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.
Genetic Testing - A Blessing or a Curse?
The rise of genetic testing in recent years is fueling a debate in insurance circles over the potential risks versus benefits posed by the readily available genetic information.
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.
The Impact on Relative Mortality and Prevalence from Triage in an Accelerated Underwriting Program
Accelerated underwriting programs continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Triage systems have become a key element in many of the newer programs in the market. Depending on the criteria used at the triage point, these programs can have residual effects on class prevalence and mortality, which in turn affect the profitability of these programs.
Behavioral Economics, Disclosure Gaps, and Customer Journeys
Behavioral economics is an area that is making a substantial splash in many industries and insurance is no exception. Behavioral economist Matt Battersby examines how his discipline can play a role in reducing disclosure gaps.
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.