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Do you remember the game Operations? You know the one where you carefully operate on Sam without setting off the buzzer? Remember the excitement of seeing all the ailments to cure, some easier than others. But that dare devil in you always went for the really hard ones! As you get close to saving your patient Sam, one of two things happen 1) SUCCESS you got the ailment, you cured Sam or 2) The failing sounds of the buzzer goes off (along with your dreams of being a surgeon).
Okay maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but as underwriters we have a similar experience when we first open a file. Every case is comparable to Sam on the operating table - it’s our job to identify ailments and some are always going to be harder than others. One of the more challenging diseases is definitely Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Let’s just say in the world of Operations it would earn you 1000 points!
So how can you successfully identify CAD as an underwriter? Below I walk you through the key steps and to bring back some memories - I approach it like a game of Operations.