Do Genes and Microbes Drive Obesity?
The increasingly obesogenic environment has amplified the underlying tendency for people to gain and retain excess weight.
The Future of Underwriting: A Reinsurer Partner’s View
This interview with Joe Gilmour appears on page 26 in the latest issue of the SOA’s Product Matters newsletter. Also featured in this issue: Underwriting Issues and Innovation (page 17).
https://www.soa.org/news-and-publications/newsletters/product-developmen... (articles appear in June 2015 issue)
Weed Users Avoid Smoker Penalties at 29% of U.S. Life Insurers
Marijuana users, who can now buy weed without fear of arrest in some U.S. states, can also get life insurance without facing a smoker penalty -- if they shop carefully.
Avoiding Material Misrepresentation and Fraud in Life Insurance
We traveled a great deal this past year, visiting clients, potential clients and attending industry meetings. Along the way, the topic of fraud in the Life insurance industry came up quite a bit.
Lincoln Financial Taps Third-Party Data for Faster Underwriting
Many prospects for life insurance are turned off by the perception that the application process is long and invasive. Lincoln Financial Group is using big data to make it a little easier.
What is the Future of Straight Through Processing?
As you read all the latest statistics in life insurance, annuities and long term care insurance from sources like LIMRA1, they all point to four key trends.
Impaired Risk Review: Stroke
Although better surveillance and control of high blood pressure has led to a decreased incidence of stroke, it remains the third leading cause of death in the United States.