Underwriting Focus 2021, No. 1
Issue: October 2021 |
L/H General Industry
By Dr. Himanshu Bhatia, Life/Health Senior Medical Consultant, Mumbai
Dr. Katharina Dorn, Life/Health Associate Underwriter, Cologne
Dr. Sara Kannampuzha, Life/Health Underwriter, Cologne
Ben Quilter, Life/Health Associate Underwriter, Cologne
Annika Schilling, Life/Health Underwriting Manager, Cologne
Anke Siebers, Life/Health Insurance Education Consultant, Cologne
Dr. Mark Westwood, Barts Heart Centre and Consulting Medical Officer to Gen Re, London (guest contributor)
Dr. Filip Zemrak, Barts Heart Centre, London (guest contributor)
Childhood diseases and disorders range from heart defects to motor impairments, as well as behavioural and learning difficulties. Some conditions grow into major hardships in adulthood; others can be treated successfully and have a very good prognosis for later life. Untreated children are at risk of developing additional physical and mental problems as well as social, academic and occupational difficulties.
This edition of reviews individual childhood diseases and disorders, i.e. congenital heart diseases, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and dyscalculia. The picture is rounded off with recommendations for underwriting children and young adults with these conditions in their medical history.