Buying Life Insurance With a Pre-Existing Condition: What You Need to Know

| July 16, 2019

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Younger, healthier applicants tend to get better rates than older Canadians or those with a pre-existing condition when it comes to buying life insurance. But if you’re living with chronic health problems and need life insurance, you shouldn’t assume the worst. Insurers generally look at the potential risk associated with insuring someone. An increased risk can translate into increased premiums or reduced coverage with the healthiest Canadians often getting a better rate.

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Jubilee General Insurance Company Ltd

Jubilee General Insurance Company Limited has entered its sixty third year marking a legacy of over six decades of living by its core values, namely; Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Passion. Since its’ establishment in 1953, Jubilee General has maintained its presence as the most prominent company launching innovative products and new initiatives in the insurance industry. It has established itself as one of the most reputed and brightest names of the sector. Sustained growth and evolution has secured Jubilee General as one of the “Big Three” insurers of Pakistan in terms of gross direct premium and financial base.

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Will your insurance IT investments pay off?

Article | April 12, 2021

Automated claims processing, price comparison platforms, mobile bill paying—these are just some of the digital services that insurance customers expect and insurers want to provide. As the demand for digital skyrockets, so does the need for insurers to invest in IT. In the past seven years, the share of IT in total operating costs of property-and-casualty (P&C) insurers increased 22 percent. The rise of digital means technology is no longer a cost center. Rather, it is an asset that, if managed well, can increase growth and profitability. But do these IT investments pay off? As the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates already increasing cost pressures, insurers’ IT budgets are under scrutiny; they want to see the business impact of their IT investments. Insurers with targeted IT investments achieve better growth and performance Data from McKinsey’s Insurance 360° benchmarking survey provide strong evidence of the positive business impact of targeted IT investments. In fact, insurers that invest more in technology outpace competitors that don’t pursue targeted investments in business measures such as gross written premium (GWP) growth, return to shareholders, and expense and loss ratio (exhibit). As an example, in life insurance, companies that invested more in IT saw a greater reduction in expense ratios (by 2.0 percentage points) and higher returns on technical reserves2 (1.7 percentage points) when compared with insurers with lower IT investments. Insurers achieved these outcomes within three to five years of making their investments. For P&C insurers, those with high IT investments achieved approximately twice the top-line GWP growth of low IT investors. High IT investments also produced a greater reduction in combined ratios when compared with those with low IT investment. Four areas for targeted IT investment So what kinds of technology investments can help insurers achieve growth and improve productivity and performance? Investments in four areas are critical: Marketing and sales: Marketing technology solutions can increase sales and processing efficiency, improve the quality of core customer-facing processes such as policy inquiries and policy applications, and improve customers’ overall experiences. McKinsey’s Insurance 360° benchmarking data show that tech investments in this category can facilitate top-line growth for P&C insurers by up to 20–40 percent; for life insurers, that growth could be 10–25 percent over a three- to five-year period. Underwriting and pricing: Automated underwriting fraud detection can improve the likelihood that insurers correctly identify fraud and set accurate prices. A pricing tool kit that analyzes pricing across competitors and enables a flexible, more segmented market versus technical pricing further improves profit margins. Insurers that deploy these and other product, pricing, and underwriting technologies have seen improvements in their profit margins by 10–15 percent in P&C insurance and 3–5 percent in life insurance. Policy servicing: Workflow automation, artificial intelligence–based decision support, and user experience technologies in policy servicing and within IT can improve the customer self-service experience and automate back-office processes, thus reducing IT and operations expenses. And state-of-the-art self-servicing options will reduce processing times and even improve customer experience. An analysis of programs for large-scale insurance IT modernization finds that insurers that deploy these and other product, pricing, and underwriting technologies have seen improvements in their profit margins by 5–10 percent in P&C insurance and 10–15 percent in life insurance. Claims: P&C insurers can use automated case processing—machine-learning technology trained to process basic claims cases—to segment more complex cases and significantly improve claims accuracy. Combined with better partner integration and steering technologies embedded in a transformation of the claims operating model, such technologies can help P&C insurers improve profit margins by 25–40 percent, according to McKinsey analysis of large-scale IT modernization programs. To realize the full value of IT investments, insurers must strategically allocate their resources and view tech as an asset, not a tool.

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How artificial Intelligence is changing insurance

Article | April 4, 2020

Here, we present the global megatrends that risk disrupting the insurance industry, and look at some of the insurtechs using AI to succeed Insurance is an industry that thrives on predictability. The more certain the outcome, the more insurance firms can be sure to offer fair rates and generate value for customers and shareholders alike. As such, it’s an industry that has been slow to adopt new technologies and adapt to global change. Today, however, change is here, and more is on the way.

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8 Types of Business Insurance Your Company Should Consider Having

Article | February 26, 2020

Financial losses from a product defect, data breach, serious illness or work-related automobile accident can force business owners to close their doors if they're not prepared. The cost of an unexpected event can be substantial. Hiscox quotes a 2014 study of small business owners, saying the average cost to defend and settle an employee lawsuit was $160,000. Employment litigation is just one type of risk your small business may face.

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What Will My General Liability Insurance Cover?

Article | March 26, 2020

General liability insurance is one of the most important types of insurance you can buy to protect your business. It is a broad type of coverage that provides protection against general risks. General liability coverage protects you from third-party claims made against your business, such as bodily injury and property damage. It does not cover workplace injuries sustained by your employees – those are covered under workers’ compensation insurance.

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Jubilee General Insurance Company Ltd

Jubilee General Insurance Company Limited has entered its sixty third year marking a legacy of over six decades of living by its core values, namely; Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Passion. Since its’ establishment in 1953, Jubilee General has maintained its presence as the most prominent company launching innovative products and new initiatives in the insurance industry. It has established itself as one of the most reputed and brightest names of the sector. Sustained growth and evolution has secured Jubilee General as one of the “Big Three” insurers of Pakistan in terms of gross direct premium and financial base.

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