Our Perspective

  • Demystifying Dementia

    By Ross Campbell |January 26, 2015|English

    It is estimated that 35 million people worldwide had dementia in 2010, but by 2050 that number will exceed 115 million. Today, most people have relatives or know someone who is suffering from dementia. But what is dementia, exactly? The word “dementia”...

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  • Critical Illness As a Supplement to Long Term Care

    By Steve Rowley |June 14, 2014|English

    Long Term Care (LTC) insurance has been one of the most problematic insurance products for insurers. In recent years they have lost tens, and sometimes hundreds, of millions of dollars on this product. Many insurers have exited the market and nearly...

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  • Screening for Dementia - Hype or Hope?

    By Dr. Chris Ball |May 18, 2014|English

    Dementia Awareness Week 2014 takes place in the UK this week with the aim of encouraging those with personal concerns to talk about them. Dementia is an important public policy concern and currently has a high profile in this arena and in the news....

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  • Best Intentions for Britain’s Long Term Care Market

    By Jules Constantinou |May 13, 2014|English

    A Statement of Intent signed by the UK Government and the Association of British Insurers earlier this year will go some way towards creating better conditions in which to grow the country’s Long Term Care (LTC) market after the passing of the...

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  • What Lessons Can the UK’s Social Care System Learn From Other LTC Insurance Markets?

    By Andres Webersinke |February 05, 2014|English

    Long Term Care (LTC) insurance is neither bought nor sold in the UK, so how can financial products help to pay for care costs in the future? This was the big question posed at the recent Social Care Summit in London, organised by the Association of...

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  • Going Deeper Into German Data Pools

    By Karin Neelsen |January 29, 2014|English

    Gen Re maintains three data pools for the German Life/Health market covering mortality, disability and annuity sales. By monitoring these important life insurance products, we can uncover trends relating to morbidity, mortality and incidence rates as...

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