The news that the ABI and British Medical Association (BMA) agreement on GP report (GPR) fees has broken down will usher in a period of uncertainty.
Lack of innovation investment in the UK insurance market has been highlighted by recognition of RGA's work in the US.
Protection business in 2012 and 2013 will be affected by events this year and some fundamental changes to the way customers policies are priced into the next. Richard Verdin explains.
Employee assistance programmes are in the spotlight due to a schizophrenic approach by government. But as Sue Weir points out, they are backed by solid research.
How will people buy insurance in future? Greg Becker visits the US for developments in online distribution.
The first report from new industry research body, The Syndicate is focusing on consumer behaviour and self-image in a protection setting.
How hard is it to design disability-based protection products in 2012, asks Andy Milburn.
Bright Grey has urged Britons to cut back on spending to help stabilise their finances and provide enough to secure a safety net for emergencies.
Jason Sadler of Cigna discusses his company's approach to healthcare with Paul Robertson.
Happy new year, and some potentially good news on PMI premiums.
Insurers handed over £2.4bn in insurance premium tax in the year 2010/11, a rise of more than 6% on the previous year (£2.253bn), government figures reveal.
Claims have been seen as the Cinderella of the protection world. But as Karin Lloyd points out, that is about to change
Martin Werth, managing director of Ageas Protect is to step down at the end of this year.
By way of a Christmas present, the FSA and the OFT are consulting on guidance about new post PPI products, such as short-term IP (STIP).
Bupa's open referral process has attracted criticism. In return, Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald puts forward the case for Bupa
Disability and working age benefits will rise by 5.2% next year, the Chancellor has announced.
Mistakes are commonly made when using life expectancy figures, as real lifespans are likely to be higher than quoted examples of life expectancy, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has pointed out.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined an insurance broker £195,117 for insurance fraud and banned him from carrying on regulated financial services.
Families are focusing on protection, even as they cut back on non-essentials, Aviva has found.
Advisers have relied too much on mortgages and should be exploiting the opportunities in protection, said a top mortgage boss.
At the recent COVER Health and Protection Forum, Clive Waller called for greater regulation of back book selling. Do you agree that this would ultimately benefit clients and the market?
Last year the government launched its consultation on simple financial products and a summary of responses has now been published.
When it comes to product development plans, health and protection providers need to stop repeating past mistakes and look to the future, says Wojciech Dochan.
Axa PPP's Fergus Craig has a keen eye on PMI. Paul Robertson asks him how the market is improving.