Increasingly, insurers advertise that they are working with so-called scoring models when calculating premiums for occupational disability insurance.
With the help of additional questions about the specific structure of everyday working life, the insurer should be able to get a more realistic picture of the risk to be insured. Customers and intermediaries should welcome it if a more realistic assessment of the job description leads to a lower premium in many cases.
Sometimes the impression is given that the use of a scoring model would make inquiries about the profession superfluous. “However, this is by no means the case”, warns the insurance specialist of infinma Institut für Finanz-Markt-Analyse GmbH, based in Cologne, Germany.
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