Genomic Medicine: The Time is Now
The life industry finds itself at an inflection point as insurers come under growing pressure to position themselves to embrace genomics and genetic testing. Best's Review explores the underwriting implications of rapid advances in genomics, including research by RGA and King’s College London into the risk prediction potential of polygenic risk scores for incidence and death from breast cancer and coronary artery disease.
LOMA Resource: Looking Ahead - Our Annual Industry Forecast
Resource asked insurance industry leaders to share their thoughts on what 2019 holds for sales and profitability, information technology, customer service and human capital. We also asked them to discuss the fraud risks and business disruptors they will face.
3 Insurance Underwriting Predictions for 2019 and Beyond
Could 2019 be the year of an underwriting technology transformation? We’re not yet ready to make that prediction, but we do see the makings of a transformation, as more insurers invest in technologies that they believe will deliver solid returns to their top and bottom lines. In fact, underwriting is the second-largest category within the growing life insurtech investment sector.
Going Beyond Biometrical Underwriting
Either through online application processes and simplified underwriting, or by more advanced data analysis – using, for example, facial recognition – the underwriting process is going to change. What the exact developments will be and how they finally affect our industry is not yet 100% clear.
LOMA Resource: Global Update - Pressures and Possibilities
What effect will changing—and challenging—economies, politics, and regulations have on life insurance companies worldwide?
Life Conference Report: The Changing Industry (LOMA Resource)
At the 2018 Life Insurance Conference, industry leaders discussed important issues and strategies that will shape the future of the industry.
The End of Distance in Life Insurance
Distance is one of the most abiding pain points for life insurers. It is a source of cost, inefficiency, and inconvenience in many life insurance processes, from reaching customers for testing, delivering training to employees and beyond.
How Will Genomics Impact Medical Underwriting?
Progress in genomics is creating opportunities and threats for medical underwriting in both health and life insurance.
Players, Principles and Paradigm Busters (LOMA Resource)
Insurance is a complex business comprised of lots of moving pieces. Here’s a peek at who wants in the game, what the rules are, who wants to change them—and more.
CIOs Discuss Strategy, Challenges and Industry Changes
Top insurance industry CIOs discuss emerging trends, top technology initiatives, challenges and change in the industry overall.