UnderwriteMe drops Covid-19 questions from applications

On its Protection Platform

John Brazier
clock • 1 min read

UnderwriteMe has announced the removal of questions regarding recent diagnoses or symptoms of Covid-19 from the application process on its Protection Platform.

The insurtech provider stated that throughout the pandemic it has observed publicly accessible data on the virus and disclosures made throughout its platform application process, then feeding this information to its provider clients in a contextualised manner. It found that a higher number of people were able to confirm a recent Covid diagnosis as a result of the testing programme, meaning there was less reliance on questioning. In October 2020, application questions and options related to symptoms accounted for over two thirds (67.66%) of disclosures, compared to less than one quarte...

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