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Our Perspective

  • Concerns Rise Over MERS

    By Dr. Ian Cox|June 11, 2015|English | Deutsch

    By June 11, 2015, nine deaths were attributed to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, where 130 cases had been confirmed. It is the largest outbreak of the viral disease recorded outside the Arabian Peninsula so far. So just what...

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  • Insurers Get the Measure of Wearable Tech

    By Ross Campbell |June 02, 2015|English

    Ever considered wearing clothing that monitors your heart rate and helps reduce stress? It’s not so far-fetched - something similar is already patented. Along with telematics, “wearables” like this belong to the fast-expanding group...

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  • Insurance Exchanges and Older Consumers

    By Steve Woods |May 31, 2015|English

    With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010, Americans were introduced to a relatively new way to purchase health insurance - the exchange. A government-regulated exchange is publicly run by either the state or...

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  • Who Cares What the Customer Thinks? New Research Shares Consumers’ Perspectives on Exchanges

    By Mike Fullerton |April 26, 2015|English

    Recently I Googled "Research on Insurance Exchanges.” It may (or may not) be a surprise to you that I got almost 17 million search results. What came up was an abundance of information - reports on everything from how to navigate them to...

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  • Negative Interest Rates - The Perfect Financial Storm

    By Tad Montross|April 16, 2015|English | Français

    Negative interest rates could create a perfect financial storm for the insurance industry, simultaneously putting investment returns and underwriting adequacy under unsustainable pressure. Compounding the risks for multinational insurers, a persistently...

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  • Cigarettes - What’s Your Poison?

    By Ross Campbell |March 08, 2015|English | Italiano

    If we ate rather than smoked cigarettes, we would expect the packets to list their ingredients to help us make informed healthy choices - perhaps resulting in our avoiding them altogether. But tobacco manufacturers are not obliged to do this. If the...

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