G-Day ready tool goes online from Scot Prov
Scottish Provident has launched an online toolkit to help advisers speak with their clients ahead of the implementation date for the European Union’s Gender Directive on 21 December.
According to a statement from the provider, there are less than 150 days left until the so-called G-Day regime is in place which could mean that some women will pay up to 15 per cent more for their life cover than at present.
The Gender Directive toolkit aims to provide advisers with the right information to help them grab the opportunity to help their clients ahead of the deadline.
The statement said: “From hard-hitting sales aids to approach email templates and customisable posters you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips.”
According to data from the provider, Scottish Provident plans provide cover for 45 defined illnesses and treatments, which includes additional cover for ductal carcinoma in situ, an early form of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is now the most common cancer for women in the UK with 130 new cases diagnosed each day, latest statistics from charity Macmillan has claimed.
Derek Bradley, chief executive and founder of online IFA network PanaceaIFA.com, said: “When considering protection most people’s priority is life cover but for just a little bit more money they can add extra peace of mind to their plan with critical illness cover. By combining covers, such as life cover and critical illness cover, on a single plan, your clients can get better value, especially female clients who take out a plan before the new European legislation comes into force.”