life insurance exam

ScheduleNow™ is a modern scheduling platform that helps speed up the application process. All ExamOne clients can take advantage of ScheduleNow’s capabilities, national coverage, and flexibility. Recent improvements to the scheduling platform allow users to quickly identify the best days and times to schedule appointments. If an examiner or exam center is not available, the date(s) and time(s) will be shaded out, making those non-clickable options for users. Using real-time availability, ScheduleNow will identify the best exam time based on the applicant’s appointment address and exam requirements. 

These improvements to the ScheduleNow calendar reflect ExamOne’s commitment to improving the applicant experience. This user-friendly scheduling tool reduces turnaround time to as little as 6 days, and helps ensure the applicant is reserving a time that is both convenient and moves the process forward. 

In October 2018, we shared some of the findings from our annual customer satisfaction survey. Since then, we’ve put together action plan teams to address the key opportunities our customers highlighted: reduce turnaround times, improve network coverage and enhance applicant experience. The action plan teams, made up of representatives from all departments of ExamOne, are working on product and process enhancements that will address these opportunities and create a better experience for our customers and their applicants.

Reduce turnaround times

One of the most prominent opportunities we have to reduce turnaround time is Attending Physician Statements (APS). These tedious data collections can often take weeks to obtain because of the high-touch nature of contacting physician offices, especially when a special authorization is required.

The APS action plan team is investigating ways to automate key steps in the process that will drive faster turnaround times and provide ExamOne clients with deeper insight into the status of each request. We have also implemented a pilot in our Kansas City office—where the special authorization is collected on an iPad during the exam—which we anticipate will help reduce the amount of time needed to obtain special authorizations. We are looking to expand the pilot to more offices in the second quarter of 2019.

Improve network coverage

In the fourth quarter of 2018, we announced the expansion of our exam center network across the country. By adding hundreds of Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) to the ExamOne network for life insurance exams, we’ve added more than 8,000 weekly appointment times. This additional availability has resulted in a 195 percent monthly increase in PSC-based exams since November 2018, compared to 2017.

We’re also working to add more options and appointment times for mobile exams by further enhancing our scheduling capabilities. We look forward to sharing more details about this initiative later this year.

Enhance applicant experience

A couple of the action plan teams are developing new workflows that leverage Six Sigma practices for scheduling and appointment management in order to reduce reschedules, improve quality, and drive higher completion rates. We are also evaluating ways to expand our communication capabilities to include text and email notifications to both applicants and examiners. These workflow changes will create a more positive and efficient experience for your applicants throughout the exam process, from scheduling to completion.

Our action plan teams are working to implement these enhancements in the second quarter. In addition to these key areas, the valuable feedback we received in the survey is driving initiatives across the business that will empower ExamOne to be an even more valuable partner to our customers.

2017 Applicant Survey Results: Making life insurance exams easier for applicants

April 17, 2018 #Committed2 You

  At ExamOne we are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of our services and give your applicants a happier exam experience. One invaluable way for us to identify customer expectations, measure satisfaction levels, and uncover specific areas for improvement to the life insurance exam experience is through survey responses received from your […]

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Three ways we put people first during the exam

January 2, 2018 Carriers

ExamOne is committed to developing solutions that not only assist our clients and partners in meeting their business goals, but also enable individuals to become better informed about their health and empower them to lead the lives they want to live. That’s why we take great care in fine-tuning our exam experience so it is […]

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Let us be your extended new business team

December 1, 2017 #Committed2 You

Our Brokerage Sales team is committed to growing your business and the applicant’s experience. We look forward to working with you and your organization this year. Feel free to contact our dedicated team for more information.   Melanie Carter | Vice President, Sales Melanie has been an active professional in the insurance industry, servicing the paramedical needs for […]

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Applicants want to see our commitment to them

June 15, 2017 Carriers

Transparency:  characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices. I recently came across an article on my LinkedIn news feed posted by LIMRA – “What kind of experience do consumers want when buying life insurance.” I was excited to gain this applicant insight because: 1) The MIB index showed three consecutive months […]

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Welcoming busy applicants with choice and convenience

January 18, 2017 Applicants

Location, location, location. This is a common catch phrase in real estate, but it’s also becoming more important to life insurance applicants as well. In today’s busy and very mobile society, consumers—including life insurance applicants—want options that best meet their on-the-go lifestyles. To meet this growing consumer demand, ExamOne gives applicants a choice when deciding […]

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Ask the Experts: Ensuring quality throughout the applicant exam process

July 26, 2016 Ask The Experts

Do applicants prefer visiting a paramedical service center for the exam? Why? Your applicants made an important decision to protect the ones they love, and ExamOne wants to make the application and examination process as quick and easy as possible. As part of that commitment, ExamOne offers your applicants the convenience of real-time appointment scheduling […]

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Do you want to improve your completion rate?

May 29, 2015 Carriers

The industry average turnaround time is two weeks. Schedule Now averages a turnaround time of one week by using multiple locations, real-time scheduling and more accurate examiner calendars. Applicant convenience is the most important piece of scheduling and we offer multiple location options – home, work, local ExamOne office or one of our Quest Diagnostics […]

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Life Insurance – A Key Part of a Sound Financial Plan

September 3, 2013 Carriers

–ExamOne Marks Life Insurance Awareness Month in September LENEXA, Kansas, August 30, 2013 – ExamOne, a leader of laboratory testing, underwriting and paramedical services to the life insurance industry, is supporting Life Insurance Awareness Month, organized by the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE). During the month of September, the LIFE Foundation is […]

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