How Wearables can ‘Transform’ the Public Perception of Insurers
Matthew Edwards, head of mortality and longevity in Willis Towers Watson’s life insurance practice, (pictured below) explains why wearable technology presents a fascinating opportunity for insurers, and related sectors such as the private health sector.
Q&A: LexisNexis’ Elliott Wallace on New Datasets in Life Insurance Underwriting
The VP of Life Insurance for LexisNexis sees great opportunities for new startups in the life space.
Selfies and Death: Life Insurers Watching as Photos may Predict When You’ll Die
Selfies may be most keenly associated with narcissistic young millennials on social media, but they could soon have very serious implications for a person’s future. A company in North Carolina has claimed it can take people’s selfies and use them to predict their life expectancies.
Recent Trends in Mortality by Cause of Death
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly issues news releases regarding current trends in US population mortality. In June of 2016, articles in The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal cited new CDC data from 2015 which showed a rise in the US mortality rate.
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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: Survival has Significantly Improved
Advances in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) since 2001 have resulted in greatly improved survival for this hematologic neoplasm, which earlier was treatable only with palliative measures or through a highly risky hematopoietic cell transplantation.
Impaired Risk View: Hemophilia
Once a disastrous disease with markedly shortened life expectancy, hemophilia is now both a treatable as well as insurable disease in most instances. It is important to realize that hemophilia not only comes in many types, but also in many degrees of severity.
Innovation in the Canadian Life Insurance Industry
The Canadian life insurance industry is seeing a wave of innovation across multiple fronts. Evolving customer expectations, shifts in distribution, emerging technologies, big data, and the threat of nontraditional entrants have insurers looking to drastically change the way they do business.
Insurers Can Predict the Future by Creating It
Backed with new capital, powered by digital technology and chained to a decentralized administration: A new model for transparent, simple and customer-focused life insurance, couldn’t be easier to visualize.