Listeriosis – One of the Notifiable Diseases
While high levels of public awareness have been generated, understanding the mortality threat from infection by this organism will assist underwriters in identifying lives that are more at risk.
The Evolution of the Definition of Myocardial Infarction
Medical advances have led to an evolving definition of myocardial infarction. Once considered inevitably fatal, the condition is now survivable, and improvements in diagnosis have implications for pricing, underwriting, and claims models. This article traces the history of infarction, documents the current standardized position, and examines evolving technologies and medical opinion.
Smokeless Fuels the Tobacco Debate
Despite its dwindling popularity in many countries, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of illness and premature death in the world.
Chronic Kidney Disease: Improving Outcomes, Decreasing Costs
A high-touch approach to CKD can provide a significant reduction in claims costs and, more importantly, improve medical outcomes and provide a better quality of life for the people insurers serve.
Presentations from the 2018 WAHLU Spring Seminar
Slides from the 2018 Wisconsin Association of Health and Life Underwriters have been posted at the WAHLU website.
- Drugs: Startling trends, testing & tales
- Underwriting Asthma & COPD Using Rx
- Underwriting Alcohol-Related Risk
Impaired Risk Review: Broken Heart Syndrome
Is it true, as stories suggest, you can die of a broken heart? Likewise, can you have suffered a broken heart and get a standard life insurance policy? The answer to both questions is yes. The entity is known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or as stress cardiomyopathy, and is very real.
How AI Anxiety Is Creating More Jobs For Humans
Some experts predict a boom in jobs meant to ensure that AI systems keep in step with legal and regulatory obligations, ethical responsibilities, and community standards.
Your Insurance Company Knows More About you than Facebook
Congress may have forced Mark Zuckerberg to reveal more about personal data gathered on Facebook (FB). But consider this: Your insurance company likely knows a lot more about you.