Automated Underwriting: The Industry Turns a Corner
It’s widely understood that a faster and easier life underwriting process is needed in order to penetrate the underserved middle and growing millennial markets. Carriers also believe that a better buying experience would produce more sales – and fewer dropped sales – in the upper middle and affluent markets.
Wearables in Life Insurance – Game Changer or Passing Fad?
Some life insurers now use data from fitness trackers to lower premiums. But does a policyholder’s number of steps really improve his or her mortality? Despite the link between a sedentary life and the risk of heart disease or cancer being well known, there is no consensus on how many daily steps reduce this risk.
Predictive Analytics Global Survey Results - Still Room to Grow for Life & Health Insurers
How big is “big data” for life and health insurers? What are insurers worldwide focused on when it comes to predictive analytics? How are they adopting it and what are their expectations for the future? We set out to find answers to these questions through our global predictive analytics survey just released to participants this month.
Do Health Apps Threaten the Privacy of Sensitive Data?
The growing use of smartphone apps and wearable devices to generate personal health and lifestyle data poses a dilemma for privacy. While individuals have much to gain using apps to help them manage ongoing health concerns, including better understanding of their health, the privacy of the data itself may be at risk.
2017 Perspective: The Insurance Industry’s Growing World of Data
Data. Those of us in the insurance industry have always collected data, had access to it, and analyzed it to the best of our abilities. But the amount we are collecting, where it’s coming from, and the way that we collect and manage it, has catapulted us into a whole new stratosphere over recent years. In this new world of harvesting data from an ever-growing number of categories of data and the types of devices generating it, we must focus on the trends that are transforming our industry, and come up with a formula to analyze and make the data actionable for our business.
Big Data, Big Insight – Is Knowledge Still Power in a Digital World?
This article explores the validity of claims that theory has lost its practical purpose in a world where the abundance, and easy availability, of data is purported to provide sufficient guidance to our actions. In a future Risk Insights article we will consider the possible consequences for the life insurance industry with a particular eye on the future role of human expert knowledge
Capturing the Millennial Middle Market with Smart Analytics
By integrating data and advanced analytics into their processes, life insurers can capture one or more lucrative niches, including millennials in the middle market, before the competition does.
New Report Finds Health Wearable Devices Pose New Consumer and Privacy Risks
Personal health wearable devices used to monitor heart rates, sleep patterns, calories, and even stress levels raise new privacy and security risks, according to a report released today by researchers at American University and the Center for Digital Democracy.
LexisNexis Shifts Life Insurance Underwriting into High Gear
Company is betting that data analytics will prove transformative to the market.
Accelerated Underwriting Opportunities: New Data Sources, Technology Improve Process
Opportunities for point of sale underwriting are increasing as new data sources become available and processing techniques are developed. Risk scores are being analyzed by SCOR’s R&D Center for impacts to underwriting and mortality assessment.