Author: Betsy Sears

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Who should be screened for hepatitis C (HCV)?

July 22, 2021 By

Recent guidelines recommend universal hepatitis C (HCV) screenings in all adults and all pregnant women during every pregnancy to detect more infections, begin treatment sooner, and help improve outcomes.

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Drinking through the life insurance exam: Why insurers should be concerned about an elevated blood alcohol concentration level

April 28, 2021 By

Individuals who have an elevated blood alcohol concentration level tend have nearly 10x the mortality risk of other life insurance applicants.

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Health challenges and changes during COVID-19 highlight the importance of laboratory tests

September 18, 2020 By

The long-term impact of COVID-19 on Americans' health is yet to be determined. ExamOne is monitoring closely the trends and challenges in the life insurance laboratory population.

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Incorporating blood tests into older-age underwriting facilitates faster policy issue and decreased costs

May 29, 2019 By

Adding additional laboratory test components to replace traditional older-age underwriting requirements helps insurers save time and money.

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Cystatin C: Transforming cognitive and frailty screening

October 12, 2018 By

Learn more about how uncovering high levels of Cystatin C is helping insurers identify potential areas of concern for the proposed insured.

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Deaths of Despair: As premature deaths rise, insurers may want to evaluate their pricing strategy

May 15, 2018 By

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Debunking the myths: the facts about cotinine

September 21, 2017 By

Cotinine testing analysis* shows that 28% of life insurance applicants tested positive for tobacco but said they did not smoke on the application.

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Path to opportunity: Life insurance products may be infrequent purchases, but the need to protect one’s loved ones is daily

October 20, 2016 By

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The global diabetes crisis and what it means for life insurers

May 31, 2016 By

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Is 100 the new 50?

March 9, 2016 By