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Welcome to the CRL Insurer Services blog. From big data and insurtech to accelerated underwriting and self-service products, the world of life insurance is moving at an unprecedented pace. We are confident that mortality data and insurance industry capabilities will continue to evolve, and seek to provide relevant expertise and updates to our valued clients.

As we continue to provide lab, data, and underwriting services through the CRL Insurers Business Unit, we look forward to sharing updates with you here. Check out the latest posts below from our dedicated team of medical directors and industry leaders, who provide commentary on timely topics, innovative services and solutions, and the existing database of CRL expertise.

 

What Causes Cognitive Decline After Bypass Surgery?

December 22, 2021

As most physicians and many families can attest, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients often show memory issues and other… Read More

Tags: Bypass, Cognitive, Insurance, Memory, Underwriting

CRL PLUS Rx™: Your Solution for Missing Pharmaceutical Data

December 16, 2021

The Insurers team is excited to share an update with our readers on CRL PLUS Rx™, a service to help… Read More

Tags: Insurance, Lab data, Plus Rx, Underwriting

Recent Evidence Suggests Underwriters Can Ignore a “Pre-Diabetes” Label

December 2, 2021

It’s a simple concept: the more people you can label as having a condition for which you provide support (as… Read More

Tags: Diabetes, Insurance, Mortality, Study, Underwriting

Antidepressants or Magic Mushrooms: Which Works Best for Depression?

November 16, 2021

Major depression is a common and serious illness, affecting up to 10% of the population at any given time. Unfortunately,… Read More

Tags: Depression, Insurance, Mental illness, Psilocybin, Underwriting

Treatment Updates for Alzheimer’s Disease: Some Hope for Prevention

October 1, 2021

Dr. Michael Fulks comments on the results of a recent study of Donanemab, an antibody that targets the amyloid-β (Aβ)… Read More

Tags: Alzheimers, Cardiovascular, Dementia, Risk

COVID-19 Long-Haul Effects

August 5, 2021

CRL Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Robert Stout discusses the lasting impact of COVID-19 infection in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients…. Read More

Tags: Covid 19, Covid 19 Crisis, Laboratory, Life Insurance, Mortality

Coming Soon: A Weekly Shot to Control Obesity

July 14, 2021

By 2018, over 42% of US adults were obese (BMI 30+) with little variation by age and sex, and almost… Read More

Tags: Bmi, Insurance, Life Insurance, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Marijuana Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 8, 2021

Dr. Steven J. Rigatti explores marijuana use during the COVID-19 pandemic as a follow-up to earlier commentary on alcohol and tobacco use…. Read More

Tags: Alcohol, Covid 19, Laboratory, Marijuana, Pandemic

Recent Publication on Mortality: Impacts on Insurers

June 28, 2021

Recently Dr. Michael Fulks commented on 2020 mortality data from JAMA, citing an increase of 17.7% from 2019 to 2020… Read More

Tags: Cancer, Insurance, Life Insurance, Mortality, Retirement

2020 US Mortality Results: How do they compare to prior years?

June 17, 2021

Dr. Michael Fulks, Consulting Medical Director to CRL, comments on the 2020 leading causes of death in a COVID-19 world…. Read More

Tags: Cancer, Covid 19, Heart Disease, Life Insurance, Mortality