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ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

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Our Analysis After analyzing the IAI CT5 examinations of last 7 years, we have identified some trends which could help candidates in preparing for this exam in a better manner. As the result of CT5 exam in the last attempt is 18%, we believe there is a need to identify the more important sections where paying more attention from students can help them in cracking the exam. Below graphs indicate the chapter wise-weightage for CT5 papers historically: 30.00% 27.50% 25.00% 22.50% 20.00% 17.50% 15.00% 12.50% 10.00% 7.50% 5.00% 2.50% 0.00%

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Keeping this in mind, we have developed this paper from the most appearing chapters: Chapter 3 (The Life Table) Chapter 5 (Net Premiums and Reserves) Chapter 8 (Simple annuities and assurances involving two lives) Chapter 11 (Determining reserves using profit testing) and Chapter 12 (Competing risks). These chapters covered 70% of the examination paper historically. This will help you do targeted revision for the upcoming examinations. Its’ recommended though that you do revise for other chapters also, but focusing on this paper will help you get the maximum ROI on your effort

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ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

SAMPLE PAPER I Max. Marks: 100 Time Allotted: 3 hours Note: Use of Scientific Calculators & Actuarial Tables is allowed Q.1 The A population is subject to two modes of decrement, α and β, between ages x and x+1. In the single decrement tables;

where 0

t 1

Write down an integral expression for (aq) x . Hence obtain an expression for this probability in term of x only. [6] Q.2 A level premium with-profit 20-year endowment assurance policy, issued to a life aged exactly 40 has a sum assured of Rs. 10,000. The death benefits are payable at the end of the year of death. Premiums are calculated assuming AM92 Select mortality, 4% pa interest, initial expenses of Rs.150 and claim related expenses of 3% of the base sum assured (payable on death or maturity). Calculate the annual premium if the policy is assumed to provide compound bonuses of 4% pa of the sum assured vesting at the end of each policy year. [4] Q.3 A life insurance company issue a 5 year unit linked pension plan to a life aged 45 exact on 1st Jan 2009 under which level premiums are payable yearly in advance. 95% of the premiums are allocated to units in all five policy years. A fund management charge of 2.5% of the fund value is deducted at the end of each policy year. A fixed administration charge of Rs 720 p.a. is deducted at the start of each policy year. The management charges are deducted from the fund before any death benefits are paid. The death benefit is equal to the fund value and the benefits are paid only at the end of the year. The investment managers follow a passive investment strategy which mimics the nifty index. The Company uses the following assumptions in its profit test for this policy: Interest on non-unit CF 5% per annum 3

ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

Mortality rate Renewal Expenses First Year Commission Renewal Commission Ignore withdrawals

2 per 1000 for all ages Acquisition Expense Rs 500 Rs 500 per annum at the beginning of the year 4% of premium 4% of premium Ignore Taxes

The company expects the Nifty index to behave in the following manner. Date 01-Jan-2009 31-Dec-2009 31-Dec-2010 31-Dec-2011 31-Dec-2012 31-Dec-2013 i. ii.

iii.

iv.

Nifty Index 4000 3800 4294 4766 4290 4977

Calculate the account value at the end of five policy years showing detailed calculations assuming annual premium is Rs.1,00,000. (5) The product also guarantees on maturity a 2.5% return per annum compounded on the premiums paid. Therefore the maturity value is equal to the higher of fund value at maturity or the guaranteed amount at maturity. Calculate the Value of new business assuming an RDR of 12%. Value of new business is equal to the present value of profits divided by the annual premium. (8) The Chief Actuary now decides to build up a reserve for the guaranteed payout equal to 2.5% of the year end fund value in the first four policy years. This reserve would be released in the fifth policy year to meet the guarantee, if required. Recalculate the value of new business allowing for this new requirement. (5) Calculate the IRR to the customer based on assumptions available at the time of pricing the product. (2) [20]

Q.4 A life insurance company uses the following 3 state model, to estimate the profit in respect of a 2 year combined death benefit and sickness policy issued to a healthy policyholder aged exact 55 at inception.

