The aim of this paper is to use a model office to examine the potential impact of AIDS on non-linked life assurance business in the UK.
The subject of AIDS continues to stimulate a large amount of research. The UK actuarial profession has been kept informed by the regular Bulletins [1-5] from the Institute of Actuaries AIDS Working Party (the “IAWP”). Using a model developed by A. D. Wilkie , the IAWP examined the possible spread of the infection amongst male homosexuals and produced tables of additional mortality. The most recent Bulletin (No. 4), published in March 1989, updated these projections in the light of new data, and we have based our investigations principally upon these more recent projections.