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Issue dated 29 June 2018
An article about longevity and the flattening of the mortality curve at ages over 105 -- uses data from Italy.

An article about Medicare spending on people in their last year of life. Uses predictive modeling to identify those who (at the beginning of the year) are mostly likely to die within 12 months. Makes it clear that the common interpretation of the data (looked at after death) is incorrect - the expenses are the result of people being sick, but not necessarily "sure to die."


Both very interesting to actuaries.
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