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  • Understanding Depression for Fairer Risk Assessment

    By Dr. Chris Ball |November 26, 2015|English | Deutsch

    The release of the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a manual edited by the American Psychiatric Association, led to an outcry from many experts who felt the diagnostic tool labelled everyday problems...

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  • Underwriting the Hepatitis B Risk: Chronic vs. Carrier

    By Cynthia Figueroa |November 24, 2015|English

    Underwriting Hepatitis B can be challenging. Hepatitis B is acquired and spread in a variety of ways. As underwriters, we may never know how an individual was exposed to the virus. Hepatitis B is acquired as a result of exposure to blood or blood products....

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  • Sneaking Up - How Diabetes Puts Lives at Risk

    By Ross Campbell |November 12, 2015|English

    World Diabetes Day, held each year on 14 November, is truly a global event because diabetes affects people in every country. The International Diabetes Federation aims to raise awareness amidst concern over an escalating diabetes epidemic. The numbers...

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  • Linking Meat to Cancer – What Does This Mean for Insurers?

    By Ross Campbell |November 01, 2015|English | Deutsch

    The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has made a decision to endorse the classification of processed meat as a Group 1 carcinogen. This alarming action means it now believes that there is sufficient evidence in humans to...

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  • Avoiding Fraud - Agent Identity Theft

    By Keith Brown |October 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...

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  • The Cost of Mental Health in the U.S.

    By Julie Spugnardi|October 07, 2015|English

    This week two important campaigns are underway - both aimed at raising awareness and fighting the stigma associated with mental illness - Mental Illness Awareness Week in the U.S. (Oct. 4 – Oct. 10) and World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10). As we've...

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