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A Primer on Insurance Policies and Genetics


James Timmins, MBA


This primer paper seeks to introduce and update the actuarial profession to the topic of insurance policies and genetics and study the impacts on insurance and potential responses.


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The researchers’ deepest gratitude goes to those without whose efforts this project could not have come to fruition: the Project Oversight Group and others for their diligent work overseeing questionnaire development, analyzing and discussing respondent answers, and reviewing and editing this report for accuracy and relevance.

Project Oversight Group members:

Gabrielle Guzman, FSA, MAAA
Jeff Jhee
Frank Reynolds, FSA, FCIA, MAAA
Sougata Roy, FSA, MAAA
Madeleine Zhang, FSA

At the Society of Actuaries:

Korrel Crawford, Senior Research Administrator
R. Dale Hall, FSA, MAAA, CERA, Managing Director of Research
Mervyn Kopinsky, FSA, EA, MAAA, Experience Studies Actuary
David Schraub, FSA, MAAA, CERA, Senior Practice Research Actuary

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