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Life survey shows a new legacy towards Health and Wellbeing

A new global study1 by HSBC Life – the HSBC Group’s insurance business – shows that a health legacy is emerging as people look forward to a life beyond the pandemic.
Posted on Tuesday Jul 27

Mortality rates at record low during second quarter of 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) is publishing frequent UK mortality analysis through its mortality monitor. This update covers week 26 of 2021 (26 June to 2 July) and the second quarter of 2021, based on provisional England & Wales deaths data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 13 July 2021.
Posted on Wednesday Jul 14

Actuarial Reporting Automation survey

Global life and property and casualty (P&C) insurers want to improve the efficiency and auditability of their processes and close the gap between their current use of automation and where they aspire to be in five years. These key learnings stem from a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. The Actuarial Reporting Automation survey queried life and P&C insurers on how they use automation today in their valuation (life) and reserving (P&C) processes and where they aspire to use it in the future.
Posted on Tuesday Jul 13

93 percent of Long Covid sufferers get support from employer

As more is learned about the symptoms and effects of ‘Long-Covid’ research by Canada Life has revealed that the majority of employers are helping to support their colleagues.
Posted on Thursday Jun 10

Mortality remains low for the time of year

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) is publishing frequent UK mortality analysis through its mortality monitor.
Posted on Wednesday Jun 9

Covid19 claims cost Life Reinsurers billions

The cumulative cost of COVID-19 claims for the largest life reinsurers hit $4.4 billion in the first quarter of the year as mortality rates spiked, a new report published by Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) says.
Posted on Tuesday Jun 1

Royal London removes Covid19 restrictions to underwriting

Royal London has removed restrictions to its underwriting philosophy put in place last year due to COVID-19. The mutual insurer will continue to ease restrictions with the aim of returning to a pre-pandemic underwriting philosophy.
Posted on Monday May 24

CMI says mortality is low for the time of year

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) is publishing frequent UK mortality analysis through its mortality monitor. The latest update covers week 17 of 2021 (24 April to 30 April) based on provisional England & Wales deaths data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 11 May 2021.
Posted on Wednesday May 12

Only a third of over 50s had life insurance in the past year

Most over-50s didn’t have life insurance at any point during the pandemic, with cover having slipped down the priorities list for many.
Posted on Wednesday Apr 14

CMI notes deaths below normal levels in recent weeks

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) is publishing frequent UK mortality analysis through its mortality monitor.
Posted on Wednesday Apr 14

CMI notes over 50 thousand excess deaths in second wave

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) is publishing frequent UK mortality analysis through its mortality monitor. The latest update covers week 8 of 2021 (20 February to 26 February) based on provisional England & Wales deaths data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 9 March 2021.
Posted on Wednesday Mar 10

CMI Model shows modest fall in cohort life expectancy

The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has released the latest annual update to the CMI Mortality Projections Model, CMI_2020. Mortality rates in England and Wales in 2020 were on average 12% higher than in 2019 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted on Friday Mar 5

Future of longevity not necessarily worsened by pandemic

Aon has cautioned against over-stating the negative impact of the pandemic and its aftermath on the longevity assumptions of UK pension schemes.
Posted on Friday Feb 26

CMI notes excess deaths starting to fall

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) is publishing frequent UK mortality analysis through its mortality monitor.
Posted on Tuesday Feb 23

Life Cover Payouts Changing Direction

In 2019 Swiss Re highlighted the registration threat that anti-money laundering legislation brought to trusts, namely unintended consequences meaning that claimants under life assurance or life and critical illness policies may not be able to receive the proceeds their partner had intended for them.
Posted on Wednesday Feb 17

Get ready for a silver surge

‘Going on holiday’ is the thing people over 50 are most looking forward to doing again when life goes back to ‘normal’, which could mean a multi-billion pound boost for the travel industry
Posted on Friday Feb 5

Life and Health insurance to see positive impact from Covid

The life and health insurance markets will see the most positive impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a GlobalData poll. The pandemic has caused major disruption to a myriad of businesses, resulting in some insurance lines seeing huge declines in business, but some products may also benefit in the longer term.
Posted on Friday Jan 29

Report on the next generation of automated underwriting

Munich Re Automation Solutions, the world leading provider of digital new business, underwriting and analytics solutions to the life insurance industry, has today launched a report laying out the next generation of automated underwriting.
Posted on Wednesday Jan 27

What most are looking forward to after lockdown

SunLife’s Covid-19 Study asked more than 1,000 people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s what is the ONE thing you are most looking forward to getting back after lockdown, and holidays/travelling came out on top; the research follows reports that holiday and tour operators have seen a doubling in demand from over 50s expecting to haven received their Covid-19 vaccines by the summer
Posted on Tuesday Jan 26

ECPA publishes covenant longevity paper

The Employer Covenant Practitioners Association (“ECPA”) has today published a paper entitled “Time horizons and the employer covenant: the importance of evaluating sponsor longevity as part of a dynamic analysis”.
Posted on Monday Jan 11

Improved results from predictive analytics for Life Insurers

Demand for predictive analytics continues to rise, as life insurers seek new solutions to sharpen business performance and boost customer relations in a highly competitive market with tight margins, slow growth and high operating costs, reveals new research from Willis Towers Watson.
Posted on Wednesday Nov 25

Over 3bn pounds annual maternity leave earnings gap

Women taking maternity leave collectively lose out on £3.2bn worth on earnings, a fall of nearly half their average annual salary, reveals new research from Direct Line Life Insurance.
Posted on Tuesday Nov 24

The link between location and life insurance costs

Taking out life insurance might not have been high on your priority list, but a global virus could be the thing to change that. In the UK’s Spring peak of the Coronavirus pandemic, a total of £90 million was paid out in life insurance claims related to Covid-19. This equates to £980k per day.
Posted on Monday Nov 23

Millions delay seeing a doctor so as not to waste their time

More than 35.5 million Brits (67 per cent) have put off booking a face-to-face doctor’s appointment when they have needed to, reveals new research from Direct Line Life Insurance.
Posted on Thursday Nov 19

IFoA Longevity Bulletin considers pharmacological progress

Pharmacology has been one of the greatest contributors to the longevity improvements of the 20th century. The latest Longevity Bulletin from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, ‘The pharmacology issue’, asserts that the pharmacological revolution of the last 100 years has brought untold benefit, improving quality of life as well as extending it.
Posted on Friday Oct 2

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