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A Study of Incidence Experience for Taiwan Life Insurance


  • Ching-Syang Jack Yue

    () (Department of Statistics, National Chengchi University, 64, Section 2, Chi-Nan Road, Taipei, Taiwan 11605 R.O.C.)

  • Hong-Chih Huang

    () (Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Research Fellow of Risk and Insurance Research Center, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.)


Mortality improvement has become a major issue in ratemaking for insurance companies, and ratemaking is especially difficult in Taiwan. There are two reasons for this difficulty: population size and rapid improvement in mortality. Because the history of life insurance in Taiwan is relatively short, all life insurance products are typically offered based on the same experience life table, which is constructed based on the population purchasing all types of life insurance products in Taiwan. In this study, we used experience data from Taiwan life insurance companies to explore whether there are risk factors related to mortality rates. The experience data will also be used to evaluate whether the customers of life insurance companies possess mortality patterns similar to that of the overall population in Taiwan.

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  • Ching-Syang Jack Yue & Hong-Chih Huang, 2011. "A Study of Incidence Experience for Taiwan Life Insurance," The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan;The Geneva Association, vol. 36(4), pages 718-733, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:gpprii:v:36:y:2011:i:4:p:718-733

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    1. Wang, Chou-Wen & Huang, Hong-Chih & Hong, De-Chuan, 2013. "A feasible natural hedging strategy for insurance companies," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 52(3), pages 532-541.

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