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LIFE UNDERWRITING HUB

Tips, trends, and best practices shared by our team of life insurance underwriters and technologists

Acromegaly and Pituitary Tumors for Life Underwriters

If you grew up in North America in the 1980s, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with, or even watched, the wrestling television program called the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). This sports show included popular wrestlers Hulk Hogan and...

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Underwriting Off-Label Drug Use

The medications we take control our ailments and make us feel better, but what many patients don’t know is that the pills they take may not be approved for their condition. After all, in the US, Canada, and the UK once a medication is approved to...

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Evaluating Underwriters Beyond Auditing

As underwriters, we analyze risk in insurance proposals and determine policy terms and premiums on the basis of actuarial, statistical, and background information.  We receive intense training and amass great amounts of knowledge through hands-on...

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Type 2 Diabetes: Advances in Management and Monitoring

Diabetes is an ongoing problem in our modern society. While much effort has been put into fighting the disease, its prevalence and healthcare costs continue to rise. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the burden of diabetes on the...

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Longevity and Life Insurance

Life insurance gets impacted by everything life throws our way. From sickness to health, career trends to transportation advances, the way we live, and our quality of life all change how life insurance gets assessed, administered, and purchased. The...

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Top Considerations for Underwriting Critical Illness

The huge variety of products, special cases, and unique considerations that underwriters face every day make it an exciting but challenging industry to keep up with. Our expert series aims to make it a little easier by providing resources straight...

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Treating Type II Diabetes with Gastric Bypass Surgery

Diabetes has been a longstanding area of interest for life underwriters. The Centre for Disease Control estimates that more than 30 million Americans have diabetes. The numbers appear to be rising, and it’s estimated that as many as 80 million...

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Lung Cancer, Non-smokers, and Risk Analysis for Life Underwriters

In this article, we’re uncovering the risks associated with lung cancer – beyond cigarettes. Learn about other causes of this fatal disease and why life underwriters need to look at more than smoking status for assessment.

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What is the Connection Between Concussions & Critical Illness?

  This week, our Senior Underwriter, Karen McLeod provides the essential knowledge you need to know as a life underwriter with regards to Concussions for Critical Illness (CI) and Life Insurance. Let's get right into it!

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Will Pharmacogenetics Impact Life Underwriting?

We are excited to be exploring an overview of Pharmacogenetics with Senior Underwriter, Garen Markarian. Make sure to subscribe to our Life Underwriting Hub to receive the latest key trends in your inbox.

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