What is AI? How does predictive modeling fit in? What are ML, OCR, and NLP? How is any of this relevant to insurance? Abigail Doolittle, Ph.D., an applied economist with more than 20 years’ industry experience in data science, tackles these question
We like to believe that more information is empowering and leads to greater well-being. But does it?COVID-19 is the first pandemic of the information age. People today can access high-quality information from a range of sources, meaning it has never been
From online symptom checkers to direct-to-consumer genetics tests, individuals increasingly must choose what information to seek and how to act upon that information. More information should be empowering and lead to greater well-being. But does it? This
While insurers, regulators, and governments focus on the downside financial risks caused by the pandemic, COVID-19’s role in the consumer experience has received less attention. How are insurers adapting their business models in response to COVID-19
Learn how consumers' purchasing behaviour is evolving in the COVID-19 world, and what we can expect next. This video is part of the RGA Knowledge Day!
Explore the science of COVID-19 and investigate the insurance industry implications. This video is part of the RGA Knowledge Day!
The current pandemic has placed technology and digitalization at the core of insurance company operations. Yet this evolving environment is also one where solid, effective, and dynamic underwriting is essential to successfully traversing these times. This
In this one-hour session, four leaders from RGA Asia share their views from different, yet integrated, perspectives to help insurers make sense of the evolving global pandemic, covering the following themes: General medical and epidemiological overview of
What are the top infectious disease trends and implications for life and health product development in Asia? In this 60-minute session, RGA experts Dr. Heather Lund, Regional Chief Medical Officer, Asia and Fang Zhong, Ph. D., Executive Director, Business
Explore medical insights and insurance impacts around COVID-19. This video is part of the RGA Knowledge Day!
Jonathan Hughes joins an Accenture-facilitated discussion where he covers some of the highlights from his work with RGAX in EMEA. He discusses some of the approaches taken and lessons learned when partnering with innovative businesses in the life insuranc
While the value and benefits of incorporating large new datasets across the insurance business process lifecycle are seemingly limitless, the need to ensure compliance is paramount. Globally, the legislative and regulatory environments are adapting quickl
Explore innovative product ideas and winning strategies from around the world. This video is part of the RGA Knowledge Day!
Implementation of IFRS 17 is both unique and disruptive. The impacts will be significant within companies and potentially in the broader insurance market. Given the size of these implementation efforts, there is no doubt strong project management systems
COVID-19 appears to be much more fatal for men than women. Does the mortality difference vary by age? How does it compare to the well-established gender difference in all-cause mortality? Are there variations by country? This webcast highlights standardiz
COVID-19 mortality data presents several challenges, and it is difficult to compare data efficiently between different countries, particularly when there are issues with differences in data sources and formats, the availability and completeness of the dat
Actuaries stand at the intersection of a vast expansion in the availability of data, an exponential increase in data storage capacity, and an acceleration in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). RGA's Jeff Heaton, Vice President, Data Scienc
Nearly 10 million suicidal actions are taken per year around the world, resulting in roughly 800,000 deaths. The numbers vary dramatically by country and by demographic characteristics. The rates over time change much more rapidly than do most medical cau
As much of the world remains in the grips of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all continue to focus on containing and controlling the coronavirus. The catastrophic direct impact on mortality and morbidity must be brought to an end. Furthermore,
In this video, RGA South Africa’s Chief Pricing Actuary, Neil Parkin, will discuss COVID-19’s impact on the South African economy and its relationship with consumers’ mental health, credit, and interest in purchasing insurance. Highlight
As data shows, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) will transform systems, platforms and applications at a significant rate over next few years. More specifically, the Banking Financial Services and Insurance industry is leading adoption1 with data privac
At the recent International Insurance Society (IIS) webinar, “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights and Implications for Insurers,” three leaders from RGA shared their views from different, yet integrated, perspectives to help insurers make sense of
Data and analytics can provide insurers with actionable business intelligence at multiple points across the value chain. But how should you get started, and how do you know which projects to focus on? In this video, we explore why having a single enterpri
