Individual Protection

        ABI eyes fewer declined CI claims after updating guidelines

        Professional Adviser | 17 Dec 2014 | 15:20

        The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has updated its guidelines on how critical illness (CI) policies should be described and explained to consumers, in a move it hopes will ultimately lead to fewer declined claims.


        Critical illness pioneer Dr Marius Barnard dies

        Dr Marius Barnard, the founder of critical illness insurance, has died at the age of 87.

        Professional Adviser | 14 Nov 2014 | 10:36

        Lloyds exits stand-alone protection advice

        Lloyds bank has announced it will no longer offer stand-alone protection advice across its Halifax, Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland branches after observing "significantly reduced" customer demand.

        Professional Adviser | 14 Nov 2014 | 07:52

    Other Individual Protection articles


      Ground-breaking protection campaign 'Seven Families' begins

      An award-winning campaign designed to demonstrate the real-life benefits of income protection has gone live.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Nov 2014 | 12:33

      Protection Watch… with Kevin Carr (Oct 2014)

      Our protection detective gives his verdict on five key developments in protection in the last month...

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:18

      Aegon launches integrated whole of life trust policy

      Aegon UK has launched a whole of life protection plan which offers the ability to place the policy in a discretionary trust at application.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 13:26

      Protection Watch... with Kevin Carr (July 2014)

      Our protection detective gives his verdict on five key developments in protection in the last month...

      Professional Adviser | 30 Jul 2014 | 11:29
      The Houses of Parliament in London

      Retired IFA battling generation-old complaint pushes MP on ‘crazily unfair’ long-stop

      A retired IFA currently battling an Ombudsman payment protection insurance claim dating from the 1980s says the lack of a complaints long-stop for advisers is “crazily unfair” and is pushing his MP to intervene.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Jul 2014 | 10:23
      Scottish Widows ad

      Scottish Widows confirms re-entry into IFA market

      Provider Scottish Widows has confirmed it will be re-entering the IFA market with protection products next year.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jun 2014 | 13:22

      Armchair Critic: This is the best collective effort in protection I've seen

      Professional Adviser's resident Armchair critic has nothing but praise for the Income Protection Task Force's Seven Families initiative, but can advisers take advantage?

      Professional Adviser | 17 Jun 2014 | 10:58

      Protection figures 'shatter illusion' of declined claims

      Figures showing insurance companies declined fewer than 3,500 of more than 102,000 protection claims last year "shatter the illusion" that providers don't pay, according to stakeholders.

      Professional Adviser | 27 May 2014 | 10:28
      Champagne glasses ready at the Awards reception

      Five advisers on Protection Review Awards shortlist

      Five advisers are on the shortlist for Individual Protection Adviser of the Year at the upcoming Protection Review Awards.

      Professional Adviser | 12 May 2014 | 09:45

      Defaqto launches star ratings for life cover policies

      Research business Defaqto has added whole-of-life protection policies to its star ratings service.

      Professional Adviser | 01 May 2014 | 08:25

      Aviva CI to pay out on all heart attacks

      Aviva has enhanced its heart attack definition on new critical illness (CI) policies to pay out on the diagnosis of a heart attack regardless of severity.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Apr 2014 | 12:42
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      Aviva launches ‘high value’ cases protection team

      Aviva has launched a specialist protection team to offer a tailored service for protection cases with high levels of cover and large premiums.

      IFAonline | 25 Feb 2014 | 10:46

      Aegon UK head of protection proposition exits amid restructure

      Aegon UK is proposing to make the role of protection distribution director redundant and has announced the exit of its head of protection proposition as part of wide-ranging changes to its protection unit.

      IFAonline | 21 Feb 2014 | 14:11

      L&G increases underwriting limits for life and CI

      Legal & General (L&G) is increasing the underwriting limits across its life insurance and critical illness (CI) products among other changes to its protection proposition.

      IFAonline | 28 Jan 2014 | 09:22

      Aviva updates critical illness cover features

      Aviva has made changes to its critical illness (CI) cover - particularly concerning policyholders diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or who have had a stroke - with the aim of meeting more valid claims.

      IFAonline | 11 Dec 2013 | 12:53

      Swiss Re: Protection should be bought, not sold

      The challenge for protection insurers in today's market is to adapt their approach so products are "bought, not sold", a report by Swiss Re concludes.

      IFAonline | 04 Dec 2013 | 13:47

      Protection watch...with Kevin Carr (November 2013)

      Our protection detective investigates five key developments in the past month...

      IFAonline | 15 Nov 2013 | 10:47


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