Busted: Top Five Myths About Accelerated Underwriting
As accelerated underwriting programs grow more prevalent in the industry, some carriers may feel they are falling behind. But this may be more perception than reality. The following article from RGA addresses common misconceptions around accelerated underwriting and dispels many of the myths about implementing an accelerated underwriting program
The Impact of Simplified Underwriting on Life Insurance
In this episode of LIMRA Unplugged, LIMRA Research Director Alison Salka talks with Jim Scanlon, life insurance research director for LIMRA, about the impact of simplified underwriting.
Key Issues in Simplified Issue Products (Slides)
Slides from the presentation by Robert Stout, Laboratory Director at Clinical Reference Laboratory delivered at the 2017 Spring Meeting of the Actuaries’ Club of the Southwest.
Carriers Using Simplified Issue to Better Serve Consumers
In an effort to underwrite more quickly and accurately, carriers are exploring simplified issue products, according to a new LIMRA study.
The Explosion in Accelerated Underwriting
A novel hybrid approach to simplified life underwriting has exploded onto the industry landscape. Each passing month finds several more carriers rolling out what has come to be dubbed “accelerated underwriting” (AU).
A Guide to Simplified Underwriting
Over the years, insurance carriers have sought to underwrite and issue more policies in less time and at lower costs. Many insurance advisors might also say that today’s full underwriting process is not only long, but can be daunting for the advisor as well as the applicant. As a result, many insurance carriers have been developing products with simplified underwriting. This article discusses the main approaches to simplified underwriting, their advantages, and associated risks, and how insurers can mitigate these risks.
Accelerated Underwriting and Simplified Issue | New Underwriting (Slides)
Slides from this session, presented at the 2016 SOA Life & Annuity Symposium, have been posted. See Session 47 at the 8:15-9:30 am time slot.
Bridging the Gap between Simplified Issue and Fully Underwritten (Slides)
There is a huge chasm between the speed to issue a simplified issue policy, compared to a fully underwritten policy. This session will address new processes that have been developed to speed the current fully underwritten policy issue process without needing to go all the way to simplified issue assumptions. The experts will discuss new rapid diagnostic testing protocols offered in alternative test settings and other tools and techniques to improve speed to issue. The experts will also discuss how these processes can help improve the consistency and quality of underwriting evidence and potentially affect both not-taken rates and mortality assumptions.
https://www.soa.org/Professional-Development/Event-Calendar/2015/annual-... (Session 156, in the 8:30-9:45 time slot)
For Life Insurance, Online Doesn’t Mean Cheaper
With Life Insurance Awareness Month well under way, it’s important for consumers to understand the effects underwriting can have on price. And it’s an area where awareness is lacking.