Underwriting & Medical
Underwriting solutions that support confident business growth
Tackling risk assessment from multiple perspectives
We are proud to offer customers a variety of options that support sound risk assessment techniques. Our Special Case Unit provides expert risk analysis on older age insureds and also routinely handles large face amount/high premium cases of all ages. Our team of medical directors is recognized nationally and globally for expertise in emerging medical and risk selection issues. Our Risk Management Unit includes experts who study risk trends and work diligently to help our clients understand the risks we share.
Advancements in medicine and transformative thinking are creating profound opportunities
Earlier detection and diagnoses are helping people recover and thrive. Personalized and quantified medicine have the potential to change how diseases are diagnosed, treated and even cured. Seemingly unrelated industries like 3D printing, augmented reality (AR) and robotics are impacting how healthcare is delivered and have the potential to change outcomes. Understanding these dynamics and how they impact health and longevity is becoming increasingly important to good insurance product development, underwriting and customer engagement.
MadDog™ Munich Re accelerating underwriting with data
We couple a proprietary integrated analytics model and decision engine with prescription histories, a financial health score and insurance history to create a customized, easy-to-deploy accelerated underwriting solution.
Each implementation is tailored to meet your specific program needs and unique underwriting philosophy, rules, preferred guidelines and overall risk appetite. MadDog™’s success rivals traditional underwriting in maintaining your chosen underwriting standards and risk assessments.
FirstPlace™ is Munich Re’s web-based platform for shopping and placing fully underwritten facultative cases without sending traditional papers. Decisions are received in minutes, not days.
FirstPlace™ provides competitive offers for build, blood pressure, cholesterol, liver function, type I and II diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer and suspected coronary artery disease. The program accommodates cases with multiple impairments and automatically evaluates comorbid conditions to ensure you receive the best offer.
Munich Re’s EDGE™ underwriting manual takes an evidence-based approach to determining risk and expanding insurability. EDGE™ is accessible anytime, anywhere via computer, tablet or smartphone and is thoughtfully designed for use by underwriters at all levels of experience.
EDGE™ offers 14 calculators which produce transparent, referenced results, keeping you in control of the final result.
MAPS™ — Machine Learning for APS — uses optical character recognition (OCR) and natural language processing (NLP) to read an APS. Machine learning then assigns an underwriting recommendation based on the information in the APS. Underwriters receive a fully searchable APS in PDF format and a recommendation for the action to be taken.
MAPS™ can be used to automate decisions, triage applications by impairment or accelerate review of an APS.