Mortality Tables


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Mortality Tables

A means of ascertaining the probable number of years any man or woman of a given age and of ordinary health will live. A mortality table expresses on the basis of the group studied the probability that, of a number of persons of equal expectations of life who are living at the beginning of any year, a certain number of deaths will occur within that year.

Such tables are used by insurance companies to determine the premium to be charged for those in the respective age groups.

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* Period table: For each period the mortality table depends only on age, not on time.
The updated mortality tables will require insurance companies to lower their payout rates in order to properly reflect longer life spans.
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ERISA plans can't discriminate on sex; income annuities use gender-specific mortality tables.
Mortality tables, based in mathematics, show a more rational story, of course.
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