Covid-19 sparks life into digitalisation

Covid-19 has prompted life insurers to upgrade their underwriting technology to use data in previously unimagined ways. A policyholder's driving history, pharmacy records, and the tone of your voice can now all be analysed as evidence. Sarfraz Thind examines the latest trends.


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