Progress in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) presents a challenge to insurers due to its complex, unpredictable course.
Watchful Waiting and Active Surveillance For Prostate Cancer
Getting insurance for individuals with cancer has its challenges. What was the cancer, how was it treated, how long has it been since therapy, what has the follow-up treatment been? The keyword in these scenarios is treatment. What if there has been no treatment at all? Prostate cancer is one of those processes where both doctors and patients may opt to defer treatment because of the slow growing nature of the disease, but the unknown outcome makes getting insurance even more problematic.
Insurers Battle Against Companies ‘Born Digital’
Chat windows, faster policy statements, intuitive agent portals and robotic technologies are among the new generation of weapons insurers intend to use to compete with “born-digital” companies.
Sun Life Studying Whether Credit Scores Could be Useful in Underwriting
Could credit scores have a predictive value on determining subsequent mortality experience? Dean Connor, President and CEO of Sun Life, explained how his company is exploring this question.
Best Practices & Considerations for Accelerated Underwriting (Slides)
Many companies have or are considering programs that have been referred to as accelerated underwriting. The process by which companies choose to implement this program may not be as accelerated as the name itself. Companies looking to adopt, enhance or evaluate accelerated underwriting should come listen to how some companies think about, evaluate and share lessons learned about designing, implementing and monitoring an accelerated underwriting paradigm, its impact on assumptions and products, and how a reinsurer may review the accelerated program.
Note: The session above (161) can be found in the 8:30-9:45 a.m. time slot
Incorporate Third Party Scoring in Accelerated Underwriting (Slides)
The slides from a presentation by Guizhou Hu, M.D. Ph.D., Vice President Chief Decision Analytics Officer (Gen Re) have been posted at the Actuaries' Club of the Southwest website.
Tools and Data in the Underwriting Process (Slides)
The search is on for how to disrupt the underwriting process to find or select the best risks. Can data ever be as good as blood? There is an ever growing number of tools and resources becoming available to insurance companies to underwrite business. The presenters will present some of the tools, data sources, uses and concerns in the underwriting process.
Note: The session above (29) can be found in the 10:30-11:45 a.m. time slot
Industry Survey Insights: The Impact of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use on Anti-Selection
A recently commissioned study by Hank George, Inc. surveyed 110 direct-writing U.S. and Canadian life insurance carriers on fully underwritten businesses. The survey covered a variety of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use topics*. ExamOne asked consultant and former risk management director at Allstate Financial, Eric Hjerpe, to outline and expand upon some of the findings and trends he extracted from the survey results.