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ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

In return for a Single premium of Rs 25,000 payable at the outset the company will pay the following benefits: Rs 50,000 if the policyholder dies within 2 years, payable at the end of the year of death: Rs 35,000 at the end of each of the 2 years if the policyholder is sick at those times. Let St represent the state of t h e policyholder at age 55+t, so that S0 = H and for t=1 and 2, St = H, S or D

The company uses transition probabilities defined as follows:

For t =0 and 1 the transition probabilities are: = 0.09

= 0.10

= 0.6

= 0.16

(i) One possible outcome for this policy is that the policyholder is healthy at times 0, 1 and 2. List all possible outcomes and the associated cash flows. (3) (ii)

Calculate the probability that each outcome occurs (5)

(iii) Assuming a rate of interest of 5% per annum, calculate the net present value at time 0 of the profit for each outcome. 5

ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

(2) (iv) Calculate the mean and standard deviation of the net present value at time 0 of the profit for the policy. (5) [15] Q.5 (i) (ii)

List down the steps involved in profit testing a conventional product. A unit linked contract has the following features: The benefit payable on death is the sum of Sum Assured, Unit Account Value and the Guaranteed Addition. Sum Assured in the first year is Rs.100, 000 which increases by Rs.50, 000 at the end of each year The benefit payable on maturity is the sum of Unit Account Value and the Guaranteed Addition The benefit payable on Surrender is the sum of Unit Account Value and the Guaranteed Addition The Guaranteed Addition is defined as 5% of all premiums paid till the date of this benefit is payable. The policy term and premium payable term is 3 years and all premiums are payable on annual basis i.e. at the beginning of every year. Following charges are payable under this contract: o Premium Allocation charge of 4% in all years o Bid offer spread is 5% o Fund management charge is 1% per annum Following profit test assumptions are given to you. • Expenses: Rs.1,000 at the start of the first policy year and Rs.200 at the start of subsequent policy years; • Commission: 10% of first year premium • Dependent Rate of Mortality: 0.001 per annum for all ages • Dependent Rate of Surrender: 0.10 for first year and 0.05 for second policy year • Unit Growth Rate: 12% per annum • Interest rate on non-unit cash flows: 8% per annum • Risk discount rate is 15% per annum 6

ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

You may further assume that;

Death claims and surrenders occur at the end of the year The Fund management Charge for a year is deducted at the end of the year The investment return on the unit account is credited at the end of the year The interest income on non-unit cash flows is earned at the end of the year Ignore non unit reserves i. ii. iii.

iv.

Calculate the unit account value on maturity if the annual premium is Rs.50,000 (3) Calculate the net present value of the profit signature of the contract (4) Suggest three modifications in the contract to reduce the capital need in the contract (3) It was noticed that the contact does not meet the profit targets of the Company. Suggest f o u r modifications t o i n c r e a s e t h e profitability of the contract. (4) [19]

Q.6 A life insurance company decides to introduce a new product in which the customer can choose the pattern of premium payment (for e.g. whether level or increasing) for a defined set of benefits. The sum assured will vary depending on the pattern of premium payment chosen. The life advisor is provided with a calculator which gives the sum assured that can be provided by choosing the amount of premium and the way the premium will vary. The details of the policy and the basis used for calculation are: Type of Plan – with profit endowment Policy Term – 30 years Mortality – AM92 Select Interest – 4% per annum Initial expense – Rs 250 plus 50% of gross first annual premium Renewal expenses – NIL Claim expenses – Rs 300 on death; Rs 150 on maturity 7

ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

Future simple reversionary bonuses will be declared at the rate of 2% per annum and vesting at the end of each policy year (i.e. death benefit does not include any bonus relating to the policy year of death) The prospective policyholder is 35 year old male life. The policyholder wants to know whether the amount of sum assured he will get for the two different premium payment patterns given below i. ii.

Level annual premiums of Rs 10,000 are payable in advance which increases by Rs 500 every year from the second policy year Level annual premiums of Rs 20,000 payable in advance for the first 25 years and then it reduces to Rs 2,000 from the 26th policy year. [15]

Q.7 i.

Discuss the uses and shortcomings of the crude death rate, the standardized mortality rate and the standardized mortality ratio for comparing the mortality at different times of the population of a given country (5)

ii.

Explain how a change in the stringency of underwriting may give rise to spurious selection.

(3) [8]

Q.8 i.

In the context of net premiums and reserves, state the conditions necessary for equality of prospective and retrospective reserves. (2)

ii.

Give two reasons why, in practice, these conditions may not hold. (2) [4]

Q.9 i.

List down the mortality and morbidity risk classes over which the insured lives may be grouped for charging the risk premiums. (3) 8

ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

ii.

Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using only one premium rate table for all risk classes? (3)

[6] Q.10 Explain the terms “Independent rates of decrement” and “Dependent rates of decrement” and give examples supporting your statements. It is given that there are two decrements α and µ operating in a population. If the independent rates of α and µ are 0.05 and 0.02 respectively for a life aged X, calculate the dependent rates of α and µ. State the assumptions you make in the calculations. [3]

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ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

Exam weightage

Our Analysis After analyzing the IAI CT5 examinations of last 7 years, we have identified some trends which could help candidates in preparing for this exam in a better manner. As the result of CT5 exam in the last attempt is 18%, we believe there is a need to identify the more important sections where paying more attention from students can help them in cracking the exam. Below graphs indicate the chapter wise-weightage for CT5 papers historically: 30.00% 27.50% 25.00% 22.50% 20.00% 17.50% 15.00% 12.50% 10.00% 7.50% 5.00% 2.50% 0.00%

May2011 May2010 Nov2010 May2009 Nov2009 May2008 1

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25.00% 20.00% 15.00% Last 5 years IAI exams

10.00%

Last 7 years IAI exams

5.00% 0.00% 1

2

3

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5

6

7

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9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Chapters

Keeping this in mind, we have developed this paper from the most appearing chapters: Chapter 3 (The Life Table) Chapter 5 (Net Premiums and Reserves) Chapter 8 (Simple annuities and assurances involving two lives) Chapter 11 (Determining reserves using profit testing) and Chapter 12 (Competing risks). These chapters covered 70% of the examination paper historically. This will help you do targeted revision for the upcoming examinations. Its’ recommended though that you do revise for other chapters also, but focusing on this paper will help you get the maximum ROI on your effort

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ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

SAMPLE PAPER I Max. Marks: 100 Time Allotted: 3 hours Note: Use of Scientific Calculators & Actuarial Tables is allowed Q.1 The A population is subject to two modes of decrement, α and β, between ages x and x+1. In the single decrement tables;

where 0

t 1

Write down an integral expression for (aq) x . Hence obtain an expression for this probability in term of x only. [6] Q.2 A level premium with-profit 20-year endowment assurance policy, issued to a life aged exactly 40 has a sum assured of Rs. 10,000. The death benefits are payable at the end of the year of death. Premiums are calculated assuming AM92 Select mortality, 4% pa interest, initial expenses of Rs.150 and claim related expenses of 3% of the base sum assured (payable on death or maturity). Calculate the annual premium if the policy is assumed to provide compound bonuses of 4% pa of the sum assured vesting at the end of each policy year. [4] Q.3 A life insurance company issue a 5 year unit linked pension plan to a life aged 45 exact on 1st Jan 2009 under which level premiums are payable yearly in advance. 95% of the premiums are allocated to units in all five policy years. A fund management charge of 2.5% of the fund value is deducted at the end of each policy year. A fixed administration charge of Rs 720 p.a. is deducted at the start of each policy year. The management charges are deducted from the fund before any death benefits are paid. The death benefit is equal to the fund value and the benefits are paid only at the end of the year. The investment managers follow a passive investment strategy which mimics the nifty index. The Company uses the following assumptions in its profit test for this policy: Interest on non-unit CF 5% per annum 3

ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

Mortality rate Renewal Expenses First Year Commission Renewal Commission Ignore withdrawals

2 per 1000 for all ages Acquisition Expense Rs 500 Rs 500 per annum at the beginning of the year 4% of premium 4% of premium Ignore Taxes

The company expects the Nifty index to behave in the following manner. Date 01-Jan-2009 31-Dec-2009 31-Dec-2010 31-Dec-2011 31-Dec-2012 31-Dec-2013 i. ii.

iii.

iv.

Nifty Index 4000 3800 4294 4766 4290 4977

Calculate the account value at the end of five policy years showing detailed calculations assuming annual premium is Rs.1,00,000. (5) The product also guarantees on maturity a 2.5% return per annum compounded on the premiums paid. Therefore the maturity value is equal to the higher of fund value at maturity or the guaranteed amount at maturity. Calculate the Value of new business assuming an RDR of 12%. Value of new business is equal to the present value of profits divided by the annual premium. (8) The Chief Actuary now decides to build up a reserve for the guaranteed payout equal to 2.5% of the year end fund value in the first four policy years. This reserve would be released in the fifth policy year to meet the guarantee, if required. Recalculate the value of new business allowing for this new requirement. (5) Calculate the IRR to the customer based on assumptions available at the time of pricing the product. (2) [20]

Q.4 A life insurance company uses the following 3 state model, to estimate the profit in respect of a 2 year combined death benefit and sickness policy issued to a healthy policyholder aged exact 55 at inception.

