DNA testing kit results may lead to future insurance customer risks

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While these tests are becoming highly popular, consumers should understand how the data is used. Purchasing a DNA testing kit to find out more about what genes say about an individual is becoming very popular. However, concerns are growing with regards to how the data will be treated and used, particularly by certain parts of the insurance industry. There are a number of different companies selling these kits, from large to small ones. Some of the DNA testing kit packages simply tell a person about where their ancestors lived in…

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Life insurance industry experienced worldwide growth last year

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A new Swiss Re report has shown that there was a global gain in this sector, despite only slight economic improvement. Swiss Re, the global reinsurance company, has recently released a report that has shown that the global life insurance industry had managed to gain momentum in 2014, even though the economic situation saw only the slightest growth. The total number of direct premiums that were written increased by 4.3 percent. This is particularly notable following the trend in 2013, in which the total number of direct premiums written had…

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Life insurance industry growth in Singapore flattens

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The results from the first quarter of this year have shown that the total weighted premiums stumbled by 1 percent. Life Insurance Association Singapore has released its data from the first quarter of 2015 and what it has shown is that the industry has experienced a flattened growth rate at the same time that its total weighted premiums fell by a small 1 percent when compared to the same quarter in 2014. When all was said and done, the total weighted life premiums in Q1 arrived at about US$488.68 million…

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Life insurance market in Kenya now includes Barclays

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The formal entry into the country’s marketplace has now begun with a brand new launch. Barclays Africa Group Limited has now launched Barclays Life Assurance Kenya (in which it has a majority ownership of 66.6 percent), representing its formal entrance into that country’s life insurance market. This represents the fifth market in Africa into which Barclays has established its insurance business in that sector. The other African markets into which Barclays has taken its first steps include Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, and Mozambique. Among the other shareholders in this life…

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Life insurance controversy sparked in the United Kingdom

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Financial Conduct Authority criticized for breaking its own rules The Financial Conduct Authority, a financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom, may have mishandled its review of the life insurance industry last year, according to a report from a committee of members of the British Parliament. The report is the latest development in ongoing controversy regarding the Financial Conduct Authority’s plans to review the life insurance sector. This review has had a significant impact on the sector, with the regulatory body wiping some $4 billion off the value of insurance…

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Life insurance won’t be impacted by doctor-assisted suicide ruling

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An industry association has said that the Canadian court decision won’t have a significant affect. An insurance industry association has released a statement with regards to the potential affect on life insurance of the very recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that has overturned the previous ban that had prohibited doctor-assisted suicide. The association said that the impact that will occur on that industry will not be a significant one. The ruling from the top Canadian court was made on Friday, in a unanimous decision to strike down…

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Life insurance sales to begin in Massachusetts by Mapfre USA

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The largest auto insurer in the state has now announced that it is branching into this coverage sector. The Commerce Insurance parent company, Mapfre USA, has now announced that it will be branching out into the life insurance market in Massachusetts, expanding its offerings to consumers in the state. This is occurring as the company faces increasing competition in the auto insurance market. Large national companies such as Progressive and GEICO have been putting the pressure in the traditional business of Mapfre USA, so that insurer is now reaching out…

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Man pleads guilty to murder in life insurance fraud case

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The individual has admitted to helping a friend kill his wife in order to claim the policy’s benefits. A DNA match in evidence from a murder case has led a man to plead guilty to having helped his friend to kill his wife so that benefits could be claimed on the life insurance policy that had been taken out for her. Initially, Dellendo Campbell had thought that he was not going to be caught for his involvement in the murder. The reason that Campbell believed that he wouldn’t be caught…

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How Life Insurance Has Changed in the Past 5 Years

Facing the realities of the economic state of affairs across this country, society has evolved to display continually increasing interest in financial solutions that provide improved and increased predictability. Whether they are found in the forms of life or death benefits, or simply in better asset protection, the industry is changing and adjusting to deliver to consumers these new demands.  In the past five years, the life insurance industry has adapted to the modification of the country’s financial climate, all while developing some exceptional ideas and solutions to meet the…

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Life insurance assets from Swiss Re in U.S. may soon be for sale

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The company has announced that it is considering a retreat from the market in the United States. Sources familiar with Swiss Re Ltd. have revealed that it is thinking about putting its Aurora National Life Assurance Co. up for sale as it is drawing back from the American health and life insurance marketplace. This second largest reinsurer in the world is now taking efforts to seek out buyers for the assets. Swiss Re is working alongside Barclays PLC in order to be able to locate buyers for Aurora National as…

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