Ross Campbell writes about the challenges posed by increased diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer and the potential implications for critical illness (CI) policies.
Being told of the first sign of cancer with deadly potential, but which early treatment may cure, is a medical reassurance anyone would be relieved to receive. The benefit of detection is less clear when the detected "cancer" is most likely harmless and will pose no health threat. This may trigger only anxiety and perhaps lead to unnecessary treatment. Strong arguments support cancer screening in a clinical setting but for insurers offering CI policies the effect could be they receive claims...
LV= has signed up to Synaptic's Multi-Benefit quoting service, enabling advisers to compare its multi-benefit and single benefit products and share the most suitable protection product with its clients.
Shepherds Friendly paid 97% of income protection claims during 2016.
The Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII)'s petition to scrap Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) on health insurance has been postponed due to the forthcoming 'snap' General Election.
Aetna International has launched a redesigned secure member portal, Health Hub, which offers members a one-stop-shop to manage different aspects of their health online.