Verisk launches EHR Triage Engine to help speed approval of life insurance applications
Verisk , a data analytics provider, announced the launch of its new EHR Triage Engine, a tool that uses data from consumer-authorized electronic health records (EHRs) to help life insurers fast-track many applications for coverage—potentially cutting decision time from weeks to minutes.
The EHR Triage Engine bypasses manual workflows, leveraging advanced predictive analytics and automation to digitally ingest and analyze EHRs. The tool can evaluate 95,000 impairments in five minutes or less, so life insurers can qualify as much as 85 percent of applicants for coverage with minimal or no underwriter review. With automated processing of low-risk cases, carriers can provide a streamlined customer experience for the vast majority of their applications and enable underwriters to focus their energy on complex risks.
“Many life insurers are looking to implement digital strategies to modernize and streamline their business for a competitive advantage. Verisk is at the forefront of a revolution in analyzing structured digital health data for insurers that’s shared by their applicants, and is indispensable for automating real-time, low-, or no-touch decision making. This can help insurers deliver a quick purchase process for the vast majority of applicants who are relatively low risk.” – Maroun Mourad, president of global underwriting at Verisk.
Research shows that it takes four weeks to underwrite the average life policy, but half of all life insurance shoppers are more likely to buy if they can forego the most intrusive and time-consuming element—a required physical exam. The EHR Triage Engine helps respond to those customer expectations, an effort supported by a team of Verisk experts in biostatistics, data science, medical research, regulatory compliance, and data privacy.
Verisk developed the EHR Triage Engine in collaboration with SCOR , a global Tier 1 reinsurer. SCOR plans to integrate Verisk’s EHR Triage Engine into SCOR Global Life’s Velogica underwriting system. The Verisk solution can also be easily delivered via a stand-alone API or integrated into technology from FAST, a Verisk business and leading provider of end-to-end software for the life insurance and annuity markets.
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“The pandemic has added urgency to the digital transformation long sought by many in the life industry. Our plans to integrate Verisk’s EHR Triage Engine with WOMBA’s platform will help insurers make significant progress towards their goals.” - President of global underwriting at Verisk, Maroun Mourad.