Some of the categories were very tight for this year's COVER awards. Others were new entrants to some categories; particularly notable in the healthcare sector.
Canada Life's sales and marketing director, Paul Avis on his firms award.
Aviva is piloting paperless critical illness(CI) claims processing.
John Ritchie ponders the Mayans and G Day
In the second of a series of articles exploring the finer points of critical illness protection, CIExpert's Alan Lakey discusses existing plans.
Friends Life's protection team will be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on 30 June.
The ABI has been consulting with medical professionals to re-word its heart attack definition.
Friends Life has made premium rate reductions of up to 6% for sums assured of £30,000 and above on its Protect+ critical illness policy.
Friends Life paid 90% of claims under its critical illness plans last year., 1,565 claims admitted and processed out of 1,733.
Legal & General paid a total of £441 million combined death and critical illness claims in 2011, up from £373 million in 2010 and a new record for the firm.
Aviva paid more than £439m to its life and critical illness (CI) customers in 2011, a total of 99%, making payments for 10,495 life claims and 1,568 CI claims.
Group Risk Development (Grid) has released the first ever full set of collated claims figures from the group risk industry.
Legal & General has made a series of amendments to its group critical illness product including coverage for more illnesses.
The imminent introduction of auto-enrolment looks set to trigger increased investment in employee benefits, according to research from Group Risk Development (Grid).
The government is seeking to cut half a million people from the disability benefits list when the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is introduced.
The Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) is once again issuing its set of popular Top Trumps-style cards designed to help demystify critical illness (CI).
Britain will be facing a bill of more than £15bn a year to diagnose and treat cancer in ten years time, new research has suggested.
Bad lifestyle choices such as smoking, poor diet, high alcohol intake and excess weight are responsible for ‘around 40% of all cancers', according to new research.
Employers underestimate the importance of the benefits they offer staff after new research revealed half of employees would move jobs for better benefits.
The group risk market has begun to recover from the effects of recession although income protection is still in decline, according to Swiss Re.
An exception for employers offering group risk benefits has been included in Government plans to scrap the default retirement age (DRA).
Canada Life has extended the Red Arc and Best Doctors support services to all existing group critical illness (CI) members.
Critical illness (CI) sales scripts are ready for implementation by the end of the year following approval from the FSA and Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Canada Life has re-launched its group critical illness (CI) policy.