The typical person entering residential care will face total bills of between £50,000 and £93,000 depending on where they live, according to analysis by Royal London.
Variations in house prices around the UK mean that this could amount to anything from 18% to 56% of the value of the average house. Steve Webb, director of Policy at Royal London said: "Successive governments have failed to grasp the nettle when it comes to care costs. For over 20 years we have had a series of Royal Commissions, expert reports and policy papers, but little has changed." In the recent Budget, Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that a new Green Paper into social care would...
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.