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Keith Brown

Life/Health Risk Management & Chief Underwriter, Stamford

Keith Brown is Chief Underwriter and Vice President, Risk Management for Gen Re’s North American Life/Health division. He is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of risk management strategy for Ceded Life, Critical Illness (CI) and Individual Disability Income (IDI) reinsurance. Keith heads up an underwriting unit focused on Life products based in Stamford, and an underwriting team dedicated to Individual DI and CI insurance based in Portland.

  • Accelerated Underwriting – Get on The Right Track

    By Keith Brown |Sep 20, 2017|English

    Seeing the many different projects being pursued by direct companies is one of the most interesting aspects of working in reinsurance. Just recently I’ve noticed how many life carriers are going down the Accelerated Underwriting (AU) route. It’s not surprising:...

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  • Avoiding Fraud - Agent Identity Theft

    By Keith Brown |Oct 28, 2015|English

    Some states' Department of Insurance websites were hacked in recent years and agent information was altered for agents who had not actively written new business for an extended period of time. Identity theft continues to be a growing problem in many industries,...

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  • Avoiding Fraud - Life Insurance Sales Practices

    By Keith Brown |Sep 23, 2015|English

    Once in a great while you might come across a sales practice that makes you wonder; something about it doesn’t feel right. Less often you might actually think there is a real scheme. But some sales practices should raise a red flag: rebating and churning...

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  • Avoiding Fraud - ILIT Trustee and Trust Beneficiary Situations

    By Keith Brown |Aug 02, 2015|English

    Companies have a variety of approaches for handling life insurance applications with an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) listed as owner and/or beneficiary. Some companies don’t ask for anything other than the trust’s tax identification number;...

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