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ECG Interpretations and Common Benign Rhythms – Straight from the Heart

Dec 3, 2019 11:26:58 AM / by Al Thai posted in Underwriting, Thought Leadership, Whitepapers and Research, Life Underwriting

This article was originally featured in the September 2019 Issue of OTR and is reprinted with permission of ON THE RISK, Journal of the Academy of Life Underwriting.

Author: Al Thai, MD Underwriter LOGiQ3 Corp.

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Vaccination and the Insurance Industry: Trends and Considerations

Nov 27, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by Al Thai posted in Life Underwriting, Underwriting Expert Series

Numerous health professionals have called vaccinations one of the greatest advances in medicine in the last two centuries. Bits of inactivated virus or synthesized viral DNA are put into the bloodstream, and the body’s immune system gets in some target practice. Indeed, it is something of a scientific and immunologic marvel. Given this achievement in science, why is a growing subset of the population turning their backs on vaccines, and how will that impact the life underwriting industry?

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Music To My Brain

Nov 20, 2019 8:45:00 AM / by Garen Markarian posted in Underwriting, Thought Leadership, Whitepapers and Research, Life Underwriting

This article was originally featured in the September 2019 Issue of OTR and is reprinted with permission of ON THE RISK, Journal of the Academy of Life Underwriting.

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2019 Update on Type 2 Diabetes: New Advances in Management and Monitoring

May 14, 2019 12:02:12 PM / by Al Thai posted in Life Underwriting, Underwriting Expert Series

 

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Life Underwriting Expert Series: Longevity and Life Insurance

Apr 2, 2019 2:04:01 PM / by Vicki Zandbergen posted in Life Underwriting, Underwriting Expert Series

 

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Top Considerations for Underwriting Critical Illness: Underwriting Expert Series Week 16

Dec 20, 2018 2:14:57 PM / by Karen McLeod posted in Life Underwriting, Underwriting Expert Series

 

The huge variety of products, special cases, and unique considerations that underwriters face every day make it an exciting but challenging industry to keep up with. Our expert series aims to make it a little easier by providing resources straight from industry experts on the topics that underwriters are facing now.

Critical illness (CI) insurance is an area that life underwriters face that can be complex and involve detailed review to get right. Karen McLeod, Senior Underwriter & Learning Specialist, shares her advice and top tips how to approach critical illness as a life underwriter.

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Treating Type II Diabetes with Gastric Bypass Surgery: Underwriting Expert Series Week 15

Dec 4, 2018 1:52:16 PM / by Seema Samad posted in Life Underwriting, Underwriting Expert Series

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Diabetes has been a longstanding area of interest for life underwriters. The Centre for Disease Control estimates that more than 30 million Americans have diabetes. The numbers appear to be rising, and it’s estimated that as many as 80 million Americans are living with prediabetes – the condition that typically leads to type II diabetes within five years. The numbers are impactful, especially since nearly 1 in 4 people with prediabetes are undiagnosed.

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Lung Cancer, Non-smokers, and Risk Analysis for Life Underwriters: Expert Series Week 14

Oct 19, 2018 9:07:00 AM / by Elliott Dickson posted in Life Underwriting, Underwriting Expert Series

In this edition of our Underwriters Expert Series, we’re uncovering the risks associated with lung cancer – beyond cigarettes. Learn about other causes of this fatal disease and why life underwriters need to look at more than smoking status for assessment.

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What is the Connection Between Concussions & Critical Illness? Expert Series Week 13

Sep 26, 2018 4:01:45 PM / by Karen McLeod posted in Underwriting, Life Underwriting, Underwriting Expert Series

 

Welcome to our thirteenth installment of our Underwriting Expert Series. Check out the full series for more risk assessment tips. This week, our Senior Underwriter, Karen McLeod provides the essential knowledge you need to know as a life underwriter with regards to Concussions for Critical Illness (CI) and Life Insurance. Let's get right into it!

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AHOU Annual Conference - What to Expect?

Sep 17, 2018 2:38:09 PM / by Garen Markarian posted in Life Underwriting

A who?” is the typical response from anyone who has never heard of AHOU; The Association of Home Office Underwriters. If you happen to be in the life insurance industry, then you may have attended the Annual Conference which is held annually across North America. In 2018, the conference was in Chicago, and I was fortunate to be able to attend this four-day action packed conference. This was my first time attending AHOU, it was an exciting experience from which I was able to take away several expert insights to apply to my work.

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