The International Actuarial Association Health Section (IAAHS) was created by the IAA on May 17, 2003, following the success of the 1st International Health Seminar in Cancún in March 2002. The IAAHS
promotes and facilitates international exchange of views, advice, research and practical information among actuaries involved with public and private health issues. These issues are divided into eight Topic Teams, which members with particular interests may join to access libraries containing papers, presentations and links, and also to join a forum for exchange of information.
The Project Teams are:
- Comparative Health Systems
- Health Risk Capital and Risk Management
- Medical Expense
- Microinsurance for Health
- Risk Adjustment and Public-Private Partnership
IAAHS organizes colloquia where knowledge is exchanged among actuaries from different countries and disciplines. Every year, the Section provides several webcasts on topics of interest to members. These webcasts, which are provided free of charge to IAAHS members, have addressed a range of topics such as micro-health insurance, risk adjustment, Solvency II and ERM, stochastic modeling. IAAHS regards webcasts as one of the major benefits for its members and intends to continue offering them on a variety of topics.