Pandemic: Can the Life Insurance Industry Survive the Avian Flu?

Pandemic: Can the Life Insurance Industry Survive the Avian Flu?

Dr. Steven N. Weisbart, CLU
January 17, 2006

According to this analysis, a moderate avian flu outbreak similar to the 1957 and 1968 flu pandemics could significantly impact the life insurance industry, generating $31 billion in additional death claims. A severe avian flu outbreak along the lines of the 1918 pandemic could have a far more serious effect, causing an estimated $133 billion in additional death claims.

 

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