Advances in technology will shape the future of the private medical insurance (PMI) sector, it was asserted at the AMII conference last Thursday.
Dr Sandy Scott, director general of the Chartered Insurance Institute, said the PMI sector tended to follow in the footsteps of the general insurance sector, meaning "More use of technology will be on the cards."
AMII chairman, Phil Taylor, added that technology would be the most important driver in the sector in the coming years.
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.