Zurich paid over £224.6m in protection claims last year to its retail customers, an increase of 6% from £212.5m in 2015.
A 45-year-old woman has been arrested by detectives from the City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) after she allegedly faked her own death.
Pacific Life Re has promoted James Tait to head of protection, Europe, and Andy McAleese to head of longevity, Europe.
Pacific Life Re has conducted on-going research into consumer attitudes towards purchasing life insurance. Here is a snapshot, in the second of a series of articles for COVER, of what the research uncovered.
Pacific Life Re has conducted on-going research into consumer attitudes towards purchasing life insurance. Here is a snapshot, in the first of a series of articles for COVER, of what the research uncovered.
Richard Walsh discusses the recent changes to Bereavement Benefit and how family income benefit could be a solution.
Nearly one in three people who don't have protection insurance have said they believe the products are too expensive, according to a study from Royal London.
For some, 2016 was a year to forget, and among the things that marked it out was the high number of celebrity deaths, writes Steve Berry.
Life and general insurance arms combined
The government has announced that the new Bereavement Support Payment which comes into effect in April this year will be extended from 1 year to 18 months, although payments are now lower on a monthly basis.
AIG Life has become the first insurer to meet the Protection Distributors Group's 'Funeral Payment Pledge'.
F&TRC's Adam Higgs analyses how two insurers have launched online propositions in a bid to improve the numbers of advisers putting policies in trust.
Aviva's Robert Morrison discusses the progress of the iGPR and other technologies.
Fergus Bescoby discusses sleep disorders and the underwriting factors to consider.
UnderwriteMe has been chosen by three further, high profile intermediaries: Assured Futures, Tuto and Future Proof.
Future Proof is launching an Introducer Scheme to partner with generalist financial advisers who want to outsource their protection advice.
Legal & General's Richard Kateley says we should avoid pigeonholing advisers when discussing who should sell business protection. Here's why.
Royal London has launched an online trust service in the latest enhancement to its protection proposition.
Unusual Risks has reported that 75% of UK life insurers are now offering some form of HIV Life Assurance.
Paul Roberts discusses what changing retirement trends will mean for the protection market.
For nearly three in ten (28%) women in the UK, the inability to support themselves or their families financially is their greatest financial fear, according to research.
LifeQuote will support advisers whose clients do not have an email address as an increasing number of life insurers insist on email addresses on the application.
Zurich is rolling out e-signature approval for the AMRA (Access to medical records act) declaration and will soon be starting a pilot of electronic GP reports on individual protection policies.
Cura Financial Services has launched a video Advent Calendar which provides a daily tip for people looking for protection insurance.