An Actuarial Approach to Predicting Pandemic Uncertainty

Case Summary:

It is the year 2030 and the world is faced with a new pandemic.  Because the new pandemic has limited data, it is assumed that the new pandemic behaves similarly to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2019.  You are hired as a consultant to propose an action plan for government XYZ to minimize the economical impacts and mortality rates. 

Team Info:

All teams will consist of 4 students. If you would like to compete but can’t find a team, you could email Jessica Zhang, the Vice President of Case Competition at We can help you build a team.


Registration Deadline: September 28th, 2021
Round 1: October 1st – November 1st 2021

Round 1:

For Round 1, you will be asked to analyze, wangle and understand the data provided so the data can be used for Round 2 to build a model. 

Round 2:

For Round 2, you will use your analysis from Round 1 to build a model and propose an actuarially sound action plan for government XYZ that minimizes the economical impacts and mortality rates.

Final Round:

3 teams will be selected to present at the ASNA 2022 convention, which will be held from January 2022 in Toronto! Please note that the final round will be at the convention only if the government regulation confirms it is safe, otherwise, the final round of the case competition will be done virtually.

Important Info:

  • All team members must be enrolled in a January 2022 Bachelors program to be eligible to compete in this case competition.
  • Please make sure before registering for the case competition that all team members will be available from January 14th – 16th, 2022 to present at the ASNA 2022 convention.
  • Due to the large volume of students that would like to attend the ASNA 2022 convention, we cannot reserve any spots for the teams participating in the case competition. Please make sure that you sign up for the 2022 convention when the registration is open.