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What Property Underwriters Can Learn From Life Insurers – Part II

When customers are informed on the issues that can impact their flood risk, they are better positioned to manage the risk and avoid unanticipated large losses.

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Part II in a Series: Lessons for Flood Risk Management
(Read Part I here)

A life insurer is considering policies for two men, both 35 years old and similarly overweight based on standard height and weight charts. Upon initial assessment, they present similar risk, meriting similar premiums. But as clinical data comes in, it becomes clear that while they weigh about the same, one man is an athlete with significant muscle mass and low cholesterol; the other carries more weight around his mid-section and has high cholesterol, making him a much greater risk. The two policies now carry significantly different premiums. 

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