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LIFE UNDERWRITING HUB

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

Identifying and Life Underwriting Colon Cancer

In this article, Senior Underwriter, Karen McLeod, provides a detailed overview of the importance of colon cancer for life underwriters. As the second leading cause of death from cancer in men and third leading cause in women, it is imperative that...

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What Information is Crucial to Underwrite COPD? (Part 2)

Here Karen McLeod continues the discussion on COPD. If you haven’t read part one, check it out for an overview of what life underwriters need to know about COPD. Then, read below to discover key information underwriters should consider when...

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What Life Underwriters Need to Know About COPD (Part 1)

In this 2-part post, we will hear from Karen McLeod, Senior Underwriter, about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and how those living with the disease can be assessed accurately. First, we’ll go over the basics of COPD and what you need...

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Underwriting Applicants with Epilepsy

In a complex industry, understanding diverse health conditions and concerns can help you become more efficient and confident in your role as a life underwriter. Subscribe to get longstanding and emerging trends in life underwriting directly to your...

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Accounting for Abnormal Kidney Function in Younger Ages

This week, Senior Underwriter, Elliott Dickson explores abnormal kidney functions in younger ages.

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The Link Between Obesity and Cancer Risk

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What is the Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Life Underwriters?

This week, Senior Underwriter, GarenMarkarian, explores the opioid crisis, how it impacts the life insurance industry and what life underwriters need to consider when assessing applicants with current or past usage.

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Will the increasing availability of genetic testing results impact life insurers?

This week we are exploring another newsworthy topic that will impact the life insurance industry: genetic testing. 

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The Impact of Marijuana on Life Insurance

While the decriminalization/legalization of marijuana has been a popular topic in the news, it has also been blazing a considerable amount of attention in the insurance industry.  Although the opinions of individuals, as well as guidelines by...

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Underwriting Mature Ages

Why is it important for Life Underwriters to be proficient at underwriting mature ages? Underwriting mature ages is becoming an increasingly important skill for underwriters due to the substantial growth of people ages 65 and older.  

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