Welcome to the January 2016 edition of ReFlections! This
issue, the first of the new year, continues our mission to
educate, inform and enlighten.
It was a pleasure to see so many of our friends and
colleagues at the recent American Academy of Insurance
Medicine (AAIM) Triennial meeting in Colorado Springs.
Hopefully, everyone found it as educational and inspirational
as we did.
This edition features an article by Dr. Philip Smalley, Senior
Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer for RGA
International Corporation, which discusses the history and
intricacies of developing Critical Illness (CI) products. It also
features an article by Hilary Henly, Head of Underwriting
(Ireland) and Director of Divisional Underwriting Research,
RGA Reinsurance Company, and one of ReFlections’
frequent contributors. Her article provides a comprehensive
review and update on the medical status of cervical cancer.
We trust both articles will provide the reader with practical
and usable information.
We are also continuing our new and popular section, ReCite,
in which we provide links to recent and relevant journal
articles we believe will be of interest to medical directors and
Lastly, we include an update of recent developments at the
Longer Life Foundation. Eight research grants were made
for 2015 – 2016, funding innovative projects on topics of
interest to all in the insurance industry.
In this Issue