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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

Are You Overpricing Applicants with HbA1c Elevations?

November 11, 2020

There are many articles that can help answer the question of applicant hemoglobin A1c values, including this study from CRL: Relationship… Read More

Tags: Diabetes, Diabetic, Life Insurance, Mortality, Underwriting

Simple Lab Tests May Still Offer the Best Underwriting Protection

October 7, 2020

Dr. Michael Fulks, MD, comments on earlier research regarding the relative mortality in apparently healthy adults with various urine protein/creatinine… Read More

Tags: Lab Tests, Life Insurance, Mortality, Underwriting, Urinalysis

Globulin: A Warning Underwriters Cannot Ignore

July 14, 2020

How do you find a very expensive early mortality risk, most of which is the result of undiagnosed — but… Read More

Tags: Cancer, Lab Tests, Life Insurance, Mortality, Underwriting

Polypharmacy Now Available

July 7, 2020

An Important Tool for Improved Risk Selection CRL is pleased to introduce a new polypharmacy laboratory test to aid insurers… Read More

Tags: Lab Tests, Life Insurance, Mortality, Polypharmacy, Underwriting

Smart Score®: A Transparent Algorithm to Improve Mortality

June 30, 2020

Life insurance underwriting is, arguably, the most successful implementation of predictive analytics ever developed. One need only look at the… Read More

Tags: Algorithms, Life Insurance, Mortality, Risk Analysis, Underwriting

The Mortality Association of CEA in an Insurance Population

June 9, 2020

In a recent Journal of Insurance Medicine article¹, Drs. Rigatti and Stout used data from over 300,000 individuals who had… Read More

Tags: Cancer, Doctors, Life Insurance, Mortality, Underwriting

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