Instructions to Authors for SA Actuarial Journals

Individuals or teams planning to submit papers to the SAAJ for publication are advised to read through the following documents to ensure that their drafts are consistent with SAAJ standards. For those papers accepted for publication, this would help to ensure a smoother transition to completion of the process.

Editor of SAAJ

Rob Rusconi is the editor of the SA Aactuarial Journal.  Any queries may be directed to Rob at:
robr@tresconsulting.co.za or by telephone at +27 82 3345937.

Catastrophe modelling: deriving the 1-in-200 year mortality shock for a South African insurer’s capital requirements under Solvency Assessment

Authors: AA Plantinga, DJ Corubolo and RJ Clover
Abstract: This paper investigates catastrophe risk for South African life insurers by considering the additional
deaths that could arise from a 1-in-200 year mortality shock. Existing South African academic research
on catastrophic risk has mostly focused on property losses and the resulting impact on property
insurance companies. Life catastrophe

International benchmarking of hospital utilisation: how does the South African private sector compare?

Authors: S Ranchod, B Childs, M Abraham AND R Taylor
Abstract: We benchmark the hospital-inpatient admission rates and average length of stay of the South African medical scheme population against a set of international comparators. Such a comparison is useful in developing reasonable expectations of the utilisation achievable in the private-hospital sector in South Africa, and as a means of identifying

Catastrophe modelling: deriving the 1-in-200 year mortality shock for a South African insurer’s capital requirements under Solvency Assessment

Authors: AA Plantinga, DJ Corubolo and RJ Clover
Abstract: This paper investigates catastrophe risk for South African life insurers by considering the additional
deaths that could arise from a 1-in-200 year mortality shock. Existing South African academic research
on catastrophic risk has mostly focused on property losses and the resulting impact on property
insurance companies. Life catastrophe

International benchmarking of hospital utilisation: how does the South African private sector compare?

Authors: S Ranchod, B Childs, M Abraham AND R Taylor
Abstract: We benchmark the hospital-inpatient admission rates and average length of stay of the South African medical scheme population against a set of international comparators. Such a comparison is useful in developing reasonable expectations of the utilisation achievable in the private-hospital sector in South Africa, and as a means of identifying

Catastrophe modelling: deriving the 1-in-200 year mortality shock for a South African insurer’s capital requirements under Solvency Assessment

Authors: AA Plantinga, DJ Corubolo and RJ Clover
Abstract: This paper investigates catastrophe risk for South African life insurers by considering the additional
deaths that could arise from a 1-in-200 year mortality shock. Existing South African academic research
on catastrophic risk has mostly focused on property losses and the resulting impact on property
insurance companies. Life catastrophe

International benchmarking of hospital utilisation: how does the South African private sector compare?

Authors: S Ranchod, B Childs, M Abraham AND R Taylor
Abstract: We benchmark the hospital-inpatient admission rates and average length of stay of the South African medical scheme population against a set of international comparators. Such a comparison is useful in developing reasonable expectations of the utilisation achievable in the private-hospital sector in South Africa, and as a means of identifying

Catastrophe modelling: deriving the 1-in-200 year mortality shock for a South African insurer’s capital requirements under Solvency Assessment

Authors: AA Plantinga, DJ Corubolo and RJ Clover
Abstract: This paper investigates catastrophe risk for South African life insurers by considering the additional
deaths that could arise from a 1-in-200 year mortality shock. Existing South African academic research
on catastrophic risk has mostly focused on property losses and the resulting impact on property
insurance companies. Life catastrophe

International benchmarking of hospital utilisation: how does the South African private sector compare?

Authors: S Ranchod, B Childs, M Abraham AND R Taylor
Abstract: We benchmark the hospital-inpatient admission rates and average length of stay of the South African medical scheme population against a set of international comparators. Such a comparison is useful in developing reasonable expectations of the utilisation achievable in the private-hospital sector in South Africa, and as a means of identifying