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Stratifying Mortality Risk Using Physical Activity as Measured by Wearable Sensors
Munich Re assessed the effectiveness of physical activity as measured by wearable sensors in stratifying the mortality risk profile of a U.S. population-based dataset provided by Vivametrica. Munich Re examined the dataset, performed classical actuarial mortality analysis and used survival analysis and machine learning techniques to evaluate the extent to which physical activity predicts mortality.
The Internet of Things: Key Considerations for Life Insurers
Smart homes, telematics devices, autonomous cars – it is clear the “Internet of Things” (IoT) is having a big impact on the property casualty insurance industry. But what are the implications for life insurers? A tour of technological advances and changing customer expectations.
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.
Preparing for the Digitally Immersed Customer (LOMA Resource)
Rapid advancements in technologies such as IoT, wearables and AI is changing consumer behavior and expectations. How can you prepare for the customer of the future?
John Hancock Looks to Expand Reach of Vitality
A year after launching John Hancock Vitality, the life insurance giant has begun expanding the reach of its connected-health product to further engage with customers.
Why Gamification Matters to Life Insurers
Among the many changes and innovations happening in the insurance industry today, gamification is surely one of the more interesting. At the nexus of trends ranging from behavioral science and social networking to the Internet of Things and wearable tech, gamification is serving as a powerful lever for insurers seeking to enrich digital experiences and adopt new customer-centric business models, such as pay-as-you-live offerings.
Wearable Technology - Findings from a Trial at SCOR Global Life
SCOR Global Life recently trialled wearable technology among its workforce. Here is what happened.
Innovation: Wellness, Wearables, and Universal Truths
Are the current wellness initiatives which centre on wearable technology the golden fleece that holds out the best prospect of delivering innovative, market-disrupting change to insurance markets on a global scale? Mr Richard Verdin of RGA UK Services Ltd explores.
Three in Ten Americans Would Likely Share Data from Activity Trackers with a Life Insurance Company
According to the 2016 Insurance Barometer, 30 percent of consumers are very or extremely likely to consider sharing the data from an activity tracker (Fitbit, Jawbone, etc.) with a life insurance company if they received financial incentives in return for healthy behaviors. Among those who already use a device, willingness to share more than doubles to 65 percent.
The Real Digital Health
So far in our articles we have been pretty positive about all aspects of e-health, digital health, e-medicine, wearable devices, etc, and what these will bring. And of course Gary is a pretty enthusiastic Fitbit wearer. But there are a few potential ‘trip hazards’ with underwriting significance.