Brian Lanzrath, Director of Analytics and Ben Abbott, Knowledge Scientist have been just lately printed in Contingencies. This text highlights a number of the statistical proof for the traditional knowledge that widespread weight achieve within the insurance coverage inhabitants (measured with BMI) was accelerated through the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly amongst youthful ladies. Nonetheless, absolutely the dimension of the impact was a modest 1%. Different bodily and laboratory metrics additionally seem to have been affected, particularly urine protein and creatinine.
Because the world continues to answer the impression of the novel coronavirus, it might be value persevering with to observe tendencies that will result in elevated danger components for insurers.