VitalityLife's Fergus Bescoby explores the rise of obesity and its implications
The term "obese" describes a person who is very overweight, with an excess of body fat. A common problem in the UK, it's estimated to affect one in four adults and one in five children aged 10 to 11. A person is generally considered overweight if they have a body mass index (BMI) of between 25 and 29.9 and obese with a BMI of 30 and above. A BMI in excess of 40 is classified as severe obesity. Today's obesity levels are more than three times that in 1980 and it's blamed for about 30,000 deaths...
VitalityLife has launched a risk calculator that is able to work out the likelihood of clients facing ill health by putting in some basic, personal information.
'Support services' are not bolt-ons but integral to insurance offerings, says Paul Avis, and there are plenty of good reasons for employers and their advisers to promote them wherever possible
Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII) chairman Stuart Scullion has warned the industry to make sure it is prepared ahead of the IDD, the next EU-driven legislation set to 'shake up the sector'.
Our biggest Protection & Health Summit yet comes to Hilton London Bankside on 4 October