The ten worst offending payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling firms could face costs of over £55m to enable regulators to deal with the problem.
Employees are more likely to have been absent from work due to personal reasons than because of sickness, new research has revealed.
IFAs are increasingly positive about the protection market's prospects for 2012, according to a new survey.
An industry expert has called for greater engagement by the protection industry to prevent regulation of payment protection insurance (PPI) hurting the protection market.
Doctors are increasingly assisting insurance fraud alongside other professionals such as solicitors and vets, police have revealed.
Insurers and charities have urged the government and other party leaders to agree on substantial reforms to the social care system that is causing further damage to the NHS.
Clients will be entitled to damages if insurers fail to pay claims promptly, according to the latest proposal by the Law Commission.
The majority of employers agree with recommendations to introduce tax breaks for private medical insurance (PMI), a survey has found.
Women are nearly three times more likely to take stress-related absence than men, according to new research.
Bupa has confirmed it is to de-list a further 25 BMI hospitals from 1 January after the two parties failed to agree contract terms for treating Bupa patients.
Simplyhealth has bought dental cash plan provider Denplan from Axa for £115m.
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Allianz has launched a medical escort service for its international private medical insurance (IPMI) plans.
The Investment and Life Assurance Group (ILAG) has warned that increased publishing of decisions made by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) could be a boon for claims management companies (CMCs).
The fit note is failing to reduce employee sickness absence and may take five years to become fully integrated, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has revealed.
Andrew Dilnot has branded suggestions that the government could delay moves to tackle long-term care reforms until 2025 as "unacceptable".
Simplyhealth has produced guidance for employers about the tax implications of providing health benefits to staff.
Introducing gender-neutral rates will result in premium hikes for life insurance and critical illness (CI), HM Treasury has warned.
Jelf has warned that the private health insurance and employee benefits sector will be "no place for the faint hearted" next year.
A new atlas of the NHS has been produced highlighting variations in coverage of 71 different treatment areas across the country.
Doctors have called on the Competition Commission (CC) to expand the private healthcare market study to include the operations of private medical insurance (PMI).
Britain will be facing a bill of more than £15bn a year to diagnose and treat cancer in ten years time, new research has suggested.
Bright Grey and Scottish Provident have warned that insurers could be "shooting themselves in the foot" by changing the way they request medical evidence from GPs.
Health insurers have applauded the Office of Fair Trading's (OFT) decision to refer the operation of the private healthcare market to the Competition Commission (CC).
Britons are the least likely people in the world to think they need to save for future long-term care costs, an international survey has found.
The Office of Fair Trading has referred the private healthcare market to the Competition Commission (CC) and revealed a move by the FSA, ABI and health insurers to better inform customers.
Bupa has upped the ante in its dispute with BMI hospitals by warning that it is likely to cut ties with 24 more of the group's hospitals after the pair failed to agree a contract for next year.
The British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba) has called on insurers and regulators to take more responsibility for their products if they want them sold by non-professional brokers.
The ABI has railed against government plans to scrap life assurance tax relief which could hit as many as 1.5 million policyholders.
Doctors have branded the government's current structural NHS changes in preparation for its reforms as ‘chaotic and poorly co-ordinated'.
More people than ever are being signed off work with stress, according to new research.
The new NHS focus on patient outcomes will specifically target getting those suffering long term conditions or mental illness back into work.
Bad lifestyle choices such as smoking, poor diet, high alcohol intake and excess weight are responsible for ‘around 40% of all cancers', according to new research.
Britons aged between 25 and 35 are showing significant awareness and take-up of protection and health insurance products, according to new research.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published guidelines for individuals and healthcare professionals regarding patients about to return to work.
A row is brewing involving doctors and insurers that may result in advisers and their clients being stuck between the two factions.
The vast majority of private medical insurance (PMI) policyholders are against the introduction of open referrals by Bupa, according to research by ComRes.
Pacific Life Re has re-opened the debate surrounding need for protection to be made compulsory in some capacity after the government unveiled its mortgage indemnity guarantee scheme.
Public health experts fear the government's plans to reform public health could be a "nightmare" that will make it harder to respond to emergencies and increase health inequalities.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has finalised new quality standards for end of life care for patients and their families and carers.
Gallagher Employee Benefits (GEB) has launched its rebranded consultancy service following the merger of Heath Lambert Employee Benefits and Gallagher Risk & Reward.
The government seems likely to be forced into a u-turn over its decision to cut the mobility component of disability living allowance (DLA).
Disability and working age benefits will rise by 5.2% next year, the Chancellor has announced.
The payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal has cost the financial services industry more than three quarters of a billion in redress payments to customers in the first three quarters of the year.
The NHS could save up to £1.7bn a year if hospitals and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) treated more patients in the home, according to a new report.
Aviva has signed an agreement with a United Arab Emirates (UAE) insurer to provide expat private medical insurance in the gulf state.
BMI Healthcare has defended its letter to Bupa patients about the dispute between the two organisations over use of private hospitals.
Better communication throughout the Employment Support Allowance (ESA) system and an audit of decision makers' rulings have been recommended by an independent review.