A multi-state model for pricing critical illness insurance products

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Date created: 
2019-08-21
Identifier: 
etd20455
Keywords: 
Critical illness insurance
Markovian multi-state model
Prevalence rate
Mortality model
Graduation function
Abstract: 

Due to increasing cases of cancer and other severe illnesses, there is a great demand of critical illness insurance products. This project introduces a Markovian multi-state model based on popular critical illness plans to describe the policyholder's health condition over time, which includes being diagnosed with certain dread diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart attack. Critical illness insurance products with life insurance or other optional riders are considered. Following the idea of Baione and Levantesi (Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 58: 174-184, 2014), we focus on the method of modelling mortality rates, estimating transition probabilities with Canadian prevalence rates and incidence rates of covered illnesses, and calculating premium rates based on the multi-state model. A comparison of transition intensities under various mortality models and premium rates for critical illness policies under several graduation approaches are also illustrated.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Yi Lu
Department: 
Science: Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.Sc.
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