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Publication Series

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  • Modeling Mortality at Older Ages - Benefits and Challenges

    By Jean-Marc Fix | Aug 19, 2019 | English

    When one looks at a curve of the mortality rates by age in developed countries, we notice a very regular pattern. Especially the middle-age groups - age 30 to 70+, for example - seem to have close to an exponential curve in mortality rates. This observation,...

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  • Understanding Mortality - Lessons From Older Ages

    By Jean-Marc Fix | Jul 31, 2019 | English

    Mercifully, death happens only once to each of us. Nonetheless as I look at my Facebook feed, I can’t help but notice that death and disease are taking more and more space, surpassing news about weddings and births. You might say aging is an unfortunate,...

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  • Genetic Testing - A Blessing or a Curse?

    By Annika Tiedemann | Jul 09, 2019 | English

    The rise of genetic testing in recent years is fueling a debate in insurance circles over the potential risks versus benefits posed by the readily available genetic information. Insurers, physicians and consumer protection organizations all have strong...

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  • Mortality and Morbidity at the End of Life’s Road

    By Jean-Marc Fix | Jun 20, 2019 | English

    How long will I live? It’s a question that humans have pondered since the dawn of time. From palmistry to the latest health fads, we have found more or less satisfactory answers. Those of us in the Life industry, as students of mortality, are interested...

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