In this first of a new monthly column, Melissa Collett discusses how the Enterprise Act 2015 will affect protection insurance claims.
Melissa Collett has left the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to embark on a consulting career.
Dominic Howard looks at what considerations advisers need to make as the ageing workforce quickly matures
Regulator has concerns about competition in sector
The Lloyd's Market Association (LMA) has welcomed the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) decision not to publish claims ratios as a method for consumers to assess the value of insurance products.
Fit for Work began its national rollout last year. Fiona Murphy speaks to Health Management Ltd's Dr Lucy Goundry, medical director of FFW, about how the service has progressed so far
Referendum date set for 23 June
There is a significant case for the industry to make big changes to terminal illness policies, writes Richard James
Proposals by HMRC to change the taxation system for employee benefits and expenses have been welcomed by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).
Employers overwhelmingly disagree with a legal opinion that severe obesity should be treated as a disability, with many saying they will not provide workplace adjustments.
HM Treasury has today introduced the long-awaited Insurance Bill to reform commercial contracts, and better equip UK firms to compete against their international peers.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has defended the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) from allegations of inconsistent case verdicts.
Almost two thirds (65%) of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) risk ‘severe impact' on their operations by having no protection insurance for their owners and key employees; Zurich has warned.
The government has confirmed it will be "taking forward" almost all of the recommendations made by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) addressing the taxation of employee benefits and expenses.
The government has extended the £500 tax relief for employer funded return to work treatments to include all those arranged by employer occupational health services.
The Office of Tax Simplification's has published an interim report as part of its review of employee benefits and expenses. Here is its list of 43 possible "quick wins" to reform the system.
The TUC has made a last minute call for MPs to halt plans for employment tribunal fees, warning that if implemented, many of the UK's lowest paid workers will be priced out of justice.
Employers and their staff could face more questions and demands for greater workforce information from insurers when taking out new policies or schemes in light of the new Consumer Insurance Act, insurers are warning.
A new health and work assessment and advisory service is to be set up to encourage employers to fund around 110,000 health-related interventions, following the Budget's news of health intervention tax relief.
The Chancellor's indication that companies will get a targeted tax relief tax help with sickness related employee benefits has been welcomed.
Jelf Employee benefits had urged government to listen to what employers need before making employee benefits tax-relief decisions.
The ageing workforce is creating absence management issues for employers unaware of an exemption which can keep overall protection costs down, Group Risk Development (GRiD) has found.
The government has pledged to form a new state-funded service which will carry out an independent assessment of employees after four weeks of sickness absence.
Employers will have up to a fortnight to report payments of certain benefits and expenses under revised real time information proposals, according to HM Revenue and Customs proposals.