The Past Present and Future of the Ogden Discount Rate

As readers will be aware, the Ogden discount rate - “ODR” – is the rate used to calculate the value of lump sum awards for personal injury claims. The ODR is meant to represent the investment return on the lump sum payment a badly injured claimant will receive from an insurer if they are injured in an insurance incident (e.g. a bad car crash). It sounds like a very technical and boring discount rate and up until two years ago very few people outside of the insurance industry knew what it was.

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Ever the double-edged sword, advances in technology have arguably driven the greatest change to the industry that insurance has ever witnessed. As technology has proliferated, so too has the quantity and quality of available data (data is, after all, the foundation of insurance and its capacity to predict and price risk).

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