Scottish Widows' Johnny Timpson reviews the 35 years since critical illness cover was introduced
Protection firm recently raised £180m
Why children's critical illness cover is essential
"Substantial improvements across the board," says Alan Lakey
Nearly 80 enhancements to make CIC 'more than just a product'
The critical illness template is 'broken' - so start with the premise that any condition which results in an agreed outcome deserves to be paid
Four protection distributors with 60 adviser firms join 'test and learn' process before full market roll-out in six weeks
Gary Burchett, protection director at Scottish Widows, on heart disease and the 35th anniversary of critical illness cover
'Start from yes' philosophy at heart of critical illness policy
Changes ensure the insurer "once again features as one of the top critical illness providers," says Alan Lakey
Nurses available at point of claim through insurer's HALO customer services proposition
Customers don't care about medical definitions, they just want to know they are covered
Old Mutual Wealth's Paul Roberts explores how insurers can reinstate or continue cover following a critical illness claim
Difficult-to-diagnose critical illnesses such as lupus can take years to confirm and misdiagnosis is common. How can we as an industry help ensure claims are paid?
Overall increase of 21.1% for critical illness - highest level of growth since 2012
Coverage under YourLife Income Protection and Critical Illness Cover policies available for cancer survivors
Some positive moves but "major issues" missed at consultation stage to improve access to insurance
To follow up his article outlining his experience as a victim of a stroke and CIC claimant, Steve Casey assesses the importance of seeking his own second medical opinion
National AIDS Trust (NAT) applauds Association of British Insurers (ABI) decision to exclude "discriminatory" wording
Terminal illness definition removed, HIV deleted and an exclusion for early stage thyroid cancer allowed
Above industry average figures for both critical illness and life paid claims
Simplifications for heart attack, stroke and cancer (and more) with exclusions removed
Gryphon Group Holdings targets protection disruption by removing exclusions for critical Illness and terminal illness
Square Health's Steve Casey is living proof that CIC can be a vital lifeline for anyone who suffers a stroke. However, as he found out first hand, the experience of making a claim may differ from one provider to the next. Here's his story...