VitalityLife has made three enhancements to its Serious Illness Cover product that the insurer believes will lead to "more claims and, therefore, more pay outs for customers."
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has scrapped housing benefit for young adults aged 18-21 in proposals put forward in parliament on Friday 3rd March.
With three national cancer awareness campaigns taking place in March - Prostate Cancer, Ovarian Cancer and Brain Tumour - Scottish Widows is highlighting the fact that millions of Britons are under-protected should serious illness strike.
Scottish Widows has updated the critical illness definitions for Scottish Widows Protect, COVER can exclusively reveal.
Alan Lakey, director of CIExpert analyses the latest changes from Scottish Widows to its Protect critical illness product.
Alan Lakey defends the publication of claims statistics and argues that insurers should go much further.
Zurich has reported a 20% increase in applications for critical illness policies during the first 9 months of 2016, with over 30,000 new policies sold during this period.
A client of adviser firm Vita discusses how her life has changed since being diagnosed with cancer.
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CIExpert's Alan Lakey has described Aviva's new critical illness offering as complex and confusing.
Zurich has appointed Tulsi Naidu as CEO of its UK business, subject to regulatory approval, and she will report to Gary Shaughnessy, CEO for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).
Current critical illness definitions are at risk as genetic testing becomes more prevalent, Gen Re's Dr. Ian Cox has warned.
CIExpert has announced that it has partnered with wealth management advisers St James' Place.
The Protection Review today has launched a White Paper describing five steps the industry should take to grow the critical illness market.
SCOR's Roy Chapell has compared the UK protection industry's attitude to the way US presidential candidates Clinton and Trump have spent most of the campaign criticising each other rather than saying what they are going to do to benefit America.
An estimated 20,000 of those who are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK will face discrimination in their workplace, according to new research released by Macmillan Cancer Support and YouGov at the World Cancer Congress in Paris.
To mark the Movember men's health campaign this month, Aegon UK takes a look at trends in claims statistics among men.
Scottish Widows Protect has launched its first annual protection summaries for advisers and their clients.
Royal London has reported that its intermediary protection business has increased by 22% to £440m (30 September 2015: £362m.)
Old Mutual Wealth is launching a new online application system for its protection products.
iPipeline has announced that Scottish Widows Protect has joined its indicative underwriting decision tool, XRAE.
Old Mutual Wealth is building a 12-strong protection distribution team who will support advisers as the company continues to build out its protection business, COVER can exclusively reveal.
October marked Breast Cancer Awareness month, and whilst it is a sensitive topic that is difficult to discuss, it is a conversation that needs to happen and must be tackled head on, writes Steve Berry.
Five hundred thousand people will be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK by 2035 if trends continue, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the British Journal of Cancer.