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Health

  • Surgery Competition Commission slams dysfunctional private health marketThe insurance industry lacks the market power to take on local monopolies in private health care, the Competition Commission has said Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • Sally-Anne Etienne Sharing the loadSally-Anne Etienne says consumers must be encouraged to engage in their own personal welfare Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE Back to the futureThomas Kenny explores how long-term care legislation has evolved in the UK and what may be on the horizon Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • Filling the cracksAlex Isted explains why actuaries need to involve claims professionals to price and develop products properly Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • Ear with waves Health: Hear today, gone tomorrow?Work-related deafness compensation claims reached an all-time high in the 1990s and are still on the rise. Avital Kaye explains why Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • Ros Altmann Soapbox: Time to get realRos Altmann outlines why the Bank of England's policies are so bad for pensions Thursday, July 4, 2013
  • NHS reviews impact of higher pension ageThe onset of higher pension ages has led the NHS to look at how it can cope with an ageing workforce in which many staff members will be working past what has long been pensionable age. Monday, June 24, 2013
  • Jeremy Hunt Health Secretary Variations in early death rates 'shocking', says health secretaryLocal authorities must take the lead in addressing 'shocking' regional variations in early death rates, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today. Tuesday, June 11, 2013
  • Claire Jones Soapbox: rethinking economic growthClaire Jones calls for an overhaul of how we measure the success of our economy and urges a move away from GDP growth as a primary goal Thursday, June 6, 2013
  • Old person retirement pensions Lengthy retirement 'is bad for your health'Ministers have been urged to remove barriers to people working longer after a study found that retirement has a detrimental effect on both mental and physical health over time. Thursday, May 16, 2013
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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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