Module Catalogues

Life Insurance Mathematics I

Module Title Life Insurance Mathematics I
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

This module provides students with a solid background for life contingent insurance. Students are required to understand tabular/parametric survival models. Students also understand how to calculate the present value of random variables associated with benefits and expenses. Students are equipped with efficient skills to calculate premiums for various life insurance contracts, including allowance for expenses and profits.

Learning outcomes

A. Understand the life insurance, simple assurance and annuity contracts
B. Construct the mathematical formula for a variety of survival models
C. Apply life table and selection to calculate survival probability
D. Assess insurance benefits
E. Classify, define and derive the expected present values of life annuities and be able to use recursive equations; Express the values of life annuities in terms of the life table functions.
F. Calculate net premiums and net reserves for profit contracts and calculate gross premiums and the annual loss/profit for different contracts and policies.
G. Analyze and calculate reserves for insurances and annuities and describe the prospective and retrospective reserves.

Method of teaching and learning

This module is delivered through formal lectures and tutorial classes