Applicant Medical and Smoking History Nondisclosure in the Life Insurance Marketplace
Information asymmetry risk for simplified issue, accelerated, and full underwriting?
The Specter of Antiselection
The phenomenon we call antiselection constitutes a clear and present danger to the life insurance industry. A simple definition of this scourge is “not disclosing information known by the insurance applicant in order to get life insurance per se or acquire coverage at a lower premium rate than if that information had been revealed on the application.”
Self-Diagnosis: Does the Consumer Have the Advantage over the Insurer?
The purchase of any type of insurance is based on the premise that the applicant/proposed insured will disclose any and all pertinent information related to insurability and that the insurer will act upon that information in good faith. If information is withheld, the balance of the transaction is altered.