Impaired Risk Review: Broken Heart Syndrome
Is it true, as stories suggest, you can die of a broken heart? Likewise, can you have suffered a broken heart and get a standard life insurance policy? The answer to both questions is yes. The entity is known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or as stress cardiomyopathy, and is very real.
How AI Anxiety Is Creating More Jobs For Humans
Some experts predict a boom in jobs meant to ensure that AI systems keep in step with legal and regulatory obligations, ethical responsibilities, and community standards.
Your Insurance Company Knows More About you than Facebook
Congress may have forced Mark Zuckerberg to reveal more about personal data gathered on Facebook (FB). But consider this: Your insurance company likely knows a lot more about you.
Why Wearables are no Gimmick in the Quest for Wellness
It is well understood that increased physical activity levels are linked with a reduced risk of certain illnesses, leading to improved healthy life expectancy. Wearable devices have also been championed as a way to not only help people track physical activity, but with the right incentives, increase overall activity levels in the short term.
Organ Transplantation - Improving Life and Reducing Risk
The positive health impact means many more individuals with this complex medical history are considering life insurance. We mostly associate organ grafting with kidney, heart, lung, pancreas, liver or severe blood disease and it’s these procedures that most commonly require underwriting assessment.
Underwriting Engine Banana Skins
Recent blog post from SelectX on issues that can arise during an underwriting rules implementation.
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
The definition of congenital heart disease (CHD) is the persistence of any structural abnormality of the heart or great vessels that is present at birth. Those patients with CHD who achieve adulthood are considered to have adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). This is a very heterogenous group, consisting of multiple types of lesions and various stages of repair.
Recently, blockchain has emerged as a technology that will potentially transform industries in a similar way that the Internet did a couple of decades ago. Still a nascent technology, many of its uses have not yet been discovered or explored.