What do lower provider numbers and fewer products really mean for income protection and advisers?
An article in COVER - based on data collated by Defaqto - revealed that the number of products available in the income protection marketplace has fallen from 56 to 49 over the past five years, a 13% decrease, while the number of providers has dropped from 32 to 24. These figures sparked a number of conversations around IP, primarily on the amount of choice and quality of cover now available. For those not immersed in the sector, it would be easy to view these headlines, hear these conversations...
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'.
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