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8 April 2013

Munich Re Offers New Risk Assessment Tools in its EDGE Underwriting Manuals

Phoenix, April 8, 2013 – During the Association of Home Office Underwriters (AHOU) 12th Annual Conference, Munich Re Canada (Life) announced key enhancements to its EDGE Life and Disability Income (DI) underwriting manuals. The enhancements to the manuals include a new tumour calculator, updates to the auto racing and mountain climbing sections, and a new section on chronic pain.

“Adding a tumour calculator to our EDGE Life underwriting manual will assist our clients in the risk assessment of applicants who have had prostate cancer or melanoma,” says Bill Moore, Vice President, Underwriting and Medical Services, Munich American Reassurance Company. “And, our continued research will allow us to supplement the calculator with ratings and additional cancers in future EDGE releases.”

Other changes are also being introduced to the EDGE Life underwriting manual in its auto racing and mountain climbing sections.

“The new auto racing and mountain climbing sections have been completely revamped with comprehensive ratings grids and reference articles which encompass a wide range of racing and climbing activities,” says Marylou Dunn, Assistant Vice President and Chief Underwriter for Munich Re Canada (Life). “May categories of auto racing have been addressed in the ratings grid, and the mountain climbing updates include updated technical information and a glossary defining the various types of climbing.”

The EDGE DI underwriting manual includes a new section on chronic pain, and updated sections in intervertebral disc disease, lumbosacral and cervical soft tissue injury and pregnancy and complications.

More information about the EDGE underwriting manuals can be found by going to

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