InsurTech

MetLIfe Confirms: Insurtech Is for Real

When a company as big as MetLife decides insurtech is worth investing in, it’s official: the marriage of insurance and technology is for real. MetLife did just that this week, […]

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The Disruption to Life Insurance Makes It Relevant to Clients

Don’t count out life insurance as an investment for your clients just yet. According to those who participated in our IRIS.xyz/ETF Trends webinar on Dec. 7, it is an important […]

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Business Insider: Insurtechs Tackle the Tricky Area of Insurance

A growing niche of insurtech startups are finding ways to digitize life insurance to make it more appealing to consumers. That’s the conclusion of a Business Insider report about the […]

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Shake Up in the Insurtech World

Two major players are refocusing their efforts on insurtech: Allianz has announced the changeover of its in-house incubator, Allianz X, into a new venture capital investment arm intended to bolster […]

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Insurtech Caught on the Radar

This was the first year I attended Insurtech Connect 2017. At the conference we unveiled our new company: Life Epigenetics, Inc. At the conference, I had the opportunity to participate on a […]

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Celent Finds Life Insurance InsurTech Attracting Investors

Tech advisory firm Celent found that almost a quarter of Insurtech accelerators are focused on life insurance. Celent’s report, “Insurtech Accelerators: A Market Scan,” found that the number of InsurTech […]

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Are Regulators Forcing You to Become an RIA?

For many advisors, the slow-motion action on the Department of Labor/fiduciary rule has led them to take a serious look at their business models. With regulators moving the industry inexorably […]

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Innovating Life Podcast #11: Live from InsureTech Connect

Podcast #11 – Underwriting 2.0 Panel at InsureTech Connect 2017

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Forbes Covers the GWG Life’s Life Epigenetics Story

Under the headline “With The Swab Of A Cheek, This Company Knows When You’re Likely To Die,” Forbes covered the Life Epigenetics story. https://www.forbes.com/sites/christophersteiner/2017/10/04/with-the-swab-of-a-cheek-this-company-knows-when-youre-likely-to-die/#768e3d666406 Contributor Christopher Steiner wrote a lengthy […]

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The Promise of Epigenetics for Life Insurance

By Brian Chen, PhD, MPH Most people have heard of genetics. It has received a lot of attention, especially since the race to sequence the first human genome first began. The ongoing discussion […]

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