Insurers may be closer to getting the data they need to improve the design and pricing of long-term care insurance (LTCI) products.
A team at the Society of Actuaries (SOA) has released results of an effort to create tables summarizing the experience insurers have had with claim incidence, claim termination and claim utilization for U.S. LTCI policies from 2000 through 2011.
The SOA hired Towers Watson to create the report. Vincent Bodnar and Matt Morton, the actuaries responsible for the results, and other project team members, collected data from 22 LTCI insurers on a total of 14.8 million people who had LTCI coverage.
The insurers provided data on 14.5 million active lives, or people who had coverage without being on claim, and on 172,281 people who collected LTCI benefits.
About 1.2 percent of the people in the database were people who had filed LTCI claims.