The Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) has said it is "delighted" by the recent publication of income protection (IP) claims statistics by insurance companies, and argued the move would boost consumer confidence in the market.
LV= has announced it paid 91% of income protection (IP) and 88% of critical illness (CI) claims in 2011.
Bright Grey has added to its simplified products offering with the launch of its Lifestyle Plus plan.
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.
Critical illness products are continually evolving worldwide. With this in mind, Greg Becker checks out some interesting developments in Hong Kong.
Parents are risking the financial security of their families should they become seriously ill by not buying critical illness (CI) protection.
This is a common illness that strikes people in different ways, though its effects can last a lifetime. Mary Randell explains the underwriting implications of meningitis.
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.
Brits would rather insure pets than themselves or their families, a survey has found.
Zurich has revealed it paid 92% of critical illness (CI) claims last year.
Critical illness (CI) and mortgage payment protection insurance (MPPI) are among the most complicated financial products for consumers to understand, the ABI has found.
Bright Grey paid out 91% of critical illness (CI) claims in the last six months of 2011.
The government is seeking to cut half a million people from the disability benefits list when the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is introduced.
The Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) is once again issuing its set of popular Top Trumps-style cards designed to help demystify critical illness (CI).
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.
Ageas Protect has overhauled its critical illness (CI) product to include15 ABI+ condition definitions and extended its relationship with Best Doctors.
This genetic illness affects about one in 800 people in the UK. Mary Randell explains how advisers can offer cover for it
Friends Life has completed its full launch with the unveiling of its individual protection proposition for IFAs.
The latest issue of COVER included a report that some members of the protection provider community, including the ABI, were unhappy with the way third party agencies rate products.
Paul Gyseman looks at the insurance implications of this oesophageal condition and why underwriters need to be alert when assessing the long-term risks of this common disclosure
Aviva has added the first partial payments to its critical illness (CI) policy and halved the length of time for a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) claim.
Defaqto and other ratings agencies have been attacked for "driving the wrong behaviour" by encouraging product complexity and being "in danger of misleading consumers".