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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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Analysis & Opinion

Apr 16, 2014

Zurich targets protection advice

Zurich has unveiled a website designed to help advisers with their protection business.

Mar 27, 2014

How critical is critical illness?

It is a matter of some concern to me that we as an industry spend a lot more time focusing on critical illness than we do on income protection. I...

Innovation is key to healthy PMI future

Mar 27, 2014

Innovation is key to healthy PMI future

It is fair to say there has been very little genuine innovation in the health insurance market over the last 10 years, with many providers...

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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?

Recent Articles
  1. LV makes changes to critical illness cover
    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.

  2. Guide to Selling Income Protection
    From Training| Apr 08, 2014

    Guide to Selling Income Protection

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

  3. ABI bemoans scatter gun regulation in wake of FCA blunder
    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.

  4. Friends Life changes group protection online system
    Apr 08, 2014

    Friends Life changes group protection online system

    Insurer says adviser feedback drove latest group protection enhancements.

  5. Zurich launches adviser protection website
    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.

  6. SimplyBiz launches online Protection Academy
    Apr 07, 2014

    SimplyBiz launches online Protection Academy

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

  7. Guide to Funding Long-term Care
    From Training| Apr 03, 2014

    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.

  8. British Friendly starts instant acceptance process
    Apr 03, 2014

    British Friendly starts instant acceptance process

    Low-risk customers can be approved online without further underwriting with new online system.

  9. Wesleyan new business drop on lifetime allowance cut
    From Your Industry| Apr 02, 2014

    Wesleyan new business drop on lifetime allowance cut

    Lowered lifetime allowance and lacklustre Isa sales undid ground gained in general insurance arm.

  10. LV blames tax changes, gender rules for sales fall
    Mar 31, 2014

    LV blames tax changes, gender rules for sales fall

    Operating profit up despite lagging new business in retirement and protection.

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