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Underwriting Manuals

Underwriting manuals play a vital role in managing risk for insurers and reinsurers alike. Gen Re’s underwriting manuals support underwriters across the globe in their daily work by providing comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines for the assessment of multiple types of risk.

Underwriting Engine

Our global expert underwriting system COMPASS is used by numerous companies and markets, processing more than 15,000 applications each day. COMPASS evaluates and underwrites Life and Disability applications. Depending on the product type, suggested underwriting actions include policy issue, request for additional information, referral to an underwriter or decline.

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Experienced, responsive medical directors supporting you and our underwriters, while providing our underwriting manuals with the latest medical knowledge.  

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Mental Health

Mental Health

We believe there is more our industry can do to support people living with mental health conditions. Our passionate team of global experts is working to share their knowledge, challenge existing practices, and develop new solutions to help foster a more inclusive approach to mental health.

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Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics

In a time of rapidly evolving underwriting approaches, uncertainty about future morbidity and mortality improvement, and increased insurer focus on client engagement, the Gen Re BE Academy, developed in relationship with Suffolk University professors, is designed to help our clients’ staff learn how small changes can make a big difference. 

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Training courses for underwriters and claims assessors.

Our Publications

Featured Article

Accelerated Underwriting Market Survey

Sharing results from the Gen Re 2022 Individual Life Accelerated Underwriting Survey. Fifty-five U.S. Individual Life insurance carriers participated in the study. Read the survey highlights.

Beware of Demo Mode on Electrocardiogram Reports
Life and Disability underwriters need to be aware they may receive significant computer-generated fake data even though they are relying on the sources of the information they receive. Whether accidental, incompetence or fraud, here is something else for your radar.
Dr. Paul Higgins
The Impact of Climate Change on Mental Health
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing humanity today. However, the impact of climate change on mental health is a relatively new area of research, and it is increasingly gaining attention. We explore the impact of climate change on both, the life and non-life insurance industry.
Mary Enslin
Post-Acute Care: The Need for Integration
Robust care coordination and discharge planning serve as cornerstones of length of stay management. Read about the importance of care transitions, integrating acute and post-acute care, differences in various post-acute care settings, and the impact of post-acute care on claims management.
Dr. Jonah Fox
Targeted Treatment of Allergies And Their Possible Impact on Disability Claims [Part 2 of 2]
In Europe health care for patients with allergic diseases is still inadequate although the number of people with allergies is steadily increasing and more treatment options are available. We discuss different treatment options and the impact on disability claims.
Dr. Sandra Mitic

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