Life Underwriting In 2017 and Beyond
Insurers’ goals are cost containment, faster turnaround and “customer friendliness” with a mandate for continued robust mortality gains. This article looks at impactful interim developments and critical questions yet to be resolved. It includes data from a 2017 survey of 110 life insurers regarding tobacco, alcohol and drug use underwriting.
New Tech & Big Data: Are They Good for Insurance?
Richard Keating investigates how big data and new technologies are changing the face of the insurance industry, and examines the resulting threats and opportunities.
Look Who's Fighting Our Algorithmic Overlords
A scientist has come up with a way to measure whether an AI is biased.
Bioelectronic Monitoring and the Future of Underwriting
Advances in bioelectronic technology – and the resulting influx of data – promise to reshape the underwriting process. Preparing today can help insurers capitalize on the opportunities of tomorrow.
How Life Insurers can sell you a Policy without a Doctor’s Visit
We've all seen the advertisements for life insurance policies with "no medical exam necessary" on TV and the internet. Just answer a few basic questions online, provide access to your credit report and other personal information, and – bingo – you've bought yourself a $500,000 life insurance policy.
Can Big Data Spell the End of Uncertainty?
Big data applications are increasingly shaping our everyday lives, making trends more transparent and patterns more predictable. Like insurance, science, notably medicine, is equally subject to the novel possibilities and demands resulting from big data. Will risks gradually decline as trends and patterns become more predictable in healthcare and for behavior? Are the days of insurance and science as we know them numbered?
How Haven Life uses AI, Machine Learning to Spin New Life out of Long-Tail Data
Haven Life is leveraging MassMutual's historical data to give instant life insurance approvals. Using AI and machine learning to derive new value from old data could become an enterprise staple.
Underwriting Presentations from the 2017 SEHOUA Meeting
Slides from presentations delivered at the 2017 Southeastern Home Office Underwriters Association have been posted at the SEHOUA site. Presentations include:
- Analytics – Mind versus Matter
- Pharmacogenetics: Relevant or Not?
- Give Credit Where Credit is Due – The Value of Credit in Life Underwriting
- The Underwriting Profession at Risk: 4 Steps to Manage Career Morbidity
- Underwriting the High Mileage Applicant
- The Meaning of Underwriting
- Life after Bariatric Surgery
- Mental Illness Update
The Impact of Big Social Data (Thinking Out Loud with LIMRA Podcast)
Jennifer Golbeck, Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland speaks with LIMRA’s Eric Sondergeld about “Big Social Data” and how to balance the need by industry for insight with the desire for privacy by consumers.