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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Lewis Goldman, Insurance Business Leader, Sikka

  • Scaled MetLife’s direct to consumer life business
  • Formerly CMO at Global Life Distribution, an insurtech startup backed by Swiss Re
  • Key executive at LendKey, Citigroup, LinkedIn & Amazon



Maria Beaulieu, AVP, Underwriting Strategy & Transformation, SCOR

  • 20+ years of life insurance experience
  • Works with partners to develop protection products such as new underwriting data, technology and process transformation
  • Prior to joining SCOR, Maria led the development of underwriting strategy & philosophy at another large reinsurance company and direct companies

Nichole Myers, Sr. VP & Underwriting Propositions Lead for the Americas, Swiss Re

  • Background in Life Underwriting
  • Previous experience with MIB Inc, to launch their Electronic Record Initiative
  • Currently enrolled in MA Behavioral Economics program

Zach Pugh, Director of Underwriting, EthosLife

  • 25+ years experience in various levels of underwriting leadership
  • Previous experience with Swiss Re, SCOR, Mutual of Omaha, Primerica, Protective Life
  • Experience working in various underwriting paradigms including traditional underwriting, automation, and predictive models

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