Almost three-quarters (72%) of advisers believe there is a growing threat people will not have enough life insurance and critical illness cover as fewer intermediaries are selling it, research suggests.
Data from new life and protection firm Specialists4Protection.co.uk identified 8% of advisers saying they had stopped selling life insurance to their clients over the last five years, while 3% planned to do so within the next 12 months. A further 5% said they intended to stop selling life insurance "at some stage in the future". The corresponding figures for critical illness cover were 8%, 5% and 11% respectively. The research found the main reason for advisers wanting to stop selling life...
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.