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Protection Products| Apr 14, 2014

Aviva enhances heart attack definition for CI cover

During 2013 Aviva paid out more than £14m to critical illness customers who had suffered a heart attack.

Insurance| Apr 17, 2014

Non-acute claims lead PMI rejections

Private medical insurance claims are most likely to be declined because the policyholder has yet to enter an acute phase of a chronic condition,...

Protection Products| Apr 16, 2014

Older workforce will push up benefits cost

Ageing employees will fuel demand for workplace benefits, but such packages will come with a higher price tag in future, a report has predicted.

Protection Products| Apr 16, 2014

‘Improved outcomes’ from Best Doctor’s new service for...

A new service for people with accident-related conditions will “improve outcomes” for insurers involved in personal accident, private medical and...

Protection Products| Apr 16, 2014

Support for workers with stress falling short

Employers must do more to help staff maintain their wellbeing amid alarming rates of stress-induced absence from work, Tom Gaynor has argued.

Protection Products| Apr 16, 2014

Use Nest for sickness protection advice as well as...

The government should explore using the National Employment Savings Trust as a “jumping off point” to promote the take-up of protection products, a...

Insurance| Apr 16, 2014

Insurers struggle to access critical data

Some 86 per cent of senior insurance professionals believe insurers cannot access “business critical” data and information, according to research...

Analysis & Opinion
Mixed response greets SME initiatives

From Your Industry| Mar 27, 2014

Mixed response greets SME initiatives

George Osborne’s Budget for “makers, doers and savers” has included a number of initiatives targeted at SMEs.

There was not much else to give aspiring small business owners any confidence that the government has their best interests at heart.

Insurance| Oct 02, 2013

What is blocking private medical insurance growth?

The OFT’s referral to the Competition Commission may not halt rises in premiums, but could be good for the end-customer in the long run.

From Pensions| Sep 25, 2013 |

Dealing with longevity: Live long and prosper

Longevity is to some extent like trying to deal with an awkward relative.

Insurance| Sep 25, 2013

How has the gender directive shaken up the market?

Gender update: The EU gender directive in 2012 was a big shake-up to the market. Sam Barrett examines how the industry has responded.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Selling Income Protection

Anyone who is working should consider how they would manage financially if they were unable to work.

Special Reports

Protection and IHT - December 2013

Many advisers are aware of protection products but not all of them use them as a priority.

FTAdviser Blog

No commission, new bias: MPs’ verdict on £3bn RDR

Week in Brief: Treasury Committee grills Mr Wheatley over RDR consequences, questions over ‘no cost’ advice.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Funding Long-term Care

It is all too easy for people to ignore care costs until they are faced with the reality of paying for care for themselves or a loved one.

FTAdviser Blog

Insurers squirm while FCA proposes fee shake-up

Week in Brief: Big news on regulation costs, while advisers are encouraged to stand up to CMCs and the ombudsman contemplates insurers’ difficult...

Adviser Guides

Guide to Family Protection

Most families would have to cut costs to survive in the event of the main breadwinner falling ill or dying prematurely.

Opinion

The mystery of income protection

If income protection is so important, why do no young people know it exists?

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From Investments| Apr 11, 2014

ABI and IMA merger to form new investment trade body

ABI to continue representing insurers while ‘voting information service’ becomes part of IMA.

Protection Products| Apr 09, 2014

LV makes changes to critical illness cover

Protection provider says changes to critical illness cover make it even easier for customers to claim.

From Regulation| Apr 08, 2014

ABI bemoans scatter gun regulation in wake of FCA blunder

Changes in market will be more effective if all parties pulling in the same direction, ABI chairman argues.

Protection Products| Apr 08, 2014

Friends Life changes group protection online system

Insurer says adviser feedback drove latest group protection enhancements.

From Your Industry| Apr 07, 2014

Zurich launches adviser protection website

Easy access to service areas and instant access to documents and support material cited as important for advisers.

Protection Products| Apr 07, 2014

SimplyBiz launches online Protection Academy

Protection can be a “very profitable revenue stream for advisers”, head of business academy says.

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