A look at older age mortality improvement

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By Jeffery T. Dukes | 31 October 2010
It's becoming more common for life actuaries to make assumptions about future mortality improvement in their pricing and earnings forecasts, and many insurance products are extremely sensitive to the issue. This article provides a summary of historical and projected future rates of mortality improvement, as well as a discussion of some of today's key issues surrounding estimates of future mortality improvement.