Life

Genetic Testing

In the next decade, genetic tests may become significant and cheap enough that advisers begin suggesting insurance customers test prior to applying for insurance cover. Will consumer behavior change as genetic testing becomes more accessible?

What if Everyone Had Easy Access to his Medical Records?

After more than 2 decades of online shopping and online banking, online access to medical records for patients is finally entering health care’s mainstream. Most US and UK health care providers now have the technology to gather patient medical information electronically, and to provide patients with online access to that information.

John Hancock Rewards Consumers for Healthy Eating

John Hancock Insurance today announced an expansion of its game-changing John Hancock Vitality solution with the addition of the HealthyFood program. Now, John Hancock Vitality policyholders can earn rewards for the healthy food choices they make every day with real-time discounts and/or cash-back up to $600 a year on their grocery bills, and program points that lead to savings on their annual premiums -- as much as 15 percent.

Impaired Risk Review: Carotid Stenosis

The carotid arteries are the two large blood vessels you can feel the pulse of in your neck that bring oxygenated blood to the brain. Narrowing or blocking of these arteries can cause life threatening consequences, including a major stroke.

2016 Insurance Barometer Study Shows an Improving Climate for Life Insurance

An increase in consumers willing to recommend life insurance to others contributes to a more positive climate for the product, according to the 2016 Insurance Barometer Study.

The Retirement Challenge

How can insurance companies help solve the retirement challenge? What is your company doing to serve the retirement market? For some answers, read on.

The Coming Internet of Things Revolution: A 6-Point Plan for Life Insurers

In the not-distant future, many of the regular things you use every day — your car, interior lighting, the clothes you wear — will link seamlessly to the Internet. This near-omniscient data connectivity has huge implications, and not just for how consumers live their lives.

2016 Sensor Data Survey: Disrupt or be Disrupted

Insurers who move quickly to leverage new data sources, such as wearable tech and sensors, gain enormous potential to disrupt their competition.

More Life Insurers Using Automated Underwriting

Two in three life insurance companies responding to a LIMRA survey in the U.S. and Canada have implemented automated underwriting for at least part of their business and another 32 percent are in the planning stages of implementing automated underwriting, according to a new LIMRA study.

The Growing Impact of Wearables on Digital Health and Insurance [Presentation]

Wearable devices allow us to track levels of physical exercise. Being able to share fitness goals and achievements across social networks has fueled a boom in the market for gadgets such as smart watches and wristbands.

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