Articles

Digital Health Platform:Turning Insurers into Preventers  

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Technology       May 07, 2020

  Author:Peter Ohnemus,President & CEO,dacadoo* Despite valiant efforts, health insurers today are, for the most part, still viewed by consumers as a payment system for their illness bills – period. They’ve yet to win the hearts and minds of consumers as the caring partner – with...

COVID-19 response ‘could bankrupt the insurance industry’: insurance defense lawyer

  By Alison Franke For Steven Badger of Zelle, who specializes in representing commercial insurance companies in coverage disputes with policyholders, business has never been better. It’s a peculiar quirk of his practice that disasters breed demand for his services – and for the insurance industry,...

Cyber Security&Covid-19

  By John Coletti & Aaron Aanenson With the ongoing spread of coronavirus, government guidance is changing rapidly. In many countries, healthy individuals are being asked for the first time to avoid unnecessary public exposure, for example at large gatherings, on public transport … and in...

Climate-change effects to drive rising losses from severe weather events:Sigma study

  The latest sigma "Natural catastrophes in times of economic accumulation and climate change" says that Swiss Re Institute expects that global warming will lead to growing intensity and frequency of severe weather events, but also to more uncertainty in their assessment.   Economic and insured losses...

Caronavirus Pandemic: After the virus, what world will we live in?

One day, the battle against the novel coronavirus will be won. But the world that emerges may look very different from the one we lived in before the pandemic began. Over 60,000 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 and there are a more than...

Dr. Peter Sousounis, Director,Climate Change Research, AIR Worldwide

Climate and Pandemics

  COVID-19 is a slowly unfolding catastrophe that poses a serious threat to humanity worldwide. Unlike a tornado, hurricane, or even flood, it is hard to say when the event will end. Unlike heat waves and droughts, it is likely not being enhanced by climate change...

COVID-19: What companies are missing?

  by Matt Craven, Linda Liu, Mihir Mysore, and Matt Wilson   At the time of writing, there have been more than 160,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 6,000 deaths from the disease. Older people especially, are at risk . More than 140 countries and...

Coronavirus: India could be next virus hotspot with an 'avalanche' of cases

  By Muneeza Naqvi, Archana Chaudhary and Bibhudatta Pradhan Delhi: India could become the next global hotspot for virus cases, with experts warning containment measures that proved successful elsewhere in Asia may not work in the world's second-most populous country.   The South Asian nation, which has...

Coronavirus drives patients to online doctors, spurring telemedicine sector

The new coronavirus that’s forcing lockdowns and roiling economies is spurring a silent revolution in the field of telemedicine.   As COVID-19 spreads across Europe, leaving new patients in its wake, the fear of infection and a saturated health-care system are driving large numbers of people...