U.S. Life Insurers Have Plans in Place for a Pandemic
A quick LIMRA and LOMA survey of financial services companies found that 91% have a pandemic stress scenario in place. In addition, 71% have assessed and quantified the potential impact on their key business in the event of higher mortality.
Nothing attracts media attention quite like a potential cure for cancer. Researchers from Cardiff University, UK, recently published this paper detailing one possible method to beat cancer with far-reaching, all-purpose abilities. While it is currently just a laboratory experiment, the method they have outlined certainly has merit.
Identifying depression is critical to minimizing patient distress, but despite treatment advances, excess mortality persists, says RGA's Akhilesh Pandey. He discusses the disease process, treatment and prognosis, and underwriting implications in On the Risk, the Journal of the Academy of Life Underwriters.
The Expanding Diabetes Classification Matrix: Types 1, 2 And More
As today’s medical and technological advances continue to be utilized and applied to Diabetes mellitus (DM), a newer and even more complex framework for the disease is emerging, which may help us further our understanding of it. RGA's Dr. Karneen Tam explores the most recent classification update and some of the newer thinking emerging about DM in Reinsurance News.
Brooks Tingle, president and chief executive officer, John Hancock Insurance, said the organization wants to promote engagement with insureds by partnering with a growing range of tech and service providers. Tingle spoke with AM BestTV at InsureTech Connect 2019, held in Las Vegas.
Have you noticed that the word invasive is being bandied about more and more often in underwriting-related articles and commentaries published online and in various industry publications? This is mainly being done by those advocating radical changes in underwriting practices.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the insurability implications of low normal/ below normal ALT in the elderly… in the hope that insurers will consider adding appropriate guidelines for this finding at older ages.