Modelling Income Protection Insurance claim termination rates by cause of sickness II: Mortality of assured lives

S Y Ling, Howard Richard Waters, A D Wilkie

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Abstract

This is the second of three papers in which we present methods and results for the estimation
and modelling of claim termination rates for Income Protection (IP) insurance, allowing for
different causes of claim. In the first paper we discussed recoveries. In this and the third paper we
develop models for the mortality of IP claimants.
We model this mortality as the sum of two components: a base, or background, mortality,
which is a function of age and calendar year, but not of the specific cause of sickness or its
current duration, and a cause-specific element which does depend on the current duration of the
sickness. In this paper we discuss the modelling of the base mortality. In particular, we use data
supplied by the Continuous Mortality Investigation relating to UK assured lives from 1975
(males) and 1983 (females) to 2003 to develop models of mortality which are functions of sex, age
and calendar year. Such models are of interest in their own right, particularly at a time when
expected future lifetimes are increasing.
The modelling of the cause-specific component of the mortality model is discussed in Paper
III.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-259
Number of pages19
JournalAnnals of Actuarial Science
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Mortality
  • Assured Lives
  • UK Data
  • Calendar Year
  • Generalised Linear Models
  • Income Protection Insurance

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