Positive CI forecast In June 1998, it was predicted growth in the group critical illness (CI) marke...
Positive CI forecast
In June 1998, it was predicted growth in the group critical illness (CI) market would take off. This trend was set to continue as employers became more aware of the product and the costs involved. While CI sales were increasing, income protection sales fell. It was also reported that month that Albany International planned to launch into the protection market by the middle of the summer due to IFA demand.
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.