Thyroid Blood Testing: Which One Is Best For Which Condition?
Thyroid testing has become more sophisticated and much easier to interpret as the state of the art has progressed. Whereas much of the old testing required a reference test in addition in order to correct for different individual body protein status, newer testing is much more sensitive and spot-on as a single reported value. Each condition has one or two tests that make the best diagnosis as a primary test and tell the best story for diagnosis and treatment.
What disruptive forces will insurers need to confront to compete? And what changes are already upon us? A summary of the changes afoot and the transformations ahead, from consumer engagement and underwriting to claims.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune polyarthritis of unknown etiology that targets the synovial tissue of movable joints. It is a member of a class of rheumatic diseases with inflammatory arthritis as a primary symptom, but it may also affect other organs of the body.
Industry Directions: Our Annual Forecast (LOMA Resource)
Life insurance companies continue to recalibrate in the face of new regulations, evolving technologies and customer expectations, and more. Of great concern are new regulations, with the (currently delayed) Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule taking center stage. Another year of low interest rates is placing pressure on profitability. Finally, insurers have no idea how tax reform, on which Congress was working at press time, might affect life insurance and retirement products that currently are tax advantaged.
Big Data Sharing and Predictive Modeling: 5 Things for Regulators to Consider
The U.S. market is ready to realize this potential from these expansive technologies and networks but a regulatory pathway needs to be established to safeguard adherence to our core insurance principles and an individual’s right of privacy.
The Internet of Things: Key Considerations for Life Insurers
Smart homes, telematics devices, autonomous cars – it is clear the “Internet of Things” (IoT) is having a big impact on the property casualty insurance industry. But what are the implications for life insurers? A tour of technological advances and changing customer expectations.