A third of the industry believes comparison sites will be the most popular way to buy protection in a decade, while 66% expect fewer IFAs selling protection, according to the Protection Review.
More than half of Britons do not think they need to buy extra insurance because of the government's welfare reforms and big society agenda, new research has found.
Vince Cable has admitted Britons will have to take greater responsibility for their own protection needs in the future following the welfare reforms.
The insurance industry still has an image problem with the general public which the new regulatory structure is unlikely to help, according to research by the ABI.
Consumers are more concerned about protecting their family since the financial downturn, research suggests.
Only two scales of providers will succeed in the protection market as it becomes divided between massive multinationals and small nimble insurers, according to RGA.
The number of dads holding income protection (IP) has fallen by 5% in two years, according to results from Legal & General.
This year, new EU legislation will be introduced making regular sight tests compulsory for any employee who drives while on company business. Jill Davies investigates who will fund the cost.
Governments across Europe are getting on board to help people stop smoking. Ross Campbell discusses nicotine replacement therapy's underwriting implications
The rise of bank-based distribution for many long-term insurance products led to the term ‘bancassurance'. But is bancassurance distribution ready for a rethink? Greg Becker investigates
With the NHS effectively withdrawing its level of support, are we veering towards a hybrid US model of healthcare? How will this shape employee benefits? Dr Peter Mills investigates.
The industry knows group risk benefits are valuable, but does anyone else? The sector needs an image boost to thrive, says Peter Fenner.
Mike Benton, chief executive of Medicals Direct, shares his future of care provision with Paul Robertson.
Brits are twice more likely to insure their pets or mobile phones than their income, according to research.
Age could become the next factor to be banned from use in underwriting insurance and annuities, according to lawyers Pinsent Masons.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has released a consumer fact sheet clarifying the importance of medical non-disclosure.
The government is "enthusiastic" and "engaged" with the protection industry to support its attempts to cut welfare spending, according to Richard Verdin.
Despite tough times and extra risk, the outlook for the group protection landscape looks brighter, says Lee Lovett
It's time to bring claims departments into the modern era with new technology, writes
Leaving aside the question of advice, do you see simple protection products as a threat to IFAs or a stepping stone for clients? Should IFAs sell them alongside fully featured products?
Voting and nominations for the COVER Excellence Awards is open.
Gail Maltby, chief executive of Paycare, and Neil Armitage, marketing director at Foresters Friendly Society, explain the reasons behind the growing trend of mutual societies working together.
Bailed-out Lloyds Banking Group has made a £3.2bn provision for the cost of mis-selling payment protection insurance (PPI), driving the bank to a loss in Q1.
Protect has confirmed representatives from the Protection Review, Income Protection Task Force and Defaqto will be speaking at its May meeting.