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.
Some protection comparison websites are delivering better outcomes for clients than advisers, according to Kevin Carr, chief executive of Protection Review.
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.
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...
An insurance broker has launched an e-petition to reinstate tax relief on private medical insurance following a decade of price rises for consumers.
Skandia has launched a critical illness (CI) product as many advisers "re-prioritise" protection following changes to retail investment advice made after the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has entered discussions with a number of stakeholders over the launch of a trade body for protection.
A direct-to-consumer online protection provider has responded to claims that its critical illness cover is too basic, by stressing that the product will continue to develop as its simple online processes evolve.
Advisers and providers reiterated the "catastrophe" that would befall the advice sector if the incoming Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) read across a ban on commission in the retail investment market to protection.
Aviva has added second opinion and practical guidance services to its critical illness (CI) products for advised clients.
Tom Baigrie, the chief executive of protection broker LifeSearch, has hit out at product providers for pretending to "police" advisers' relationships with their customers, a practice he dubbed "institutional petty theft".
Insurer Aviva has announced its gender-day (G-Day) pipeline strategy, including I-E tax change details.
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