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 Critical Illness 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

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

Five things clients will call you about this week

It's our weekly round-up (though a day late due to the bank holiday) of articles your clients may have read in the national newspapers over the weekend...

IFAonline | 28 May 2013 | 07:46

Nucleus to expand protection product range

Nucleus is set to expand the range of protection products available on the wrap to include inheritance tax and death-in-drawdown policies, among others.

IFAonline | 22 May 2013 | 11:40

Protection, you've changed

Dave Miller, head of portal at Avelo, explains how to take advantage of opportunities arising from changes to the protection market.

IFAonline | 02 May 2013 | 08:00

Friends Life ordered to pay out £100k on CI cancer claim

The family of a man who died of cancer but whose life insurance payout was refused on the grounds that he failed to disclose pins and needles have won their fight against Friends Life, after the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) ruled that the insurer was wrong to cancel his policy.

IFAonline | 26 Apr 2013 | 13:47

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

Our resident protection detective, Kevin Carr, runs the rule over five developments in the last month…

IFAonline | 25 Apr 2013 | 08:00

Broker launches e-petition to scrap tax on PMI

An insurance broker has launched an e-petition to reinstate tax relief on private medical insurance following a decade of price rises for consumers.

IFAonline | 23 Apr 2013 | 12:06

Skandia enters CI arena as advisers 're-prioritise' protection

Skandia has launched a critical illness (CI) product as many advisers "re-prioritise" protection following changes to retail investment advice made after the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).

IFAonline | 23 Apr 2013 | 09:20

Protection: an idea to ease advisers' workload

Like it or not, when assessing the hours of work per case in relation to the remuneration, protection business is often less profitable than other lines of advice.

IFAonline | 22 Apr 2013 | 12:45

CI in critical condition: why are sales still sluggish?

Scottish Provident’s Jennifer Gilchrist wonders why, despite several attempts to improve consumers' understanding of critical illness, nothing much has really changed...

IFAonline | 18 Apr 2013 | 08:00

AMI in talks over launch of protection trade body

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has entered discussions with a number of stakeholders over the launch of a trade body for protection.

IFAonline | 15 Apr 2013 | 10:45

D2C protection provider responds to CI criticism

A direct-to-consumer online protection provider has responded to claims that its critical illness cover is too basic, by stressing that the product will continue to develop as its simple online processes evolve.

IFAonline | 08 Apr 2013 | 14:42


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