6 Technology Priorities for Individual Life Carriers
The individual life marketplace continues to be hyper-competitive with technology playing an ever larger role in insurers’ ability to attract, retain and profitably serve clients. With the release of our new Business & Technology Trends: Individual Life report, it is an ideal time to highlight six technology priorities in this area.
Prudential Exec Issues 6-point Call for Industry Transformation
Buffeted by economic, social and demographic changes of recent decades, life insurers and their agents and brokers are being challenged as never before. If the industry is to surmount competitive threats, then it will have to thoroughly revamp long-standing business practices.
John Hancock Goes For The Consumer Wellness Data
John Hancock earlier this month released with great fanfare a “whole new approach to life insurance” that lowers premiums for customers who live healthier lives by agreeing to submit data to a wellness company.
Is Dementia Just Gradually Slowing Down? (Gen Re)
Dementia is associated with growing old and has a devastating impact on individuals’ capacity to self-care. The organization Alzheimer’s Disease International projects there will be more than 75 million people with dementia worldwide by 2030.
The 5 I's In Underwriting
The benefits of next generation underwriting for complex risks are quantifiable and real. So – when, where, and how to start?
Cigar Smoking Poses Much the Same Danger As Cigarettes
Smoking cigars carries the same health risks as smoking cigarettes, according to a new review published online April 24 in BMC Public Health.
The 10 Biggest Announcements from Life and Health Insurers This Week
Paradigm shift news roundup: AgentMethods Social, The Hartford, Life Happens, Pioneer Business, Kaleido, Renaissance Dental, SMA, Ash Brokerage, GMC, VIAA
QuickStats: Age–Adjusted Death Rates for Stroke, by U.S. Census Region — United States, 1970–2013
The age-adjusted death rates for stroke in all U.S. Census regions in the United States generally decreased from 1970 to 2013, although the rates in all regions were relatively stable from 1992 to 1999.