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Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

NEW YORK, Aug 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Two MetLife companion studies released today found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Read the rest of this entry »

Mobile security is, without a doubt, an area of concern for insurance CIOs, especially as smartphone use increases among not only executives but field employees and insurance agents as well.

Mobile security company, Lookout, recognizes the security concerns for all smartphone users, and has developed the App Genome Project, an ongoing effort to map and study mobile applications in order to identify security threats in the wild, and provide Read the rest of this entry »

Insurer technology demands are shifting from traditional standalone applications, tools, data and services to integrated solutions, according to a technology consulting firm.

That finding came from Boston-based Strategy Meets Action (SMA) as part of its Insurance Ecosystem Research Series reports.

The firm?s study of technology solution trends identified an increasing need for convergence within the IT vendor space. “As insurance Read the rest of this entry »

Differences between the sexes are becoming less noticeable when it comes to teenage driving.

In what seems like a role reversal, girls are expressing a new need for speed, while aggressive driving and speeding by boys is down.

According to Allstate Foundation’s “Shifting Teen Attitudes: The State of Teen Driving 2009,” 27 percent of girls admit to speeding at least 10 miles over the speed limit, vs. 19 percent of boys.

Also, Read the rest of this entry »