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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 American Reassurance Company announced key enhancements to its EDGE Life and Disability Income (DI) underwriting manuals. The enhancements to the manuals include a new tumor calculator, updates to the auto racing and mountain climbing sections and a new section on chronic pain.

“Adding a tumor 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). “Many 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 on 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 and clicking on Underwriting Manuals.

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Munich American Reassurance Company, founded in 1959, is one of the largest reinsurers in the U.S. offering life and disability reinsurance to insurance companies throughout the United States. The company also writes group, credit and other reinsurance products. Headquartered in Atlanta, with an office in Chicago, Munich American is licensed, accredited or authorized in all fifty states; Washington, D.C.; Guam; and Puerto Rico.

Munich Re stands for exceptional solution-based expertise, consistent risk management, financial stability and client proximity. This is how Munich Re creates value for clients, shareholders and staff. In the financial year 2012, the Group – which combines primary insurance and reinsurance under one roof – achieved a profit of €3.2bn on premium income of around €52bn. It operates in all lines of insurance, with around 45,000 employees throughout the world. With premium income of around €28bn from reinsurance alone, it is one of the world’s leading reinsurers. Especially when clients require solutions for complex risks, Munich Re is a much sought-after risk carrier. Its primary insurance operations are concentrated mainly in the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. ERGO is represented in over 30 countries worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of insurances, provision products and services. In 2012, ERGO posted premium income of €19bn. In international healthcare business, Munich Re pools its insurance and reinsurance operations, as well as related services, under the Munich Health brand. Munich Re’s global investments amounting to €214bn are managed by MEAG, which also makes its competence available to private and institutional investors outside the Group.

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