QUIZ: What Wastes the Most Time in Your Life Underwriting Process?
I recently attended the AHOU 2018 17th Annual Conference and had the opportunity to talk to tons of underwriters who all had strikingly-common challenges. In many of my conversations, I asked how long their average APS is and how long it takes them to underwrite a policy, and I was often met with responses like oh jeez – too long? Or Gosh, hundreds of pages and anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes.
New Trends in Thyroid Cancer – True Incidence Rise or Over-diagnosis?
Thyroid cancer (TC) is the most prevalent endocrine cancer, accounting for about 95% of all such malignancies. The incidence of this cancer has increased dramatically in the last three decades.
The Risk of Anti-Selection in Protection Business from Advances in Statistical Genetics
Four-part webcast series presents new research and explores potential implications for the insurance industry.
Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates
Without any public scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on data about things like race, marital status, how much TV you watch, whether you pay your bills on time or even buy plus-size clothing.
Unveiling Black Box Models - Interpretability and Trust
In most fields, domain-specific data analysis and generalized linear models (GLMs) have been routinely used to extract insights from the data. The underlying mathematics of such analyses are rather straightforward, and practitioners as well as non-technical project members are experienced in how to interpret the results, and thus are adept at applying them in the context of business.
Life Insurance and the Internet of Thinking
The RNS is not something from science fiction. It is one of a growing number of technologies that combine robotics, artificial intelligence, and connected devices to bring a new level of technological sophistication to the physical world. Such tools will have huge implications for the life insurance industry.
Can Genetic Testing Improve Mortality Risk?
Genetic testing is now available for many disorders. We have known for centuries that heredity is involved in many diseases. However, 15 years ago the Human Genome project was completed, and the sequence of human DNA is now known. This major accomplishment has caused an explosion of new information about genetic diseases, confirming previous suspicions in many diseases and identifying the genetic contribution in others.
Going Beyond Biometrical Underwriting
Either through online application processes and simplified underwriting, or by more advanced data analysis – using, for example, facial recognition – the underwriting process is going to change. What the exact developments will be and how they finally affect our industry is not yet 100% clear.