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ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

In return for a Single premium of Rs 25,000 payable at the outset the company will pay the following benefits: Rs 50,000 if the policyholder dies within 2 years, payable at the end of the year of death: Rs 35,000 at the end of each of the 2 years if the policyholder is sick at those times. Let St represent the state of t h e policyholder at age 55+t, so that S0 = H and for t=1 and 2, St = H, S or D

The company uses transition probabilities defined as follows:

For t =0 and 1 the transition probabilities are: = 0.09

= 0.10

= 0.6

= 0.16

(i) One possible outcome for this policy is that the policyholder is healthy at times 0, 1 and 2. List all possible outcomes and the associated cash flows. (3) (ii)

Calculate the probability that each outcome occurs (5)

(iii) Assuming a rate of interest of 5% per annum, calculate the net present value at time 0 of the profit for each outcome. 5

ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

(2) (iv) Calculate the mean and standard deviation of the net present value at time 0 of the profit for the policy. (5) [15] Q.5 (i) (ii)

List down the steps involved in profit testing a conventional product. A unit linked contract has the following features: The benefit payable on death is the sum of Sum Assured, Unit Account Value and the Guaranteed Addition. Sum Assured in the first year is Rs.100, 000 which increases by Rs.50, 000 at the end of each year The benefit payable on maturity is the sum of Unit Account Value and the Guaranteed Addition The benefit payable on Surrender is the sum of Unit Account Value and the Guaranteed Addition The Guaranteed Addition is defined as 5% of all premiums paid till the date of this benefit is payable. The policy term and premium payable term is 3 years and all premiums are payable on annual basis i.e. at the beginning of every year. Following charges are payable under this contract: o Premium Allocation charge of 4% in all years o Bid offer spread is 5% o Fund management charge is 1% per annum Following profit test assumptions are given to you. • Expenses: Rs.1,000 at the start of the first policy year and Rs.200 at the start of subsequent policy years; • Commission: 10% of first year premium • Dependent Rate of Mortality: 0.001 per annum for all ages • Dependent Rate of Surrender: 0.10 for first year and 0.05 for second policy year • Unit Growth Rate: 12% per annum • Interest rate on non-unit cash flows: 8% per annum • Risk discount rate is 15% per annum 6

ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

You may further assume that;

Death claims and surrenders occur at the end of the year The Fund management Charge for a year is deducted at the end of the year The investment return on the unit account is credited at the end of the year The interest income on non-unit cash flows is earned at the end of the year Ignore non unit reserves i. ii. iii.

iv.

Calculate the unit account value on maturity if the annual premium is Rs.50,000 (3) Calculate the net present value of the profit signature of the contract (4) Suggest three modifications in the contract to reduce the capital need in the contract (3) It was noticed that the contact does not meet the profit targets of the Company. Suggest f o u r modifications t o i n c r e a s e t h e profitability of the contract. (4) [19]

Q.6 A life insurance company decides to introduce a new product in which the customer can choose the pattern of premium payment (for e.g. whether level or increasing) for a defined set of benefits. The sum assured will vary depending on the pattern of premium payment chosen. The life advisor is provided with a calculator which gives the sum assured that can be provided by choosing the amount of premium and the way the premium will vary. The details of the policy and the basis used for calculation are: Type of Plan – with profit endowment Policy Term – 30 years Mortality – AM92 Select Interest – 4% per annum Initial expense – Rs 250 plus 50% of gross first annual premium Renewal expenses – NIL Claim expenses – Rs 300 on death; Rs 150 on maturity 7

ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

Future simple reversionary bonuses will be declared at the rate of 2% per annum and vesting at the end of each policy year (i.e. death benefit does not include any bonus relating to the policy year of death) The prospective policyholder is 35 year old male life. The policyholder wants to know whether the amount of sum assured he will get for the two different premium payment patterns given below i. ii.

Level annual premiums of Rs 10,000 are payable in advance which increases by Rs 500 every year from the second policy year Level annual premiums of Rs 20,000 payable in advance for the first 25 years and then it reduces to Rs 2,000 from the 26th policy year. [15]

Q.7 i.

Discuss the uses and shortcomings of the crude death rate, the standardized mortality rate and the standardized mortality ratio for comparing the mortality at different times of the population of a given country (5)

ii.

Explain how a change in the stringency of underwriting may give rise to spurious selection.

(3) [8]

Q.8 i.

In the context of net premiums and reserves, state the conditions necessary for equality of prospective and retrospective reserves. (2)

ii.

Give two reasons why, in practice, these conditions may not hold. (2) [4]

Q.9 i.

List down the mortality and morbidity risk classes over which the insured lives may be grouped for charging the risk premiums. (3) 8

ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

ii.

Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using only one premium rate table for all risk classes? (3)

[6] Q.10 Explain the terms “Independent rates of decrement” and “Dependent rates of decrement” and give examples supporting your statements. It is given that there are two decrements α and µ operating in a population. If the independent rates of α and µ are 0.05 and 0.02 respectively for a life aged X, calculate the dependent rates of α and µ. State the assumptions you make in the calculations. [3]

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ActuarialAnswers Sample Paper – CT5 General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies

Evaluation We would be sending out the evaluation for this exam in a week’s time. In the meanwhile, we are open to providing one-to-one evaluation for your attempt at this sample paper. You may email us your solutions in a document or scanned copies at [email protected]

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