Insurers are today capable of and are, in fact, gathering ever-more-detailed information about us, using publicly available and purchasable information like shopping records, household details, and social-media profiles to inform decisions.
Our deepening understanding of physical costs of violence and abuse has profound implications for life and health insurance. RGA’s ROSEBUD® Consulting Group recently invited Pamela DeWitt-Meza to present a webinar on “Intersections of Abuse” to help case managers identify signs of abuse and intervene effectively, and she discusses the highlights in a brief interview.
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.
The understanding and application of genetic data is redefining medical diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. As this area continues to advance, it’s set to adjust, maybe even to reshape, the Life and Health insurance business model within the next 20 years.
The long-term prospects of most Life and Health insurers are going to be determined by their ability to transition from a product-based approach to a customer-centric value proposition. But, if they’re going to make that leap, insurers will have to know more about their customers, their behaviors and decision-making processes.
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.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can affect people of all ages. According to the WHO, some 50 million people around the world have epilepsy and an estimated 2.4 million new diagnoses are made each year. The condition has significant implications for life and health insurance because it is associated with loss of productivity, increased healthcare needs and even premature death.
Merrill Matthews Jr., a health policy analyst, says one key to reviving the U.S. individual major medical market is bringing back medical underwriting.
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