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Our Perspective

  • 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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  • Suicide: Time To Turn Back the Tide [Infographic]

    By Sara Goldberg |September 09, 2014|English

    It always comes as a shock when we hear about a suicide. Think about the response to the actor Robin Williams' death recently. Yet, as we will be hearing on World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), suicide is far from unusual. On a global level...

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  • Misclassification of Risk: Dealing With a Fact of Life (Insurance)

    By Eric Golus |September 06, 2014|English

    Risk misclassification sometimes occurs no matter how much underwriting a life insurance policy receives. What happens if the risk we are taking is misclassified? For example, when a substandard risk is classified as a standard risk and pays lower...

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