Our Perspective

  • How Our Expertise in Emerging Markets Can Benefit Your Business

    By Capitolina Tourbina|June 17, 2014|English

    Doing business in emerging markets comes with a multitude of challenges. However, for those companies capable of identifying a need for something different, or better, rewards can be significant. Motor Own Damage (MOD) insurance in Russia is a great...

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  • Critical Illness As a Supplement to Long Term Care

    By Steve Rowley|June 14, 2014|English

    Long Term Care (LTC) insurance has been one of the most problematic insurance products for insurers. In recent years they have lost tens, and sometimes hundreds, of millions of dollars on this product. Many insurers have exited the market and nearly...

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  • Why Is Valuation Such a Problem on Property Policies?

    By Geoff Piggot|June 12, 2014|English

    A striking feature of property claims, in all the markets in which Gen Re operates, is the number of claims that involve policies with inadequate policy limits. Potentially, this leads to the application of co-insurance/average, possibly a disputed...

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  • 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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