Analyze This

Shreve, Jonathan L.
October 2008
Best's Review;Oct2008, Vol. 109 Issue 6, p101
Trade Publication
The article discusses the use of commercially available lifestyle data to deliver health-related insurance services in the U.S. Such data can deliver a significant correlation with certain diseases and therefore, with claims rates. Lifestyle data such as exercise regimens or choice of groceries can be examined by insurers to predict group claim rates and costs more accurately.


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