Group insurers should manage customer health for risk says industry expert


Group insurers should actively manage the health of clients, a population health consultant is claiming.

Commenting on research into benefit claimants, Dr Peter Mills, managing director of Glassyn Health Solutions, says health risk assessment could have a wide application in the protection and health insurance industry. The research reported in the British Medical Journal looked to establish whether it is possible to identify people more at risk of becoming dependent on state benefits for long term health problems, based on their GP consulting behaviour. The report concluded that it was possible to identify these people up to three years before they transited on to long term benefits rel...

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