Life Underwriting In 2017 and Beyond
Insurers’ goals are cost containment, faster turnaround and “customer friendliness” with a mandate for continued robust mortality gains. This article looks at impactful interim developments and critical questions yet to be resolved. It includes data from a 2017 survey of 110 life insurers regarding tobacco, alcohol and drug use underwriting.
Accelerated Underwriting – Get on the Right Track
Seeing the many different projects being pursued by direct companies is one of the most interesting aspects of working in reinsurance. Just recently I’ve noticed how many life carriers are going down the Accelerated Underwriting (AU) route.
How Well Does Accelerated Life Underwriting Really Work?
An NAIC task force has proposed an experience reporting update.
The Magic of Selfies In Life Insurance
“People think the process is too onerous and the product is too expensive.” That, Legal & General Insurance EVP James Galli told Karen Webster in this week’s TopicTBD discussion, is the perception of getting a life insurance policy.
How Life Insurers can sell you a Policy without a Doctor’s Visit
We've all seen the advertisements for life insurance policies with "no medical exam necessary" on TV and the internet. Just answer a few basic questions online, provide access to your credit report and other personal information, and – bingo – you've bought yourself a $500,000 life insurance policy.
Accelerated Underwriting: A Transformational Trend
As the life insurance industry continues to look for innovative ways to respond to the changing needs, expectations and buying preferences of 21st century consumers, insurance companies and their reinsurance partners have responded by expanding research and development capabilities. As a key area of research within the industry, cross-functional R&D teams of actuaries, underwriters, data scientists and statisticians are focusing on providing value-added intelligence and advice around the mortality risk implications of using risk scores and new data sources in accelerated and enhanced underwriting programs.
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Impending Death of the Life Insurance Medical Exam
Peeing in a cup, giving blood samples, getting blood pressure checked and stepping on the scale were once unavoidable (and often dreaded) parts of applying for life insurance. But data services and technology are gradually replacing the life insurance medical exam.
Accelerated Underwriting - Be Sure Your Company Gets It Right
Have you seen the SOA's recently released "Predictive Analytics & Accelerated Underwriting Survey Report"? It is a terrific reminder of what an interesting time it is to be an underwriter, actuary or data scientist in the U.S. life and health insurance industry.
Predictive Analytics and Accelerated Underwriting Survey Report
The Predictive Analytics & Accelerated Underwriting Survey Subcommittee of the Society’s Committee on Life Insurance Mortality and Underwriting Surveys has completed its report on the results of a survey designed to obtain feedback on several current hot topics in the industry, namely predictive analytics, accelerated underwriting and enhanced underwriting. This survey was sent to US and Canadian direct life insurance companies.
State Regulators Eye Life Accelerated Underwriting Programs
An arm of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners is starting to talk about use of accelerated underwriting in the U.S. life insurance sales process.