Disability cover has received considerable media attention recently which has led to significant analysis and review from superannuation funds and their insurers (and reinsurers) on several key issues. Here, Senior Consultants at Rice Warner, Geoff McRae and Andrea McDonnell, outline the issues and the future of this evolving provision.
Posted on: January 31, 2017
The Actuaries Institute has just released the first collection of Practice Update videos! See what each committee has been up to and also earn CPD points.
Posted on: December 22, 2016
Actuary and Director of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Jessica Twigg, reports on the current state of the NDIS and some important lessons gleaned from the trial period of the scheme.
Posted on: November 11, 2016
Director of Data Science Inna Kolyshkina and Scheme Actuary at ReturnToWorkSA Ivan Lebedev combine forces to explain a project undertaken to explore the usefulness of advanced data analytics capability for ReturnToWorkSA.
Posted on: September 16, 2016
There are many ways of measuring superimposed inflation. In this article, Aaron Cutter of Finity explains how to measure superimposed inflation by pairing claims that ‘look-a-like’ - a technique adapted from home price inflation techniques.
Posted on: September 8, 2016
An understanding of basic neuroplasticity could help make our worker’s compensation claims systems less harmful and more sustainable. Rob Aurbach outlines his award-winning research paper.
Posted on: August 23, 2016
Nick Stolk reviews the recent ‘Future of Health Seminar’ that saw industry leaders discuss product complexity, premium increases and the lack of customer engagement in Australia’s private health insurance market.
Posted on: June 24, 2016
Chris Logan compares six different funding models for ancillary healthcare (AH) against a set of criteria to suggest the optimum way to pay for AH/services like dental, physio and optical.
Posted on: June 21, 2016
Welcome to the final instalment of the two-part series! This article outlines ways in which capital can be managed to build resilience.
Posted on: June 9, 2016
Health Actuary Ignatius Li discusses risks to the sustainability of Australia’s private health care system, ahead of the Institute’s inaugural Future of Health Seminar.
Posted on: June 1, 2016
FSF2016 examined how disruptors will impact the financial services industry. It asked, how can actuaries reimagine their career in the future world? Where are the opportunities?
Posted on: May 27, 2016
In this first instalment of a two-part series, actuaries working in the Private Health Insurance (PHI) industry examine the prudential risks to capital in PHI in Australia.
Posted on: May 26, 2016
[VIDEO]: Five minutes with the Scheme Actuary of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Sarah Johnson, following her Plenary talk on Scheme Trial Site progress.
Posted on: December 14, 2015
Five minutes with Dr Caroline Howe, a leading consultant and researcher with a focus on Ageing Well at Work.
Posted on: December 9, 2015
The market for insuring the health of pets has boomed and the emphasis has moved from a property-based insurance to resembling health insurance. Brian Hau reports.
Posted on: December 2, 2015
Clare Li explores the definition and condition of a ‘perfect free market’ in traditional economics, before assessing the feasibility of those conditions in the health care market.
Posted on: November 10, 2015
[VIDEO]: Managing the costs of emerging claims will be a huge challenge as the NDIS is rolled out beyond trial sites, says statistician, actuary and co-stream leader for the Scheme, Richard Madden.
Posted on: October 22, 2015
Anthony Lowe and Leonie Tickle outline a new online tool for estimating life expectancy based on age and self-reported health status.
Posted on: October 20, 2015
The Young Actuaries Program continued its Melbourne Evening Speaker Series in August with a presentation from Barry Leung and Evelyn Njoo of Defence Health, writes James Morris.
Posted on: October 14, 2015
What do Uber, Alan Joyce and Algo-advisors have in common? They all feature in the Top 10 most popular articles on Actuaries Digital since its launch.
Posted on: September 17, 2015