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  • Ebola - The New Swine Flu?

    By Ross Campbell |August 05, 2014|English

    The increasing alarm surrounding the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a chilling reminder of the potential for the spread of viruses to rapidly reach epidemic proportions. Since March 2014, the scale and spread of the current...

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  • Life Benefit Riders – Get on Track

    By Joe Atamaniuk |June 19, 2014|English

    Living benefit riders, or accelerated death benefit riders (ABR), have been around the life insurance arena for many years, but as the industry looks for ways to attract new customers, their use has intensified recently. There are three different kinds...

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  • Rethinking Mental Health Claims

    By Viviane Murphy |June 05, 2014|English

    A person experiencing depression or any other psychological distress is perhaps at the lowest ebb in life. As life insurers, our principal role is supporting customers when their conditions become disabling for them. Part of our role is also to help...

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  • Group Disability and Term Life Survey - First the Good News

    By Marcy Updike|June 04, 2014|English

    There were many encouraging results to report in this year’s U.S. Group Disability and Group Term Life Market Survey. After all, each of the products - LTD, STD and Life - saw positive growth in sales and in-force premium. This hasn't always...

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  • Smoke and Mirrors in the E-Cigarette Debate

    By Andres Webersinke |May 29, 2014|English

    “Smoking Kills” is written in bold letters on cigarette packs. Warnings about the harmfulness of smoking are mandatory in many countries today. In fact, 2014 marks 50 years since the U.S. Surgeon General’s report on smoking emphasized...

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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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