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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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Our services include the design of new products, calculation of the respective rates, and support in the development of policy terms and conditions.

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We have a global network of data scientists, and deep expertise in solving complex business problems.

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Medical Services

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

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Digital Solutions

We help our clients create digital solutions across the insurance value chain.

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Featured Research

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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Upcoming Underwriting Events & Training

Featured events, conferences, training & education.

Business School

Business School

Your partner for professional development in insurance.

Training courses for underwriters and claims assessors.

Our Publications

Featured Article

New Mortality Assumptions for Pension Business in Spain

Longevity can be seen as a societal achievement, but it can also become a risk. Using the new 2nd Order Base Mortality Table (PER2020) for Spain, we look at these new mortality assumptions to better understand its implications for the insurance sector.

Morbidity Trends – The Long-Term Impact of the Pandemic [Video]
Long COVID’s persistent symptoms, varying from fatigue to organ damage, challenge diagnosis and treatment, affecting many post-recovery. Its impact on work capacity raises concerns for the labor market and disability insurance, with evidence of reduced work schedules and increased unemployment.
Sabrina Link
Ushering in a New Era of Cystic Fibrosis Management
It has long been thought that cystic fibrosis is a pediatric disorder but has become a chronic disease to be managed into adulthood. A “new era” in cystic fibrosis care has been announced, however concerns are that these striking innovations will not be available or affordable across all markets.
Dr. Chris Ball
Growing Concern Over the Rise in Early-Onset Cancers – An Underwriting Perspective
You have cancer – three words no one ever wants to hear but especially those individuals under the age of 50. Sadly, the incidence of early-onset cancer, those diagnosed between the ages of 18-49, is increasing in the U.S. and globally. Here’s a look at the trend.
Lindsay McPeak, Kim Sholtis
Cardiovascular Disease Deaths in Young Adults – A Tie to Substance Use?
While much has been written about life expectancy in the U.S. having hit a relative low point, it’s largely young and middle-aged adults most impacted by this decline. Multiple factors have contributed to the trend, with heart diseases playing a significant role. Here’s a look at some risk factors.
Dr. Jonah Fox

We take an end-to-end approach to the service we provide. Whether you are looking for new insights into product development, access to leading underwriting tools and expertise, or assistance with a challenging claim, we have the people and tools to help directly or by way of training.

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