Wearable Technology Will 'Transform' Insurance
Wearable devices could give insurance firms genuine insight into whether a person is a bad risk, by passing on data about their actual, rather than probable, habits.
An HIV Epidemiological Shift & Changing Paradigms in HIV Care (Hannover Re)
A review of the long-term insurability of HIV infection in resource-rich countries.
The Case for Connected Wearables
Although the Apple Watch has its flaws, it has moved the idea of wearables into the mainstream and created opportunities for savvy insurers.
CIOs Discuss Industry Changes (LOMA Resource)
Top insurance industry CIOs discuss emerging trends, top technology initiatives, challenges and change in the industry overall.
Is Obesity a Disability?
Last year, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in a case brought by a man who claimed he was fired because he was obese. Did the ECJ ruling take obesity to another level by classifying it as a disability and not just a co-morbid or contributing factor in assessing one’s functional status?
Diabetes May Predispose to More Advanced Breast Cancer
Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, according to a new study published online March 17 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
ReFlections Medical Underwriting Newsletter Vol 35
Articles in the latest edition of RGA's ReFlections Newsletter include:
- Trends in Respiratory Diseases
- Biomarkers: Can They Add Value? Part 2
- Pediatric Underwriting
- What Does the Continuity of Care Documents Hold for Underwriters?
Wearable Tech Could Provide Insurer Opportunity
The recent debut of the Apple Watch may be more than a heads-up for gadget-hungry technophiles who like the idea of wearable technology. Insurance carriers and rainmakers may be paying attention too.