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Health Care Section

The objective of the ASHK Health Section is to promote and facilitate an international exchange of views, advice, research and practical information among actuaries involved with public and private health issues such as policy and program design, research and planning, adequacy and services delivery, sustainability, insurance, pre-funding and other financing methods. 

To this end, the Section organizes Seminars, Colloquia, online exchanges, meetings, and publishes works on these subjects. Furthermore, the Section may engage in activities that promote the activities of health actuaries within and outside the profession, support formal ASHK activities with a health content and interact with health committees of IAA member actuarial organizations.

Relevant information regarding the activities of the Health Section and materials of interest to actuaries are posted on this website. The Section has recently compiled a list of publications, articles and academic research from various sources that are relevant to health actuaries.

Publications, articles and academic research that might be of interest

Current Issues and Topics of Interest

MediShield Reforms in Singapore

2014 Global Medical Trends Survey Report

Health Care Matters

"The Health and Health System of South Africa: Historical Roots of Current Public Health Challenges”

Hoosen Cooovadia, Rachel Jewkes, Peter Barron, David Sanders, Diane McIntyre,, published online August 2009

“Traditional Medicine”

The World Health Organization, Executive Board, 134th Session, December 2013, Provisional Agenda Item 9.1

“Health Affairs”
Reinhard Busse, Disease Management Programs in Germany Statutory Health Insurance System Health Affairs, 23, no.3 (2004): 56-67

Actuarial Theory and Risk Management

“Cumulative Anti-Selection Theory”
William F Bluhm, Society of Actuaries 50th Anniversary Monograph, Chapter 5, 1999

“Actuarial Methods in Health Insurance Provisioning, Pricing and Forecasting”
Peter Lurie, the Institute of Actuaries of Australia’s (Institute) Biennial Convention 2007

“Creating Value through Integrated ERM for Health Care Insurers in Europe”
George C. Orros, Jane Howell, Society of Actuaries, 2008

“ERM for health insurance from an actuarial perspective: A discussion paper”
G.C. Orros and J. Smith, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, November 2010

Last Update: 18 Aug 2014

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