Category Archives: Underwriting

Submitting a Clean Application

What is the best way to fill out a life insurance application?  Taking time to review and answer every question in full is the best way to ensure an application is completed correctly. Filling out a life insurance application can seem like a daunting process for agents and advisors. Ticket or full application? Paper or electronic […]

What are Risk Assessments? – Part 2

How Can Risk Assessments Help Get Better Offers?  Utilizing the Risk Assessment methods below will help ensure a given client’s application will get the attention it deserves from carriers who look more favorably upon a given client’s situation. The Risk Assessment methods EMG uses are Quick Quotes and Informal Applications. Each has its strengths and weaknesses, and each works better for different situations. Producers should keep in mind that […]

What are Risk Assessments? – Part 1

Today’s underwriting landscape is radically different from decades past. Once upon a time, an insured could receive substandard ratings for conditions now considered mild, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Thankfully, those days are well in the past, and these conditions are now faint blips on an underwriter’s radar. Medicine has made massive […]

What are Life Insurance Underwriters Looking for?

Life insurance underwriters at carriers look at a long list of factors. Those factors include personal health history, family health history, driving record, prescription, medical records, and MIB (Medical Information Bureau). MIB tracks application history at other carriers. Making healthy lifestyle changes produces a significant difference in an individual’s policy rate classification for life insurance. […]