Lifesearch is in final negotiations on a plan to offer clients general insurance products.
LifeSearch is encouraging protection advisers to increase sales of family income benefit (FIB) products.
Smaller mutual societies could disappear due to the increasing burden of regulatory costs, Exeter Family Friendly has warned.
Last night COVER recognised the best work of those in the health insurance and protection world.
Louise Colley from Aviva picked up the Outstanding Achievement Award at last night's COVER Excellence Awards.
Lifesearch has developed an outsourced protection service for advisers which it will bring to market if there is support for the offering, CEO Tom Baigrie has revealed.
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Several clients have come to me with queries about existing mortgage payment protection insurance (MPPI) and PPI policies. I don't have the time to read all the policy documentation, but given the current situation in the PPI market for Treating Customers...
The government is "enthusiastic" and "engaged" with the protection industry to support its attempts to cut welfare spending, according to Richard Verdin.
Voting and nominations for the COVER Excellence Awards is open.
I have a client who has many health problems, but recognises the significant need for protection. Due to his Crohn's disease, type 1 diabetes and heart condition, I have found it impossible to get cover from any of the major providers. Cost is not an...
Lifesearch has revealed it is considering entering the general insurance broker market.
LifeSearch has called on the ABI and Treasury to halt the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) "ignorant" ruling to ban gender-based underwriting.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has outlawed the use of gender in underwriting from 21 December 2012.
Insurers are readying themselves for next week's European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the use of gender for underwriting.
LifeSearch has revealed it arranged £4bn worth of cover and saw a 10% increase in the number of under 35-year-olds who took out protection products last year.
Following on from the introduction of sales guidelines for critical illness, COVER's sister title Mortgage Solutions has asked the industry if advisers need increased guidance in selling protection.
Aviva has unveiled its protection TV advertising campaign. Is this the chink of light that the industry needs to maximise consumer awareness and engagement, and will it prompt further moves by insurers either individually or collectively?
Given the potential growth of hybrid health and protection policies, the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries (AMII) has said it is open to expanding its remit to the protection market (although it has no plans to do so at present). Would this...
The UK's largest ICOBS adviser has applauded the FSA's plan requiring advisers to review protection sales methods.
AEGON's decision to remain in individual protection markets was due to "significant overlap" with its chosen core markets, the provider has said.
Critical illness (CI) sales scripts are ready for implementation by the end of the year following approval from the FSA and Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Would you be interested in being involved in a body encompassing all intermediaries, providers, re-insurers and bancassurers, solely for promoting the interests of protection insurance?