OTTAWA, Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) has launched Report 6: COVID-19 Canadian Insurance coverage Business Month-to-month Mixture Knowledge Evaluation, offering information as much as the top of June 2022.
This report, the ultimate within the sequence, covers the impression of COVID-19 on Canada’s life insurance coverage trade and makes use of key findings to assist decision-makers higher perceive and handle danger. This newest entry gives a near-complete view of the life insurance coverage claims expertise for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
On the peak of the primary wave of COVID-19 in April 2020, COVID-related particular person insurance coverage claims represented 13% of the entire claims. Within the second wave, COVID-related dying claims had been additionally a excessive proportion of general claims, reaching 11% of whole particular person claims in January 2021 and a excessive of 6.8% for group insurance coverage claims in the identical month.
The Omicron waves impacted life insurance coverage claims to a decrease extent, reaching a peak of seven.5% in January 2022 for particular person insurance coverage and three.5% in February 2022 for group insurance coverage. Whereas information exhibits that claims decreased after the primary quarter of 2022, a lag within the reporting of some claims is anticipated to trigger the extent of claims within the second quarter to extend.
Nonetheless, whereas Canada will possible expertise extra waves of COVID-19 infections, the extent of extra deaths and the impression on life insurance coverage claims are anticipated to be decrease than was seen thus far. Subsequently, that is the ultimate report on the month-to-month mixture claims information.
“The information analyzed on this COVID-19 report sequence will assist actuaries higher perceive and handle the impression of the pandemic on insurance coverage firms, whereas fulfilling their roles in danger administration and monetary stability within the trade,” says Nicolas Genois, FCIA, creator of the report and Chair of the CIA Analysis Council’s Expertise Analysis Committee.
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