothing parameters, described on the Working Paper 105 webpage.

  • CMI_2018 was published in March 2019, accompanied by CMI Working Paper 119. The Model is calibrated to England & Wales population mortality data up to 31 December 2018 and used a lower default value of the period smoothing parameter, Sĸ, following consultation . You must be an Authorised User to access the Model and the accompanying documents.
     
  • An updated version of the CMI_2018 software, v02, was released in April 2019 to correct a potential error that could have affected users in a specific circumstance, described on the Working Paper 119 webpage.
     
  • A separate Briefing note on CMI_2018 has also been issued. This is aimed at those receiving advice based on the Model, such as pension scheme trustees and Non-Executive Directors of insurance companies and is publicly available.
     
  • Cobus Daneel has been appointed Chair of the Committee, to succeed Tim Gordon.  
     
  • The Committee hosted a meeting at Staple Inn on 2 April 2019, in conjunction with the Staple Inn Actuarial Society (SIAS), to discuss recent mortality experience and the prospects for future mortality improvements. The presentation, including an audio recording, is available from the SIAS website.
     
  • Working Paper 115 was published in December 2018. 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 of Working Paper 115 was issued in March 2019 to correct errors in Section 4.3.

Annuitant mortality

  • 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 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 now received term assurances data to 2018 from all expected data contributors. This data is being processed ahead of producing “all offices” results.
  • 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 early in 2020.

  • Working Paper 123 was published in July 2019. This paper describes the experience of term assurances in the years 2011 to 2016. Accompanying spreadsheets show summary and detailed results. The paper and accompanying spreadsheets are available to Authorised Users only.

Income protection

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.

  • The SAPS Committee is currently seeking new members. Details can be found on the volunteer vacancies page. The closing date for applications is 6 December 2019.

  • 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.

  • Working Paper 107 was published in June 2018. The working paper contains a consultation on the proposed graduations of the “S3” Series mortality tables. You must be an authorised user to access this paper.

High Age Mortality

  • The final report of the High Age Mortality Working Party, Working Paper 122, was published in June 2019. The paper reports on how CMI investigation committees have used the HAMWP’s method for extending mortality graduations to high ages; and analysis of data collected from large self-administered pension schemes. Following the publication of this paper, the Working Party has now closed.

  • Working Paper 106 was published in June 2018. The working paper describes methods for, and analyses the results of determining populations at high ages, and extending graduating mortality rates to high ages. This paper has been made publicly available.

  • Supplementary material to CMI Working Paper 100 was published in October 2017. Following requests from Subscribers, a supplementary note has been issued detailing the framework for extending graduated mortality rates to higher ages together with a spreadsheet containing illustrative mortality rates from applying the method to selected tables from the CMI’s “08” Series and “S2” Series. The note is publicly-available but the spreadsheet is only available to authorised users.
     
  • Working Paper 100 was published in June 2017. The working paper illustrates alternative methods of estimating population exposures at high ages, presents analysis of mortality at the oldest ages and describes a framework for setting mortality rates at high ages for portfolio graduations. This paper has been made publicly available
     
  • Working Paper 85 was published in October 2015. The Working Paper presents the initial findings of the High Age Mortality Working Party. The Working Party was established to investigate issues relating to the estimation of mortality at very high ages. Alongside the report, the CMI is also releasing a reading list for users who would like to read more around this issue. The paper and reading list are 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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