Building your ideal team of life underwriters can be intimidating but with the right tools and partners who understand the unique considerations of the industry, it becomes a lot easier. Straightforward yet powerful tools like behavioral metrics are available for managers who are looking to support their team’s career development at the individual level while driving progress toward broader organizational goals. Behavioral metrics also offer actionable insights that can be leveraged to turn your ‘gut feeling’ during hiring or ‘best guess’ in leadership approaches into strategic decision-making and planning that is backed by data about your team members’ motivations, stressors, and communication styles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Managing resources on your underwriting team is a tricky balance. In fact, I’ve often heard to it referred to as a game of chess. Like chess, it requires you to always be looking ahead and making the right move at the right time. But even the most skilled chess players encounter challenges. When they are challenged, what do they do?
Instead of hastily making a move, they step back and take a hard look at what’s in front of them. They carefully consider the possible outcome of the chess piece they are about to move. They anticipate what move their opponent may make and the impact their move may have. Then they carefully and methodically move their chess piece.
The Insurance Industry is changing every day. These changes present themselves in our collective value offerings, in the methods of how we are able to buy and sell insurance, or even in how insurers are able to underwrite and classify risk. Regardless of the change, they all have implications on the evolving roles of Life Underwriters.
As you may recall, I recently wrote a blog post on Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Young Athletes. In that article, I walked you through the history of marathoning, the (potential) increased risks for young athletes, and the particular case of Ryan Shay. We left off with the question:
Are athletes in fact at increased risk for sudden cardiac death?
Although sudden cardiac death is the leading medical cause of death in athletes, it is rare. Most athletes do not “drop dead” while competing in their sport.