Our Perspective

  • Medicare Supplement and the Aging Population

    By Steve Woods |June 09, 2014|English

    Imagine being in a business selling an insurance product where your potential customer base is going to increase by 10,000 people a day, on average, for the next 16 years?1 … Actually, such a market exists today - Medicare Supplement Insurance...

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  • Rethinking Mental Health Claims

    By Viviane Murphy |June 05, 2014|English

    A person experiencing depression or any other psychological distress is perhaps at the lowest ebb in life. As life insurers, our principal role is supporting customers when their conditions become disabling for them. Part of our role is also to help...

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  • First U.S. Case of Illness Arising From Occupational Exposure to Nanomaterials

    By Charlie Kingdollar|June 04, 2014|English

    Gen Re has published past articles about the potential for occupational exposure to nanomaterials to cause latent illness. Recently, a study reported the first case in North America of a worker handling nanoparticles in a U.S. laboratory setting where...

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  • Group Disability and Term Life Survey - First the Good News

    By Marcy Updike|June 04, 2014|English

    There were many encouraging results to report in this year’s U.S. Group Disability and Group Term Life Market Survey. After all, each of the products - LTD, STD and Life - saw positive growth in sales and in-force premium. This hasn't always...

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  • Smoke and Mirrors in the E-Cigarette Debate

    By Andres Webersinke |May 29, 2014|English

    “Smoking Kills” is written in bold letters on cigarette packs. Warnings about the harmfulness of smoking are mandatory in many countries today. In fact, 2014 marks 50 years since the U.S. Surgeon General’s report on smoking emphasized...

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  • How the Best Laid Plans Can Cut Cat Losses [Infographic]

    By Mike Griffin|May 26, 2014|English

    The hurricane season is here, and it's time to make sure you have an effective catastrophe plan in place. A good Cat plan translates into satisfied customers, fewer complaints and better retention levels. Going deeper, it also means reduced bad faith...

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