What is insurance medicine?

Insurance medicine is an applied science built on prognosis studies on human disease and human longevity, integrating various disciplines required for the sound management of the life insurance business, including law, economics, sociology and mathematics, as well as basic and clinical medicine.
Dedicating to the spirit of mutual aid, which is the philosophy of life insurance, insurance medicine has focused on attaining the underlying mission of ensuring fairness. The sheer number of studies conducted in this process has served the purpose of risk selection. Moreover, findings on prognosis have also made a substantial contribution to human health. Insurance medicine will continue to provide new findings for better living from a broad perspective.

Taken from the editorial note of Life Insurance Medicine,
Association of Insurance Medicine of Japan(1992)

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