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  • The Future of Life Insurance – Personalizing Quotes

    By Dani Katz, Co-founder & Director, Optalitix (Guest Author)|April 24, 2017|English

    Technology is making us impatient. Most of us now use the Internet to find information or buy something, and in most cases we find what we want with little effort. Yet when it comes to buying insurance, consumers encounter several barriers. Behavioural...

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  • The EEOC and the Future of EPLI

    By Alice Zelikson and Jeff Weisel |April 19, 2017|English

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently released its statistical details for the 91,000 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in the 2016 fiscal year. Since 2014, the number of charges filed with the EEOC...

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  • 5 Insights into an Evolving ERM Process

    By Janice Englesbe|April 17, 2017|English

    At Gen Re we have had an enterprise risk management (ERM) process in place for many years. The goal has always been for our ERM discipline to be useful to the organization, such that it provides feedback and information yet doesn’t create unnecessary...

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  • Living to 100 - Implications for Insurers

    By Joan Coverson |April 11, 2017|English

    The number of centenarians, people who've reached their hundredth birthday, has been increasing. The UK had more than 14,000 centenarians in 2015 compared to less than 8,000 in 2002.1 In 50 years, the figure is projected to exceed 400,000. The U.S....

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  • Predictive Analytics Global Survey Results - Still Room to Grow for Life & Health Insurers

    By Guizhou Hu |April 05, 2017|English | Chinese

    How big is “big data” for life and health insurers? What are insurers worldwide focused on when it comes to predictive analytics? How are they adopting it and what are their expectations for the future? We set out to find answers to these...

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  • Wearables in Life Insurance – Game Changer or Passing Fad?

    By Ross Campbell |April 04, 2017|English

    Some life insurers now use data from fitness trackers to lower premiums. But does a policyholder’s number of steps really improve his or her mortality? Despite the link between a sedentary life and the risk of heart disease or cancer being well...

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