Analysis

These are the more in-depth articles in which I bring together the conversations and research I undertake on a particular 'ethics and insurance' topic...
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Analysis
Is Adverse Selection being Replaced by Inverse Selection? public
Analysis 4 min read

Is Adverse Selection being Replaced by Inverse Selection?

Insurers have long been concerned about adverse selection. They see today’s data and analytics as helping them reduce their exposure to it. Yet that explosion of data and analytics could not just reduce adverse selection, but flip it over, creating what is being called inverse selection.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Is Open Data Compatible with Insurance? public
Analysis 4 min read

Is Open Data Compatible with Insurance?

There’s a lot of upbeat talk about how open data could revolutionise insurance. The seamless exchange of data and cover seems so simple. Yet dig around a bit and contradictions emerge. Are the principles of open data and insurance underwriting sufficiently in sync? It’s an open question.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Machine Unlearning - a New Digital Capability for Insurers public
Data Ethics 4 min read

Machine Unlearning - a New Digital Capability for Insurers

Some serious exposures are looming on insurers’ reputational horizons. Most stem from how their digital technologies have been configured. If any of those exposures are realised, insurers will have to both delete ‘bad data’ and remove its influence on their models. It’s called machine unlearning…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Could the Ethnicity Penalty Trigger Something Very Big? public
Discrimination 5 min read

Could the Ethnicity Penalty Trigger Something Very Big?

We’re living in a period of digital transformation. And one of those key areas of transformation is in the law. How do we make our laws fit for a digital future? Insurers have an interest in this on several levels, but in this analysis piece, I’m going to focus on this from a compliance angle.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
The Two Unknowns Forming Around the Ethnicity Penalty public
Analysis 4 min read

The Two Unknowns Forming Around the Ethnicity Penalty

Two unknowns are forming around the ethnicity penalty research at the moment. Insurers, consumer groups and trade bodies are talking about one of them. The other is not being mentioned. In this analysis piece, I’m going to explore both and what insurers can do in relation to each of them.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
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