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SCORacle UK Life Newsletter Issue 7

Welcome to the 7th edition of SCORacle, which contains some variation to the usual Underwriting and Claims focus and includes articles by 3 young students that spent some time with SCOR in the summer to provide their views of our industry. This provides a fascinating insight into the thoughts of our consumers of the future. In addition, we also have some interesting information from our Consultant Cardiologist on two commonly seen conditions that from an underwriting perspective we should keep an eye on and for our readers who are Claims assessors, we include some information relating to changes to death certification.

Fukoku Mutual Life Replaces Office Workers with Artificial Intelligence

Insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI

Global Update: Pressures & Possibilities (LOMA Resource)

What effect will economic headwinds, Brexit, systemic importance, frontier markets and more have on life insurance companies around the world?

Global Update: Another Challenging Year (LOMA Resource)

Insurers everywhere are carefully monitoring developments in the global economy, regulatory oversight, promising markets, and more—then positioning themselves for success in a post-financial crisis world.

Insuring HIV-Positive Lives in Europe - No Big Deal?

Around 2.5 million people in Europe are living with HIV.1 The overall prevalence is 0.3% compared to 5% in Sub-Saharan Africa.2 Most European countries have been working to combat the HIV epidemic since the early 1980s. As a result, mortality from AIDS in Europe has steadily decreased since 2001.3 But does this mean that the crisis is really over? And what does this imply for the insurance industry?

RiskeBusiness Issue 56

The lastest issue of RiskeBusiness has been posted at ALUCA's website.

Obesity in Asia: Putting the Problem in Perspective (Gen Re)

Although some of the lowest prevalence rates of obesity are found in Asia-Pacific countries, economic and social factors leave the region as a whole experiencing alarming rates of increase.

​Anticipating Infectious Disease Impacts in an Increasingly Globalized World (Webcast)

This webcast will cover what we currently know about emerging global infectious diseases, reflecting on events from the 1918 Spanish flu to the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa. We will also discuss what tools are available to help the insurance industry better plan for and respond to tomorrow’s inevitable epidemics.

Mexico Makes a Stand Against Obesity

Obesity used to be considered almost exclusively a problem of developed countries. But recently rates of obesity in developing economies have increased abruptly. Indeed, obesity is now often linked to more deaths than malnutrition and some infectious diseases.

2015 Global Insurance Outlook

Key challenges in 2015 include rising competition, generally soft pricing conditions and tight profit margins. To effectively surmount these problems, many insurers are investing technological solutions that improve front-end sales, distribution and customer service, and enhance back-end operational efficiency and expense management.

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