WHY THE FUTURE OF LIFE INSURANCE MAY DEPEND ON YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE

WHY THE FUTURE OF LIFE INSURANCE MAY DEPEND ON YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE

by Admin, February 16, 2019

“Don’t post photos of yourself smoking on social-media sites. Do post photos of yourself running.” These two suggestions appear in a recent Wall Street Journal article about New York state’s new rules for how life insurance companies can use public data to help set premiums. Such tips — under the heading “what you pay for life insurance could depend on your next Instagram post” — seem ominous, portending a surveilled future where tweeting about rock climbing could hurt your wallet and services exist to curate photos that appeal to insurance companies.

 

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