Smoking Gums – Using Oral Care Data To Identify Self-Reported Misinformation for Life Insurance

Continuing our insurtech webinar series, I’m delighted to invite you to a discussion about cutting-edge topics in life insurance entitled “Smoking Gums – Using Oral Care Data To Identify Self-Reported Misinformation for Life Insurance.”

Jeff Pickett (AVP, Growth Marketing at Sikka) will moderate this roundtable on addressing applicant misinformation. The panelists are Lewis Goldman (General Manager of Sikka Insights’ Insurance Business), Dan Brown (AVP, Chief Underwriter, Baltimore Life), Brian Lanzrath (Director of Analytics, ExamOne) and Nick Irwin (Director, Life Underwriting, Verisk).

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Leveraging Oral Care and Other Alternative Data To Improve Mortality Risk Assessment in Automated Underwriting

In this Webinar, you’ll learn from underwriting leaders at Swiss Re, SCOR, Ethos and Sikka about:

  • How alternative data sources can effectively assess risk without the need for a paramed exam
  • Customer expectations for automated underwriting through digital channels and the need for realtime data feeds
  • The high correlation between oral care and mortality, including using dental information to identify chronic conditions and tobacco use
  • Leveraging alternative data and realtime decisioning for higher Term coverage amounts to stem the decline in life insurance ownership
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    Sikka Insights First To Launch Oral Health-Based Life Insurance Risk Indicators

    With the need for increased speed in underwriting, often in the absence of a paramed exam, Sikka’s indicator suite “meets the moment” for a post-pandemic world.

    “Sikka is a very interesting company that’s developed sophisticated indicators around Tobacco, Cardiovascular and Diabetes from dental records.”— Manisha Dias, FSA, FCIA, CERA – AVP of Strategic Partnerships at SCOR

    SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, June 16, 2021 —, the most widely used API integration platform for dental practices in the U.S. and Canada, announces the launch of Sikka Insights, a new business unit that leverages consent-based oral care data to facilitate life insurance underwriting that is both faster and more accurate. This is accomplished through the use of Sikka Insights’ groundbreaking tobacco, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and marijuana usage indicators, which enable more accurate applicant risk classification by carriers and re-insurers, whether used separately or in conjunction with one another.

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