Accelerated Underwriting The New Paradigm for Risk Selection
The traditional method of applying for life insurance is quickly becoming the exception rather than the rule, as more and more companies strive to improve the customer experience and expand their applicant pool by offering a faster and less invasive approach to buying life insurance.
Impaired Risk Review: Liver Fibrosis
Liver fibrosis is the replacement of functioning hepatic tissue with fibrous tissue. Alcohol overuse, hepatitis of any kind, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) often leave behind damage with not only an active process but one where compromise may persist long after the cause has been controlled or eradicated. Knowing how to assess liver fibrosis in the aftermath of these conditions is an important part of underwriting liver disease.
Risk Adviser: Break New Ground
Life insurers are using digital health data to streamline the underwriting process
Myocardial Infarction: The Fourth Frontier
RGA's Sandeepan Basu provides an overview of the Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction. This well-researched article delves into key aspects of the updated definition, explores its complexity, and presents potential implications for the life insurance industry.
Medical Claims Data in Life Underwriting (Slides)
Slides from Jenna Fariss’ presentation at the Actuaries’ Club of the Southwest Meeting has been posted.
Facial analytics has the potential to streamline the underwriting process. Some insurers are investigating this new technology.
Impaired Risk Review: Epilepsy
The term epilepsy denotes any disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Seizures are disturbances of cerebral function that are electrical discharges in the brain. It may consist of violent shaking, convulsions, absence spells, automatisms (unusual recurrent behaviors), up to loss of consciousness. Epilepsy is quite common and occurs in up to one in every two hundred people.
Can Suicide Risk Be Significantly Influenced by Underwriting?
considered by life insurance underwriters are highly influenced by routine clinical assessments, often undertaken in acute situations following an episode of self-directed violence.
How Behavioral Economics Can Improve Life Insurance Application Medical Condition Disclosures
When BE techniques are applied to insurance applications, small changes in the way that questions are designed and worded can lead to more thoughtful completion by the individual.