In this video, Olav welcomes the attendees and introduces the session and speaker, Graeme Codrington. Graeme has been tracking the COVID-19 outbreak and will share patterns that are becoming evident in how the virus plays itself out as countries around th
Speaker: Eric Westhus, Ph.D., Data Scientist, Global Research and Data Analytics, RGA Predictions around the duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic have dominated headlines around the world. In this video, Eric Westhus describes common approaches
Opioids have received a lot of attention in the media due to the consistent rise in overdose fatalities since the mid-2000s. In this video, Nick Kocisak discusses the results of RGA’s analysis on the relationship between prescription opioid use and
Opioid abuse and misuse are an emerging concern to society as well as insurers. In this video, Vincent Prange discusses RGA’s data-driven analysis, exploring key relationships between socioeconomic attributes and opioid related mortality. Through th
In this video, RGA’s Erik Pronovost discusses the challenges that life and health insurance insurers are facing, and opportunities to use reinsurance to lower risk and improve financial performance. He describes several scenarios in which reinsuranc
It is estimated that by 2050, nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. Anticipated benefits of city life include cultural diversity, improved infrastructure, easier access to cutting-edge technology, jobs, and public health services
The insurance industry is changing rapidly and established firms are seeking tools that will help them take advantage of emerging opportunities while they adapt to disruptive forces affecting the industry. RGAX has combined best practices in the field of
In this video, RGA's Peter Barrett, Senior Vice President and Head of GST Underwriting, Claims and Medical Support, discusses insurers’ use of policy exclusions, including their impact on risk management today, and their potential role in the future
5:00Tony Cheng, FIAA, Executive Vice President, Head of Asia RGA, welcomes the participants at AAC 2019 in Singapore.
This session aims to share the findings from Voice of Customers (VOC) and Voice of Distributors (VOD), diabetes management program, as well as the product design of CI products for the diabetics in Singapore.
This presentation compares and contrasts the public policies and plans for ageing in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Insights on the ageing culture of the countries of interest, and ageing practices, policies and plans at the individual, community, and na
Speaker: Jeff Heaton, Ph.D., FLMI, Vice President, Data Science, RGA In this video, RGA’s Jeff Heaton discusses advances in AI that have been applied by Google to master the game of chess using simulated data, and how this technology can support lif
In this short video, RGA’s Dr. Daniel Zimmerman discusses the rapidly developing technology of liquid biopsies. He defines what they are, what impact they will likely have on clinical medicine, and how they might impact insurers.
Premature deaths and chronic conditions continue to grow worldwide. In order to reduce these early deaths, it is important to understand how lifestyle behaviors influence health outcomes. In this webcast, Julianne Callaway explains the impact of physical
Behavioral science helps insurers create products, policies and communications based on how people really do think and behave rather than how we think they should think and behave. In this webcast, Matt Battersby explains the key principles of behavioral
There are several pitfalls to avoid in predictive modeling. One common mistake, “overfitting,” yields optimistic model results that will not replicate. In this webcast, RGA’s Rosmery Cruz describes what causes overfitting, and suggests s
RGA webcast series | part 4/4 Peter Banthorpe, Global Head of Research and Data Analytics at RGA, discusses the results of RGA’s research study with King’s College London and the implications for genetic anti-selection in protection insurance.
RGA webcast series | part 3/4 Professor Cathryn Lewis, from King’s College London, outlines details of a research collaboration with RGA investigating the importance of genetic information to predict morbidity and mortality outcomes. Professor Lewis
RGA webcast series | part 2/4 Dr Richard Russell, Lead Health Data Scientist at RGA, explores the latest genetics research concerning human susceptibility to disease and examines the pertinent question: can genetic information transform clinical risk asse
RGA webcast series | part 1/4 In this first in a series of four webcasts, Peter Banthorpe, Global Head of Research and Data Analytics at RGA, discusses the huge growth in direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, regulatory policies to control genetic dis
RGA's Klaus Mattar discusses RGA's commitment to supporting the advancement of the actuarial profession, and the company's decision to sponsor actuview. The introduction includes a preview of RGA insights that will be shared thoughout 2019.
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