Critical Illness

        MP: Protection now a 'toxic' word after PPI scandal

        Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 13:58

        The public may view all protection products as "toxic" following the payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal, according to the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Insurance and Financial Services.

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        Protection Watch: Kevin Carr's verdicts on five recent developments

        Professional Adviser's protection detective Kevin Carr delivers his verdicts on five key developments in the protection space in the last month...

        Professional Adviser | 05 Feb 2015 | 09:17

        Lighthouse launches mortgage and protection advice service

        National advice firm Lighthouse Group has launched a "holistic" mortgage and protection advice service in response to demand from clients.

        Professional Adviser | 21 Jan 2015 | 07:54

    Other Critical Illness articles


      Friends Life launches first cancer-specific group benefit

      Friends Life has launched the first employer funded group cancer workplace benefit in the UK.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Jan 2015 | 13:39

      ABI eyes fewer declined CI claims after updating guidelines

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Dec 2014 | 15:20

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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


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