Ultimate Mortality Table

Written By:
Paul Tracy
Updated September 30, 2020

What is a Ultimate Mortality Table?

An ultimate mortality table lists the probabilities of death for people of different ages and gender.

How Does a Ultimate Mortality Table Work?

Most mortality tables, like this one from the IRS, show what percentage of a population or number per 100,000 people who will probably be alive when they reach the age indicated in the table.

Why Does a Ultimate Mortality Table Matter?

Ultimate mortality tables show how long a person born in a certain year is likely to live. This information is based on large quantities of statistical information about actual ages at death and other factors.

Insurance companies use this information to determine how long a policyholder might live. This helps them calculate a profitable price for life insurance, annuities and other financial products.