Aviva CI to pay out on all heart attacks

Professional Adviser | 14 Apr 2014 | 12:42

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.

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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

Other Individual Protection articles

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

IFAs selling protection on price ‘worse than comparison sites'

Some protection comparison websites are delivering better outcomes for clients than advisers, according to Kevin Carr, chief executive of Protection Review.

IFAonline | 08 Nov 2013 | 13:55

Lloyds' PPI provision climbs beyond £8bn

Lloyds Banking Group has made a further £750m provision for expected claims against its sales of payment protection insurance (PPI), taking its total commitment beyond £8bn.

IFAonline | 29 Oct 2013 | 07:35

Aviva to write all individual IP policies as own occupation

Aviva is to underwrite all individual income protection (IP) policies on an own occupation basis, including part-time occupations.

IFAonline | 21 Oct 2013 | 13:20
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Zurich income protection payouts rise by 4%

Zurich has seen a 4% rise in the number of income protection claims settled in favour of the claimant in the first six months of the year, paying out to 94% of cases.

IFAonline | 04 Oct 2013 | 11:11
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L&G pledges instant call on 80% of life cover applications

Legal & General (L&G) has simplified its underwriting processes for advised clients applying for life insurance, saying some 80% of applicants can now expect an immediate decision.

IFAonline | 24 Sep 2013 | 14:15

Funding IHT: Protection v investment solutions

Ian Jefferies, head of protection at Skandia, discusses the growing opportunities in IHT planning and the attraction of whole-of-life protection products.

IFAonline | 12 Sep 2013 | 08:00

Bright Grey and Scottish Provident enhance IP products

Bright Grey and Scottish Provident are to launch a series of enhancements to their protection products by end of October.

IFAonline | 05 Sep 2013 | 10:37

How to offset the income protection downturn

The protection market is in flux but the upturn in mortgage activity provides an attractive point for advisers to reconsider their strategy in the area. Avelo’s Dave Miller explains.

IFAonline | 05 Sep 2013 | 08:00

Engage Mutual names acting CEO Burrows as permanent chief

Friendly society Engage Mutual has appointed Peter Burrows as its chief executive.

IFAonline | 03 Sep 2013 | 11:50

CPP tycoon brands £1.3bn mis-selling compensation 'ridiculous'

A businessman who amassed a £100m fortune through mis-selling credit card protection products showed contempt for the seven million affected victims yesterday.

IFAonline | 23 Aug 2013 | 07:27

Has the industry overcomplicated critical illness cover?

Sales of critical illness cover have not kept up with the dramatically increased need. Has the industry overcomplicated things? Friends Life’s Dave Matthews takes a look.

IFAonline | 15 Aug 2013 | 08:00

Gosling's Grouse: PPI in the sky

I am in the money, the drinks are on me. Yes, I have had a successful PPI claim. After literally years of getting those annoying phone calls, texts, and bits of junk mail through the post, I thought I would join in and make a payment protection insurance (PPI) claim.

IFAonline | 05 Aug 2013 | 14:49
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Personal injury: Making the money go the distance

Clients with financial settlements after catastrophic injuries need the best advice they can get. Nicola Brittain, asks: is this a growing market for advisers?

IFAonline | 01 Aug 2013 | 08:00


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