- 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 E-cigarettes - examined the emergence of e-cigarettes and their impact on insured lives.
- 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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Cancer incidence and mortality vary by region and socioeconomic status. Modelling the structure development and trends of cancer risk is important for insurance purposes and can impact pricing and reserving in related health insurance fields such as critical illness insurance and care provision.
A panel discussion with investment representatives discussing the impact of investment on climate change and vice versa.
This event is part of The Road to Glasgow: IFoA’s Sustainability Thought Leadership Series which will provide a platform for prominent contributors so that our members and others can understand the perspectives of a wide range of parties interested in the climate debate.
Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing our world today. Addressing it will require multi-faceted solutions. Through this panel session, we will explore the different levers that can be used to meet net-zero targets including climate science and data, government engagement, and mobilising green finance.
How governments and societies collectively respond to the climate crisis is increasingly being analysed through the lens of intergenerational fairness. Our expert panel will assess and explore the extent to which inter-generous fairness is being considered in climate policies, the lessons from those countries who are leading the way on fairness and justice in climate interventions, and more.
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.
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.
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.