ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Munich American Reassurance Company today announced its EDGE underwriting manuals are fully web-compliant for tablet-based computers, including the Apple iPad®, Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire. All features, such as calculators, medical images and reference articles found in the EDGE Life and DI underwriting manuals can be accessed and viewed on most tablet computers running Apple, Android and Windows operating systems.
“We made certain that no special software or application is required for our current users to access EDGE.”
“Delivering our EDGE underwriting manuals on tablet-based computers creates greater opportunity for underwriters who require easy access to underwriting data to make quick decisions,” says Joan Tolan, Vice President, Underwriting, North America (Life), Munich Reinsurance Company. “We made certain that no special software or application is required for our current users to access EDGE.
Critical calculators, including mature age, coronary artery disease and cholesterol retain their functionality and all publications in the Reference Library are available on tablet-based computers.
“Underwriting manuals have moved from spreadsheets to computers and from the office to the field,” says Bill Moore, Vice President, Underwriting and Medical Services, Munich American Reassurance Company. “We want our clients to have access to EDGE at any time and in any situation to help them make informed and accurate underwriting decisions.”
More information about the EDGE underwriting manuals can be found by going to www.marclife.com and clicking on Underwriting Manuals.
Munich American Reassurance Company, a subsidiary of the Munich Re Group, was founded in 1959 and is one of the largest reinsurers in the U.S. offering life and disability reinsurance to insurance companies throughout the United States. The company also writes group, credit and other reinsurance products. Headquartered in Atlanta, with an office in Chicago, Munich American is licensed, accredited or authorized in all fifty states; Washington, D.C.; Guam; and Puerto Rico.
Munich Re stands for exceptional solution-based expertise, consistent risk management, financial stability and client proximity. Munich Re creates value for clients, shareholders and staff alike. In the financial year 2011, the Group – which combines primary insurance and reinsurance under one roof – achieved a profit of €0.71bn on premium income of around €50bn. It operates in all lines of insurance, with around 47,000 employees throughout the world. With premium income of around €27bn from reinsurance alone, it is one of the world's leading reinsurers. Especially when clients require solutions for complex risks, Munich Re is a much sought-after risk carrier. Its primary insurance operations are concentrated mainly in the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. ERGO is represented in over 30 countries worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of insurances, provision products and services. In 2011, ERGO posted premium income of €20bn. In international healthcare business, Munich Re pools its insurance and reinsurance operations, as well as related services, under the Munich Health brand. Munich Re's global investments amounting to €202bn are managed by MEAG, which also makes its competence available to private and institutional investors outside the Group.
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