Wellness and immunisation programmes are key to the management of healthcare costs, according to Sha...
Wellness and immunisation programmes are key to the management of healthcare costs, according to Shaun Matisonn, chief executive of PruProtection. Matisonn believed, apart from making sure the right vaccination has been given, that there has to be a shift in the way people live their lives as changes would prevent a significant number of premature deaths in the UK. The cost of premature deaths in the UK stood at £1.6bn in 2005 but it is predicted that this will rise to £6.4bn in 2015 as a result of problems including obesity. Currently, only £2.5bn is spent in this area of medicine.
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.