Our Perspective

  • How To Make Experience Count for Something

    By Mo Tooker|November 17, 2014|English

    I talked about "snap and stick behavior" in my last blog post: how the decision making process can be wrecked by participants not taking on board the multiple perspectives available to them. I also explained the way Gen Re’s people are...

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  • Identifying Millennials’ Attitudes and Behaviors [Infographic]

    By Marissa Valente|November 11, 2014|English | Français

    Millennials are all around you and they're important to your business. Also known as Generation Y, millennials include anyone born roughly between 1980 and 2000. With 80 million members, this generation of young people is the largest in the history...

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  • Innovate or Bust - Why We Need To Reimagine Insurance

    By Drew King |October 30, 2014|English

    Recently we held an event for senior executives from across the life and health industry called the Gen Re Summit. This was an invitation-only opportunity for insurance leaders to hear from a cross-section of experts on hot topics including innovation,...

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  • Underwriting the Known and the Unknown - Focusing on Thought Process

    By Michael Clift |October 26, 2014|English

    Remember what Donald Rumsfeld, the former U.S. Secretary of Defense, said about “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns”? Often mocked, it actually makes a lot of sense - and the theory is particularly relevant for underwriters. The...

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  • How To Break the Snap and Stick Routine and Thrive in a World of Gray

    By Mo Tooker|October 23, 2014|English

    In my last blog discussing Gen Re’s work on decision biases, I shared how something called the fundamental attribution error inclines us to overweight the contribution that individual attitude and skill makes to our performance and underweight...

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  • Time To Get to Grips With ORSA

    By Janice Englesbe|October 16, 2014|English

    The effective date of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Risk Management and ORSA model Act, January 1, 2015, is getting closer. As the name suggests, the Own Risk Solvency Assessment (ORSA) is an internal process whereby...

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