With interest in wellness rising rapidly across the insurance industry, a research collaboration between RGA and the University of Leicester seeks to provide critical insights to enhance underwriting and pricing for wellness products, as well as to inform consumers on ways to improve their health and longevity.
This white paper aims to study, through the existing literature, the extent to which the different types of wearable technologies can enhance health and life expectancy, whether through the better health management they enable or the amount of data they provide to compute more accurate predictions for health and lifespan. Finally, this white paper analyzes the treatment of wearables in insurance contracts.
Forecasting long-term mortality improvement trends for insurance
RGA's Dr. Dan Zimmerman reviews recent controversies and developments in aging research and updates what to anticipate in the coming years.
This article is the last in a three-part series, highlighting areas of research funded by the Longer Life Foundation (LLF), a not-for-profit organization that supports the study of scientific and public health factors predicting mortality, morbidity, longevity, and wellness.
For the first time in many of our lifetimes, life expectancy in the United States has declined. Not only did it just not go up as much as we expected—it actually declined.
Understanding the effects of physical activity on mortality and morbidity risk
How can medical advancements extend a healthy lifespan and combat the diseases of old age?
Improvements in mortality rates characterized the twentieth century – the trend of living ever longer and healthier lives seemed assured. Recent mortality rates, however, point to a change. The positive trend has slowed. But why? Are all ages affected? And surely medical advances will anyway have us back on track asap?
Fewer Americans are getting cancer, and more of those who do are surviving the disease, according to a new study.