IPipeline has launched the next version of its quote tool, SolutionBuilder with coverage of business protection and whole of life (WoL) cover added.
Nick Jeal looks at how the private medical insurance industry can turn the Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) hike into an opportunity.
Mental health conditions see the greatest impact on the reduction of employee absence from the use of early intervention services (EIS) a report for Unum has found.
The Seven Families campaign is preparing for its #ForAllTheCarers action day with support from firms in the protection industry.
Regional differences between diagnosing cancers at late and early stages mean that 20,000 people could have a better chance of survival if all regions reached the level of the best.
SunLife has announced changes to its critical illness cover in line with the ABI's updated best practice.
Optimal has launched a a group life policy for small businesses, underwritten in conjunction with Holloway Friendly, supported by a master trust, called Simple Group Life.
Canada Life Group Insurance has launched a day one early intervention service (EIS) for employee absences caused by mental health issues for group income protection clients.
Seven Families will hold a social media based action day on 29 October 2015, to raise awareness of the financial impact of long term ill health.
The Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII) has unveiled the speakers for its Health & Wellbeing Summit to be held 16 November at the Royal College of Physicians.
The health and social care system is under severe stress, due to a lack of high quality social care which saps the resilience of NHS services and patients, Age UK has warned in a new report.
Webline has added Cirencester Friendly's My Earnings Insurance to its portal, joining the society's other income protection (IP) product, Income Assured Plus.
Nearly three quarters (72%) of life insurers are now offering HIV positive people some form of life assurance, a survey for Unusual Risks has found.
Allianz Worldwide Care has revealed that in the first year of its MyHealth app being available for international private medical insurance (IPMI) policyholders, more claims were made by app than by post.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its first national assessment of health and adult social care services, warning there is poor care being provided by some.
Now Health International and Tenet Sompo Insurance have announced a 15% introductory discount for new members until 31 December 2015.
Wesleyan has made Vicki Wentworth its new chief customer and strategy officer, a new executive management position reporting to the group chief executive.
Bowel cancer cases can be divided into 'four distinct diseases' with some more aggressive and with higher fatality rates than others, a study has found.
Golden Charter has appointed Mark Bell-Langford as senior development manager at Golden Charter to establish new long term partnerships with intermediaries.
CS Healthcare has hired Andrew Johnston as its new chairman while Mark Rothery, CEO, will leave in the New Year.
The cost of a funeral has risen 3%, increasing the shortfall between average provision made by the deceased and the cost of the funeral to £2,449, the annual Cost of Dying report has found.
Exeter Family Friendly will be rebranded as The Exeter from Monday 5th October 2015.
A report looking at health apps, for diabetes, asthma and the NHS' health apps library, has found problems with all of them.
Legal & General's (L&G) Early Warning System has led to pay outs of £23.4m in 2015 so far, with £125.3m of pay outs since it began in 2010.
Breast cancer is the was the common cause of female Critical Illness (CI) claims from Aviva and Friends Life, accounting for 44% of all claims by females in 2014, the insurer has revealed.
The careers with the highest 'heart age', which calculates how old a person's heart is compared to their actual age, have been revealed by research by Bupa to coincide with World Heart Day.
Aviva and Friends Life have launched a campaign to promote income protection called 'Income Protection Matters'.
Westfield Health has launched a health and wellbeing toolkit for HR managers.
Now Health International has launched a mobile app for IOS, android will follow, with functions including finding a medical provider and submitting reimbursement claims.
The Cover Protection and Health Summit 2015 will be held Thursday 1st October 2015 at the Victoria Park Plaza, London.
Generational segmentation in employee benefits is too simplistic and not necessarily meeting employers' and employees needs, analysis from Martha How for Aon Employee Benefits has found.
Now Health International has announced the opening of their new operation in Indonesia.
The NHS Health Check programme is spending up to £450,000 per death avoided, which could be better spent, a report from the London School of Economics and University of Liverpool has said.
AIG has launched a new International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) product, called Expatriate Care, for companies with five employees or more, with previous medical history disregarded.
Less than half (48%) of homeowners have a policy and four in five renting households do not have life insurance, and research by Aviva has found.
LV= has revealed the details of its business protection range as it launches the key person, shareholder and partnership insurance, as well as loan protection.
BMI Healthcare is to offer e-prescribing for its oncology patients, with rollout over the next 12 months, paving the way for it to be rolled to other specialities.
Now Health International and Tenet Sompo will offer a no claims bonus to their members in Singapore.
Vitality has seen a 16% rise in profits to £42.8m for its life and health insurance businesses, while combined new business sales declined 2% to £105m in the 12 months to June 2015.
Bupa UK has partnered with Babylon to provide a healthcare app offering bookings for video GP consultations, as well as the ability to organise referrals.
Bright Grey, part of the Royal London Group has upgraded its critical illness cover (CI), alongside incorporating the ABI's statement of best practice for CI.
Aegon will leave the Association of British Insurers at the end of the year, the insurer has announced.
Pink Network has launched a series of business conferences for its appointed representatives (ARs).
John Lloyd, CEO of JLT Specialty, will step down at the end of 2015, although he will remain with the group, it has been announced.
Cirencester Friendly has partnered with RedArc to offer ‘Friendly Voice', a telephone help and support service to policyholders.
Premier League football clubs pay £123m per season in wages to injured players, JLT Speciality has calculated, with Manchester United paying the most.
Half of UK workers believe they have a less than one in ten chance of being unable to work through disability, a survey for Zurich has found.