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Podcast #11 – Underwriting 2.0 Panel at InsureTech Connect 2017

TUNE IN TO OUR MISSION This is a special podcast recorded live at InsureTech Connect 2017 in Las Vegas on October 4, 2017. I participated in a panel about the future of life insurance underwriting called “Underwriting 2.0: Opening Pandora’s Box.” I was alongside three industry professsionals and the panel was moderated by Samantha Chow of Aite Group. You’ll hear a spirited discussion that highlights the exciting new capability of our subsidiary Life Epigenetics, Inc. Life Epigenetics applies the predictive epigenetic science to life insurance underwriting. It was great to begin to tell this story to an audience of...

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Nobel Prize: Biological Clocks & Human Biology

Biological Clocks – What Are They? This year, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists who discovered a biological clock that determines how our internal “daily” biological clock works.  This Nobel Prize winning biological clock regulates our daily cycle between being asleep and awake.  What scientists are learning is that there are a number of biological clocks at work governing our human biology. One only needs to be reminded of the familiar adage that a girlfriend or wife might say regarding the need to get married had have children: “My clock is ticking!” According the...

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TED Talk: Epigenetics & Your Biology

This fascinating presentation by Moshe Szyf presents research focused on understanding the broad implications of epigenetic mechanisms in human behavior, health and disease. Moshe Szyf is one of the leading pioneers in the field of epigenetics.  Once you gain a baseline understanding of epigenetics, you can understand how predictive bio-markers can be harnessed applications that provide predictive analytics for the life insurance industry. Moshe Szyf research shows how living things actually reprogram their genome in response to social and environmental factors such as stress or lack of food. His research not only explains how our biology responds to the conditions...

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Principles by Ray Dalio

Principles is a book I have been awaiting for several years.  Any forward thinking entrepreneurial minded person would be insane not to examine and implement elements of what Ray Dalio describes as radical transparency and honesty. Tweet Share this:LinkedInFacebookTwitterMorePinterestPrintGoogleLike this:Like...

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New York Regulator Seeks Details From Life Insurers Using Algorithms to Issue Policies

The Wall Street Journal reported that the New York Department of Insurance sent a letter to insurers requesting more information about the evolving practices being used to underwrite and issue life insurance.   The letter comes as life insurance companies have been grappling with how to get away from traditional methods of medical evidenced based underwriting that typically require blood and urine samples and utilize advanced databases such as credit scores, property ownership, and motor vehicle records to gain a sense of an individuals well being. The article also reports that CB Insights counts over $1.7 Billion invested by...

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Creativity is only limited by our imagination and willingness to work towards its realization - resident artist in business. I serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq: GWGH

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