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Do Millennials Have the Highest Driving Mortality Risk? Expert Series Week 7

Apr 20, 2018 12:26:04 PM / by Mervyn Gillson posted in Underwriting Expert Series, Life Underwriting

Welcome to the  seventh edition of our Underwriting Expert Series. Missed the previous articles in the series? View them here! This week, we are excited to share Senior Underwriting Specialist and Claims Manager, Mervyn Gillson’s, perspective on the driving risk of the millennial generation.

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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence in Life Insurance

Apr 13, 2018 4:23:27 PM / by David Hou posted in Life Underwriting, InsurTech, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Reinsurance

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are hot topics right now – and for good reason. Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are unlocking new insights, capabilities, efficiencies, and opportunities across industries and sectors.

Life insurance is no exception. Getting a grasp of what it is and how it can impact life insurance is critical to rethink challenges, spot solutions, and adapt in a changing industry.

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Accounting for Abnormal Kidney Function in Younger Ages – Expert Series Week 6

Apr 6, 2018 9:31:33 AM / by Elliott Dickson posted in Underwriting Expert Series, Life Underwriting

Thanks for joining the sixth week of our Underwriting Expert Series. So far, you’ve learned about several key concepts for life underwriters including underwriting mature ages, the impact of marijuana and the opioid crisis on insurance. This week, Senior Underwriter, Elliott Dickson explores abnormal kidney functions in younger ages.

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ReFocus 2018 Conference Highlights: Embracing Longevity Through Digital

Mar 29, 2018 3:57:04 PM / by Natalie Ho posted in Life Insurance

Earlier this month, our team attended the ReFocus 2018 conference in Las Vegas. The conference brings together executives from the life insurance and reinsurance space to discuss challenges faced globally by the industry. This year’s theme focused on the impact of life expectancy and longevity on life insurance and reinsurance. While there were a variety of insightful sessions, the highlights below focus on the digital and technological opportunities discussed at ReFocus 2018.

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3 Ways Actuaries Can Effectively Communicate with Nontechnical Audiences

Mar 14, 2018 12:48:04 PM / by Raymond E. DiDonna

The content of this article was originally published in The Actuary as Simplifying the Complex: How to speak to nontechnical audiences.

A natural part of anyone’s business career, the further you advance, the broader your audience becomes. And that applies to both formal and informal settings.

As an actuarial student, your primary audience is your boss (an actuary), his or her peers (other actuaries) and your peers (actuarial students). For the most part, this group is homogenous and very similar to you. Thus, it’s not too difficult to prepare to present information to them. You just need to focus on how you want to present the information since, generally speaking, the way you want to present it is the way they want to receive it. Said differently, early in your career you already know your audience well. This is not true, how­ever, as your career advances and your audience gets more diverse.

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The Link Between Obesity and Cancer Risk – Expert Series Week 5

Mar 9, 2018 11:52:29 AM / by Karen McLeod posted in Underwriting Expert Series, Life Underwriting

Welcome to the fifth edition of our Underwriting Expert Series. Missed the previous articles in the series? View them here! This week, Senior Underwriter, Karen McLeod, is discussing the link between obesity and cancer.

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What is the Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Life Underwriters? - Expert Series Week 4

Feb 23, 2018 6:11:00 AM / by Garen Markarian posted in Underwriting Expert Series, Life Underwriting

This is the fourth edition of our Underwriting Expert Series. Make sure to catch up on the rest of the series here. This week, Senior Underwriter, GarenMarkarian, explores the opioid crisis, how it impacts the life insurance industry and what life underwriters need to consider when assessing applicants with current or past usage.

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Will the increasing availability of genetic testing results have an impact on life insurers? – Expert Series Week 3

Dec 29, 2017 5:54:13 PM / by Elliott Dickson and Garen Markarian posted in Underwriting Expert Series, Life Underwriting

Thanks for tuning into the third edition of our Underwriting Expert Series. So far, we’ve covered underwriting mature ages and the impact of legalized marijuana on underwriting. This week we are exploring another newsworthy topic that will impact the life insurance industry: genetic testing. 

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5 Reinsurance Treaty Frustrations (And The Consequences They Have)

Dec 27, 2017 5:07:54 PM / by Muy-Hieng Yam posted in Reinsurance Treaty

Tackling a reinsurance treaty can be a comparable experience to tackling an obstacle course. You’re not sure when a surprise will pop up, there is little consistency between obstacle courses and it can be down right frustrating when you can’t find what you are looking for.

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The Impact of Marijuana on Insurance - Expert Series Week 2

Dec 18, 2017 6:30:00 AM / by Garen Markarian posted in Underwriting Expert Series, Life Underwriting

Welcome to the second edition of our LOGiQ3 Underwriting Expert Series! Each week, one of our life underwriters will provide an in depth look at an important topic for life underwriting professionals.  

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