Mature Ages and Preferred Underwriting

Preferred underwriting is simply the aggregation of risk into groupings, according to a set of predetermined criteria representing a certain level of risk. Historically, the insurance industry simply classified individuals as either standard or substandard risks.

ReFlections Underwriting Newsletter September 2016

This edition of ReFlections offers essential reading on two very timely topics - insurance considerations given the changing status of HIV/AIDS and the use of patient-generated health data. This issue also describes new investigations supported by the Longer Life Foundation, RGA's joint foundation with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Wearable Technology - Findings from a Trial at SCOR Global Life

SCOR Global Life recently trialled wearable technology among its workforce. Here is what happened.

SCORacle Newsletter 5

The latest issue of SCOR’s UK Life Newsletter has been posted. Contents of the latest issue include:

- Solem: What’s new with SCOR’s Underwriting and Claims manual?
- Underwriting and Claims Development Team: Our role in supporting our clients in underwriting and claims excellence
- “To Err is Human:” How should we speak to our claimants?
- Antibiotic Resitance: Is this becoming a Global Crisis?
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What will it mean for the insurance industry?

RGA ReFlections May 2016 Issue

This edition of ReFlections contains an in-depth review of the role of genetics in the rapidly changing diagnostic criteria, risk stratification, and treatment of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). RGA also discusses the relatively new but increasingly popular Cancer Reimbursement product and its design, underwriting and claims issues. ReCite, a medical literature review section, has articles of interest to both underwriters and medical directors.

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?

SCORviews March 2016 Issue

The latest issue of Scor Global Life’s SCORviews publication includes the following articles:

- When the Term Level Ends
- Mortality Improvements in the Future
- Data Protection and the Cloud

SCORacle #4: SCOR Global Life Newsletter

The 4th edition of SCOR Global Life’s newsletter includes articles on a variety of topics in connection with underwriting and claims.

RGA ReFlections Vol 37

The latest issue of RGA’s global medical newsletter includes the following articles:

  • Critical Illness Insurance: A Medical Perspective
  • Cervical Cancer Update
  • Longer Life Foundation
  • ReCite: Interesting and relevant articles in insurance medicine
  • Recent Webcasts

Trends in Medical Data Recording and their Potential Impact on Insurance and Reinsurance

More and more individuals use – be it on purpose or unknowingly – devices that track medical and behavioral data, and the cost of such devices is steadily falling, contributing further to their integration into daily life. Mobile applications devoted to health are available by the tens of thousands and are becoming ever more popular, with some exploring the trend of “gamification”, whereby users are rewarded to reach certain targets, like number of daily steps taken.

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