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Disbanded research working parties

Listed below are the health and care working parties which have now completed their research and are disbanded. Please use the links provided to find out more about the area of research each working party undertook and to view their final output.
  • Antibiotic Resistance - examined the rise of Antibiotic resistance (‘ABR’) and how it had become an increasing concern to the medical professions, health services and governments of the world’s major economies
  • Cancer Modelling – aimed to develop projections of the likely future financial burden of cancer in England and Wales, covering both direct and indirect costs
  • Critical Illness -  to examine the risks and pricing issues associated with current ABI+ and newer minor illness definitions in the Critical Illness Market
  • Genetics - aimed to accumulate a body of evidence regarding the potential risks of anti-selection from genetic testing to allow the profession to make informed contributions to this topic
  • Impact of Wearables and the Internet of Things - the aim of the working party was to look at the emergence of wearable technology and the internet of things and their current and potential usage within the health and care area. 
  • Income Protection - examined the relationship between sickness and socio-economic factors
  • Insuring Later Life Illnesses - worked to provide a deeper understanding of later life conditions, and thus allowing insurers to develop more product solutions to help fund care and other costs in later life
  • Life and Health Reporting - studied the reserving practices of different firms with reference to health and care insurance products
  • Long Term Care - analysed alternative long term care funding models, global models and the potential applications to the UK
  • Product Research Group - explored the role of pensions and other products which could provide a framework for saving to meet potential long term care needs.
  • Pensions and Long Term Care Steering Group was a cross practice Working Party investigating the challenges of meeting long term care costs, a significant funding challenge for individuals, and both, current and future governments

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