The two insurers, set to merge, have reported profits were up in 2014.
Platform has retrained 150 staff to cope with questions from clients on new drawdown rules from April.
Members urged to use the service, although it will not be compulsory for those not specialising in protection.
Cancer was the most common reason for claiming critical illness.
Towards the end of 2014 adviser quote portals iPipeline and Iress’ The Exchange saw a notable rise in enquiries.
Research firm says advisers can now review collective claims data up to the end of 2013.
Analysis & Opinion
Advertorial: The Care Act, which will be introduced in April 2016, will cap the cost of care at £72,000.
While the industry knows the importance of its products, this message hasn’t got through to consumers. Sam Barrett reports.
Comprehensive long-term protection product isn’t going to be within every client’s budget.
A tax rebate for SMEs would be best way to increase take-up of group income protection, says Unum.
Feb 25, 2015
Provider’s income protection product manager says protection must become part of mortgage conversation.
Feb 23, 2015
Total protection payout included £63.1m for critical illness, £116m for life claims and £11.8m in income protection.
From Your Industry| Feb 19, 2015
Life and pensions boss admits firm has come a long way in the last five years.
From Pensions| Feb 19, 2015
Aegon’s underlying earnings before tax were up 37 per cent to £22m in final months of 2014.
Feb 16, 2015
Advisers will now be able to run both business protection and relevant life product comparisons.
Feb 13, 2015
ABI asks think-tank to estimate potential savings to government with a greater use of income protection insurance.
Feb 12, 2015
There’s plenty insurers can do to improve the nation’s woeful lack of protection take-up
Feb 10, 2015
Pledge to customers seeking best family insurance