Suicide Trends and Risk Factors
From a financial point of view, the cost of suicide to society is significant in terms of lost productivity and income, and the life insurance industry annually pays out millions for suicide claims.
Global Update: Risks & Rewards (LOMA Resource)
Insurers everywhere are carefully monitoring developments in the global economy, regulatory oversight, promising markets, and more—then positioning themselves for success in an increasingly competitive world.
Underwriting Presentations from the Spring 2017 WAHLU Meeting
The following presentations from the April 27, 2017 Wisconsin Association of Health and Life Underwriters Meeting have been posted at the WAHLU site:
- Underwriting around the World by Al Klein
- Autoimmune Disease: Triggers and Treatments by Anne Sherman
- NT-proBNP and Some Other Stuff by Hank George
Underwriter Focus: Why Insurers Should Give Weight to the Global Rise in Eating Disorders
The magnitude of the cost, both to the individual and the economy as a whole, represented by eating disorders is often underestimated. The growing numbers presenting to services in high income countries is not merely a reflection of service availability, but a very real increase in the number of cases.
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?