Our protection detective gives his verdict on five key developments in protection in the last month...
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?
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.
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.
Aviva has launched a specialist protection team to offer a tailored service for protection cases with high levels of cover and large premiums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our protection detective investigates five key developments in the past month...
Some protection comparison websites are delivering better outcomes for clients than advisers, according to Kevin Carr, chief executive of Protection Review.
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.
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...
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.
Dave Miller, head of portal at Avelo, explains how to take advantage of opportunities arising from changes to the protection market.
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.
Our resident protection detective, Kevin Carr, runs the rule over five developments in the last month…