Life Insurance Mathematics by Hans U. Gerber, S.H. Cox

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By Hans U. Gerber, S.H. Cox

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Life Insurance Mathematics

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Lx+tdt. 2). 5) = e- Jot I1-x+sds . 3 Analytical Distributions of T We call the function G an analytical or "mathematical" probability distribution if it may be expressed by a simple formula. There are different reasons for postulating an analytical distribution for T. In the past efforts have been made to derive universally valid analytic expressions for G(t) from certain basic postulates, in analogy with the laws of physics. These efforts, seen from a 20th century point of view, now seem rather naive and surrounded with a certain mystique.

In what follows a method for determining premiums will be demonstrated, which takes account of the incurred risk. To this end premiums are determined by a utility function u (. 2. An Example 51 the insurer has of a monetary amount x. More specifically, we assume that the utility function is exponential. 8) the parameter a > 0 measures the risk aversion of the insurer. e. premiums should now be determined in such a way that the expected utility loss is zero. 8), the annual premium must satisfy E[e aL ] = 1.

3) k=Q The variance of Z may be calculated by the identity Var(Z) = E(Z2) - A;. 4) Chapter 3. 5) which is the net single premium calculated at twice the original force of interest. Thus calculating the variance is no more difficult than calculating the net single premium. An insurance which provides for payment only if death occurs within n years is known as a term insurance of duration n. For example 1 unit is payable only if death occurs during the first n years, the actual time of payment still being the end of the year of death.

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