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  • Exercise and Mortality - How Many Steps Translate Into Longer Life?

    By Ross Campbell |March 06, 2017|English

    Fitness trackers can be a convenient way to monitor the number of steps taken every day. Some insurers have even started using them as a proxy for good health, selling life cover to people who are already fit and who track their steps. They may even...

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  • Home-Sharing Risks in the Age of Airbnb

    By Christine Unger |February 28, 2017|English

    The meteoric rise of Airbnb is the most obvious sign of the growth in U.S. home-sharing. According to Pew Research, 11% of all U.S. adults have used home-sharing services and it’s estimated that there are now over half a million Airbnb listings...

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  • How the Environment Will Change for Life Insurers - And Ways to Cope

    By Jules Constantinou|February 21, 2017|English

    The life insurance business might be seen as a steadfast boulder awash in a fast-flowing stream of change, yet the Greek philosopher Socrates taught us that the secret of change is to focus energy on building the new and not fighting the old. Indeed,...

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  • Why Medicare Fraud Is a Blind Spot for Medigap Insurers

    By Patricia Bailer |February 15, 2017|English

    Given the transactional nature of Medicare Supplement claims, inventory management tends to have more of a process versus risk orientation. However, simply processing a claim, and otherwise overlooking its complexities, leaves a lot at stake. For example,...

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  • A Fragile Infrastructure: The Oroville Dam

    By Martha Flanagan|February 15, 2017|English

    Tim Pappas, co-leader of our Flood team, recently blogged about this exact issue, providing valuable information for underwriters. In light of current events in Northern California, it's worth rereading now. The nation's tallest dam, the Oroville Dam...

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  • Insurers Shouldn’t Stigmatize Epilepsy

    By Anke Siebers |February 13, 2017|English | Deutsch

    Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can affect people of all ages. According to the WHO, some 50 million people around the world have epilepsy and an estimated 2.4 million new diagnoses are made each year. The condition has significant implications...

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