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Our Perspective

  • HIV and Insurance - Full Circle in South Africa

    By Jason Cooper-Williams |November 30, 2014|English

    In terms of possible catastrophe scenarios facing the life insurance industry, pandemic risk is one of the largest. Many in the industry have seen numbers or models based on the Spanish Flu from 1918, the biggest pandemic in relatively recent times....

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  • Cheerleading: Dangerous Artistry in a Miniskirt

    By Claudia Breuer |November 20, 2014|English

    Cheerleaders may look great at a football or basketball game, shaking their colorful pom-poms as they dance, but there’s more to it than that. In fact, few sports are as demanding - or risky - as cheerleading is today. Cheerleading has changed...

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  • Diabetes and Life Insurance - Crossing the Divide

    By Andres Webersinke |November 13, 2014|English

    Diabetes is on track to become the world’s seventh leading cause of death by 2030, according to the World Health Organization. Diabetes already affects several hundred million people and worryingly, younger people are increasingly being diagnosed...

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  • MMA – Why Underwriters Need To Keep Their Guards Up

    By Ann Marie Dooley|October 12, 2014|English

    Life insurance underwriters encounter all kinds of risks across the scope of human activity. Professional sports, especially contact sports, present some interesting challenges. But Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), a fast growing competitive sport, is something...

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  • Changing Perspectives - Living and Working With Schizophrenia

    By Dr. Chris Ball |October 08, 2014|English

    World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October each year. With this year's theme of living a healthy life with schizophrenia, the aim is to foster positive attitudes towards this illness and highlight the success of person-centered treatment that...

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  • Big Data, Little Data and Decision Analytics

    By Steve Mannik|September 21, 2014|English

    How big is Big Data? Is it Gigabytes? Terabytes? Petabytes? At Gen Re, we don't think data size matters as much as what you do with it. In the right hands and with the right tools, Decision Analytics can create powerful business applications for both...

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