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    Re|visit the possibilities of risk selection

    Munich Re, Canada (Life) is pleased to introduce its bi-annual educational series that delve deeper into some of the common challenges faced by today’s underwriters, offering clarifications and insights that will improve the risk assessment process. These sessions were presented by Dr. Timothy Meagher, Vice President and Medical Director, Munich Re, Canada (Life).

    Understanding Urinalysis for Efficient Underwriting The Spring session explored tests that evaluate kidney function, with a particular emphasis on interpreting urinalysis results.  Interpreting the Intricacies of Pathology Reports The Fall session uncovered the complexities of interpreting pathology reports. Dr. Meagher also shared his perspective on evaluating pathology reports through case studies and engaging exercises.


    Re|examine the potential of market insights

    The pandemic introduced significant challenges for businesses and generated unprecedented uncertainty for the future. We understand the value of proactively monitoring market trends and key drivers to position our clients for success. In our Spring symposium, we highlighted the impacts of the pandemic on the Canadian LTD experience and industry expectations in the future for incidence and termination rates.

    We shifted focus in a series of Fall sessions to LTD experience rating methodologies, performance indicators such as approval and denial rates, and case manager turnover and retention.

    LTD Experience Rating in the Current Market

    This session examined the impacts of different rating approaches and offered participating companies an opportunity to reflect on their own practices in response to the current market environment.

    The Impact of Case Manager Turnover on LTD Claims This session explored how turnover rates have changed in the last 12-18 months, proactive measures to talent retention, and factors that drive high turnover. We also conisdered hiring practices, and measures insurers can take to mitigate the potential impact on lost productivity and business performance.
    Understanding STD and LTD Experience Through an Operational Lens This session showcased the latest STD and LTD Claims Industry Survey results, providing a critical overview of performance indicators defining the claims experience. Munich Re thought leaders provided observations, and answered questions regarding the management of caseloads, approval/denial rates, LTD litigated claims, rehabilitation activities, and more.


    A Primer of Heart Disease for the Claims Assessor

    Cardiovascular health and diseases remain at the forefront of healthcare as the leading cause of death globally. According to the World Health Organization, nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

    In this session, Dr. Meagher explored several common heart diseases and explain how and why they may lead to a claim.


    Re|think the future of risk assessment

    Munich Re Life’s new five-part webinar series exploring innovations in underwriting and data science. We are investing in innovative analytics solutions, optimizing the use of data, and leveraging our industry expertise across disciplines.

    Learn more about the series

    Presented by Dr. Timothy Meagher, Munich Re Canada’s Medical Director
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    Presented by Thomas Naraindas, Senior Data Scientist, Integrated Analytics
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    Presented by Hareem Naveed, Director, Integrated Analytics and Amy Atkinson, Deputy General Counsel
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    Presented by Lisa Seeman, 2nd VP and Actuary, Biometric Research and Accelerated Underwriting Services, and Clinton Innes, Senior Data Scientist, Integrated Analytics
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    Presented by Adnan Haque, AVP, Integrated Analytics, and Dave Goehrke, AVP, Underwriting, Biometric Research and Accelerated Underwriting Services
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