HM treasury will "actively monitor" the effect of salary sacrifice on tax receipts and has left the door open to cutting back on the benefit.
Bupa has become the second insurer to give further clarity about its complaints levels, suggesting providers may want further details to be published by the Ombudsman to put figures into a wider context.
Aegon has published a guide to State bereavement payments that will be issued with all death claim packs.
Half the life insurance claims received by Scottish Provident last year were made for those under 55 years old, the insurer has revealed.
Cigna is set to extend its coverage of mental health conditions across the entire product range.
PruProtect has said it is "bullish" about the future for the protection market and that it is aiming to be a major player in the UK market.
The ABI has published a guide for people considering buying private medical insurance (PMI).
The private medical insurance (PMI) market's two biggest players have seen a rise in the number of complaints escalated to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
Any move abroad by Prudential is "unlikely" to affect either PruProtect or PruHealth, COVER understands.
Avelo has launched a private medical insurance (PMI) service for advisers to compare health insurance contracts from eleven providers.
Protection is seen as a key growth area by IFAs with almost two thirds optimistic about increasing business in the sector this year.
Bereavement benefits need to be altered to better support those who have suffered the death of a loved one, government research has found.
When addressing a client's protection needs, most products deal in the term space. But with people potentially outliving these contracts, Owain Thomas looks to whole of life for rejuvenation.
PruProtect has announced a significant rise in new business premiums and the number of lives it now covers.
Doctors have hit back at proposals that would force them to encourage patients to stay in or go back to work as soon as possible.
The strain of the payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal shows no sign of slowing as figures from the FSA show redress payments surged to a new monthly high in December.
Lifesearch has applauded Legal & General's use of subject access requests (SARs) to obtain extra medical data and said it is seeing positive results for clients.
Medicash has launched a new corporate health cash plan including unlimited NHS Cover, access to Best Doctors and direct payment of PMI excesses.
British consumers feel the insurance industry lags behind others in how it addresses their needs and have given their strongest hint that greater simplicity would be welcomed.
Old traditions such as Sunday dinner and playing board games are still at the heart of family life, according to research from Aviva.
Ageas continued its protection market growth and halved its pre-tax loss in 2011.
Aviva has launched an adviser-facing awareness campaign to help IFAs emotionally engage with clients and their families while approaching the subject of protection.
The government could force people judged too sick or disabled to be employed to do unlimited unpaid work or risk losing their benefits.
Legal & General has made a series of amendments to its group critical illness product including coverage for more illnesses.
Ellipse has agreed a deal with a children's bereavement charity to provide counselling services for all group life claimants.
Young adults are just as aware of the need to protect their income and health as their elder peers, but fall behind when it comes to life insurance and critical illness (CI).
Phil Jeynes warns that removing components from simple products may mean weaker cover for clients.
LV= has announced it paid 91% of income protection (IP) and 88% of critical illness (CI) claims in 2011.
Two more cancer drugs have been provisionally banned for NHS after it was decided they were too expensive for the potential results.
The Protection Review and Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) have produced a list of the top ten things consumers should be aware of when purchasing income protection (IP).
British households are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet after research revealed many more now barely have enough money to cope with everyday expenses.
Bright Grey has added to its simplified products offering with the launch of its Lifestyle Plus plan.
The Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) is holding a heads of state meeting for CEOs of the major income protection providers.
Ageas has questioned whether the impending move to gender neutral pricing will result in women falling further behind men in their willingness to protect themselves.
Jelf has warned that many of the key recommendations of the Sickness Absence Review are unlikely to ever be realised and called its decision to ignore income protection (IP) as ‘madness'.
Cuna Mutual is offering three months free accident wage protection to credit union members.
Parents are risking the financial security of their families should they become seriously ill by not buying critical illness (CI) protection.
The protection industry may have to change the way it works if it is to maximise the potential of the simple products initiative, the project's leader has said.
The imminent introduction of auto-enrolment looks set to trigger increased investment in employee benefits, according to research from Group Risk Development (Grid).
Grieving clients could be missing out on thousands of pounds worth of state bereavement benefits, RGA has said.
Scottish Widows has revealed it is examining the possibility of re-entering the IFA protection market.
Cirencester friendly has warned that the government's continued welfare reforms prove relying solely the State for support is a "fool's paradise" and urged the protection industry to push this point across.
Dozens of soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan without taking out life insurance while thousands more have served active duty without cover, it has been revealed.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to extend its private healthcare market review to include insurers' fee schedules.
Medical insurance brokers have branded Defacto's new private medical insurance (PMI) star ratings as ‘highly dangerous and not in the best interest of customers'.
Axa PPP has extended its cancer coverage to include the clinically effective prostate cancer drug rejected for the NHS because it is too expensive.
The government looks set to force through its controversial welfare reforms without giving the House of Lords a chance to readdress the amendments it made.
Cancer charities have slammed the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's (Nice) decision to reject a drug that prolongs the life of prostate cancer suffers for being too expensive.