Actuaries in Microinsurance:
New Developments and Challenges in Insuring the Underserved
1.5 SOA CPD, CAS CE Credits/Training Hours
Microinsurance (MI), insurance designed for underserved populations, is a growing market with an increasing need for actuarial knowledge, interest and expertise. In this engaging webinar, three MI experts will provide a broad overview of MI stakeholders, the market, its unique challenges, data sources, and how you can get involved.
Topics covered will include:
- How to get involved in MI
- Data sources for MI
- Overview of key stakeholders in MI
- Overview of MI market globally and landscape study in Africa
- Recent MI market and product developments
- Challenges and solutions for actuaries
Who should attend:
- Actuaries seeking to learn more about MI and its unique challenges
- Actuaries seeking to become involved in MI
- MI specialists seeking a better understanding of actuarial aspects of MI
Eamon Kelly, FIAA
Eamon is an independent consulting actuary, with over 20 years’ experience and specializing in developing insurance markets since 2008. He has managed projects and consulted widely in many markets including South and Southeast Asia, Eastern Africa and the Middle East on inclusive insurance and microinsurance. He has directly set up and managed health microinsurance programs on the ground in India and Jordan with over 3.5 years direct on-the-field experience. He also specializes in disaster risk financing for developing insurance markets. He has co-authored two chapters in Protecting the Poor: A Microinsurance Compendium, Volume II and one chapter in Actuaries in Microinsurance.
Jeff Blacker, FSA, MAAA
Jeff is an independent consulting actuary, actuarial exam instructor, and the principal editor for the new ACTEX book, Actuaries in Microinsurance, which was published in October 2015. He worked 10 years in financial reporting and product development roles for a U.S. insurer prior to becoming a consultant in 2007. In Guatemala and Nicaragua he priced microinsurance products including, life, cancer, and accident insurance. In Kenya, he analyzed health microinsurance claims experience and provided recommendations to improve the sustainability of an insurance product. He also enjoyed working in India as a microinsurance volunteer with the Micro Insurance Academy. As an actuarial exam instructor with The Infinite Actuary, he prepares students through online seminars for Society of Actuaries exams.
Henry Yan, FIA, FIAA, CFA
Henry is an actuary consulting to IBM’s European retirement funds and Chair of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) Microinsurance Working Group. His first foray into microinsurance was through the International Labor Organization in 2009 as a volunteer technical consultant. In 2011-2012, Henry was the Executive Director of the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii), a global partnership between the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and international development organizations, whose mission is to work with insurance supervisors to increase access to insurance for low-income customers. He has spoken at conferences, worked with supervisors and conducted projects on microinsurance across all regions of the world. Henry is a qualified actuary in the UK (FIA) and Australia (FIAA) and a CFA Charterholder.
The registration fee includes access to the webcast recording and supplemental materials for up to 180 days.
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