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Health

  • 11250012-v2-copy.jpg Microinsurance: no job too smallDavid Dror explains how to approach micro health insurance packages in a way that maximises success 12 July 2018
  • p26-27-Ageing-iStock-174706204-(1)v2 Understanding inequalities in later lifeRachael Docking explains how factors throughout life can compound to make later life challenging, and points to how such inequalities might be tackled 12 April 2018
  • p26-27-DNA-Strand-iStock-648132432 A disquieting and awesome prospectKateryna Katyukha Swiegers considers recent advances in human genome editing and what these could mean for insurers and wider society 08 March 2018
  • p24-25-Epidemics--Virus--Istock--174990222 Mitigating the risks of epidemicsPetra Wildemann explores how to manage the risks of epidemics from zoonotic diseases to human infections 08 March 2018
  • iStock Take my breath awayClaire Jones considers the implications of environmental change for setting mortality assumptions and summarises what we currently know 08 February 2018
  • p21-23-Business-graph-on-phone--Shutterstock--382942270 The long gameJackie Li and Leonie Tickle discuss recent research results on measuring basis risk and hedge effectiveness in longevity risk transfer for pension plans 08 February 2018
  • Stem-cell-research-iStock-819568470-(1) Cancer and costAisling Kennedy reports on the latest data on the incidence and risks of cancer and how this affects critical illness costs for insurers 07 December 2017
  • p20-Watering-piggybank-illustration-iStock-607763446 Mind the gender gapMark Williams questions the sustainability of gender-based actuarial factors in pension schemes in light of social and actuarial rationale 09 November 2017
  • p28-30-Heart-transplant- What if artificial organs could replace the need for donors?Artificial organs look likely to play an increasingly important role in transplantation. Nay Wynn considers the implications for insurance 12 October 2017
  • p22-24-longivity-tree-ring-iStock-538650790.png Prolonging the longevity trendIt is well known that life expectancy has steadily and markedly increased over time in the UK. Many actuaries apparently take it as a natural law that the historic longevity trend will continue into the future. 13 April 2017
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Actuaries and healthcare

Actuaries have long been involved in financial planning for the NHS, and this is now a growing area for actuarial work, as the Government looks for ways to restructure the welfare state to meet the changing needs, demands and expectations of a changing population.

Evolving health provision models to meet changing needs is also a feature of the expansion of private sector work. Here actuaries work with other health professionals to find appropriate solutions for private medical insurance, income protection, critical illness, and long-term care insurance.

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