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Social Insurance

  • Teacher(s):   S.Arnold  
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 3 credits
  • Schedule: Spring Semester 2018-2019, 2.0h. course (weekly average)
  •  séances
  • site web du cours course website
  • Related programme: Master of Science (MSc) in Actuarial Science

 

Objectives

Introducing the main social security systems in the world, with their different kind of benefits and methods of financing. The accent will be given on the actuarial mathematics needed for these sytems.

Giving students the possibility of analysing and discussing these systems

Contents

1) Introduction to social security systems

2) The role of the actuary in social security

3) Actuarial mathematics of social security pensions – Defined benefit schemes: Presentation of financing methods (full funding, pay-as-you-go, mixed systems)

4) Actuarial analysis of defined benefit schemes

5) Actuarial mathematics of social security pensions – Defined contribution schemes

6) Projection techniques for actuarial valuation

7) Public pension schemes: old-age, survivor and disability benefits

9) Employment injury and occupational diseases schemes

10) Short-term cash benefits

References

1) Subramaniam Iyer, 1999. Actuarial mathematics of social security pensions. Quantitative Methods in Social Protection Series. Geneva: International Social Security Association and International Labour Office

2) Plamondon, P.; Drounin, A.; Binet, G.; Cichon, M.; McGillivray, W.; Bédard, M., y Pérez-Mon-tas, H. 2002. Actuarial Practice in Social Security. Quantitative Methods in Social Protection Series. Geneva: International Social Security Association and International Labour Office.

Pre-requisites

None

Evaluation

First attempt

Exam:
Written 2h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Allowed with restrictions
Evaluation:

Students will be requested to successfully pass a written exam of 2 hours.

During the semester, the students are given the possibility to do a 15 minutes presentation, in groups of 2 or 3 people, on one branch of social insurance of a chosen country. A project assessed as satisfactory gives 0.5 points bonus at the final grade.

Non-programmable calculators allowed (according to HEC rules for Master programs).

Retake

Exam:
Written 2h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Allowed with restrictions
Evaluation:

Students will be requested to successfully pass a written exam of 2 hours.

Non-programmable calculators allowed (according to HEC rules for Master programs).



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