Last week, COVER's sister title Mortgage Solutions examined the key issues in the protection industry, with insight and analysis from experts across the sector.
Catch up on all that happened and see what you might have missed.
Kicking off the week, Highclere Financial Services' Alan Lakey examined in detail what mortgage brokers must consider when advising on the maze that is critical illness.
In Ask the Experts, Paymentshield answered on just how much help the government really offers to homeowners who suddenly lose their income.
LSL Property Services' Mark Graves, sales director at Pink and managing director of Linear, sat down with editor Victoria Hartley in our exclusive One to One interview to discuss the importance of putting life policies in trust and the secret of Linear's insurance sales success.
In addition, Peter Le Beau, co-chairman and founder of the Protection Review, gave his expert insight into whether the industry is really ready for simple products, while IFA Dean Mason showed that a typical week can throw up a raft of opportunities to sell protection.
Mark Graves rejoined us to take part in a live hour-long webchat, answering brokers' questions on commission clawback, how to approach meetings on putting policies in trust, and whether interactive appointments are the way forward.
Aviva's head of protection Louise Colley answered brokers' top five most commonly asked questions on protection, tackling issues including non-disclosure and not upsetting clients.
In Market Watch, we asked Assurant Intermediary, Bright Grey and Mortgage Talk how brokers can break the ever-present client apathy around protection.
And in the Mortgage Solutions poll, we found that more than six in ten advisers think that an upbeat approach to selling income protection is more effective than using shock tactics.
Get that Friday feeling!
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.