From delay born of pandemic to decisiveness borne by leaders with a plan, from anger born of isolation to action borne by people’s refusal to isolate themselves from the world, the authors of the first chapter of post-pandemic life—the writers of this history—are the underwriters of life insurance.Underwriting
The men and women responsible for the expansion of accelerated underwriting deserve their place in history.
The public has a right to know, and the insurance industry has a duty to promote, what accelerated underwriting is: that new technologies make it fast and affordable to review life insurance applications; that insurers can check prescriptions, driving records and all relevant records in minutes; that this process is safe and noninvasive, free of undergoing a physical or having someone enter a physical premise.
Because of a combination of timing and technology, accelerated underwriting is no longer an option for the few. Because of the times in which we live, accelerated underwriting may become a preference of the many.