YouSurance is First to Assess Health and Lifespan Using Epigenetic Biomarkers for Life Insurance Applicants
October 2, 2018 at 9:01 AM EDT
YouSurance is a wholly owned subsidiary of
“YouSurance is commercializing step-change technology for the life insurance industry,” said Chief Executive Officer Jon Sabes. “YouSurance is the first company to give consumers purchasing life insurance information about how their epigenetic, or biological age, differs from their chronological age.”
“We know epigenetics can better assess an individual’s health and wellness than traditional methods, as well as provide new insights into human longevity. We are leading the charge in applying this technology to the life insurance industry and are in the early stages of working with insurance carriers to apply this science into the underwriting of their life insurance. Epigenetics will allow greater precision in pricing and enable consumers to save money on their life insurance.”
At YouSurance.com consumers can purchase life insurance from a variety of carriers. Consumers purchasing life insurance with YouSurance will receive a Longevity Report that provides an assessment of their epigenetic age, or biological age, which can differ from their chronological age.
The science behind YouSurance is based on epigenetics, which unlike genetics modify gene expression due to extrinsic factors such as age, behavior and environment. By analyzing an epigenetic profile, YouSurance can assess an individual’s health and wellness, which includes the rate of biological aging. YouSurance is the first company to apply this technology to life insurance.
YouSurance.com, an insurtech subsidiary of
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