Almost a third (31%) of UK adults have experienced temporary or permanent leave from work due to ill health, a cancer diagnosis or a death within the family, according to a study by Aviva.
Some 87% of protection industry experts surveyed agreed that the 'claim is our core product, not the policy', according to a poll from the Protection Review.
Allianz Group and LV= have launched a strategic partnership in the UK, creating a general insurance business with over 6 million customers and gross premiums written in excess of £1.7 billion.
The SimplyBiz Group will be working with adviser firm Future Proof as a protection referral partner.
Peter Bayliss, Product Director for Synaptic Software, discusses if this is the case and what it means for the industry.
The history of awareness campaigns in the protection industry is not a long or distinguished one; says Peter Le Beau.
Debbie Kennedy, group head of protection strategy at Royal London, was named 'Personality of the Year' at the Protection Review 2017 awards last night.
British Friendly has announced the appointment of Georgina Rose as Compliance and Risk Director.
Income protection insurance has become increasingly common in Australia over the last few years writes Richard Laycock.
Roy McLoughlin and Kevin Carr will take over the leadership of the Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) as Co-Chairmen from January 2018.
Robin Willison has joined the Board of British Friendly as a Non-Executive Director.
Drewberry Insurance has become one of the first UK advisers to attract 1,000 independent 5-star reviews from its clients.
British Friendly has become the first insurer to complete the new Disability Confidence & Awareness training by Disability Rights UK (DRUK).
Despite online sales tools being a simple yet highly effective way to boost business, they still appear to be a largely untapped resource for advisers. VitalityLife's Andy Philo wonders why
Holloway Friendly's Short Term and Purely Income Protection policies will be available on The Right Mortgage Network from mid-June 2017.
Inga Beale, chief executive officer of Lloyd's London has said that despite controlling "70-80% of consumer spending globally", "over a third of women in their late 30s would not be able to survive for 'one month if they lost their regular source of income'....
Advisers who take out IP with LV= between now and 31st August 2017 will get a discount of around 10% depending on their situation for the entire length of the policy.
As part of COVER's 20th Anniversary series, Fiona Murphy talks to Legal & General's Mark Holweger about income protection.
LV= is adding Doctor Services to all personal protection products for new customers at no added cost, in partnership with Square Health.
Royal London paid 97.3% of claims totalling over £331m during 2016, according to the insurer's published claims statistics.
Income protection provider Wiltshire Friendly has now launched Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin for its members.
Karin Lloyd, claims expert and one of the architects of Seven Families, has appeared as a backing singer on a charity single to raise funds for SANE.
Swiss Re's Term and Health Watch 2017 has shown growth across all individual protection products, with income protection showing the highest levels of growth at 9.8%.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has changed its methodology for publishing protection claims stats with income protection claims payments experiencing a decrease compared to the previous way of reporting claims paid.