Demand for private medical insurance (PMI) is being fuelled by fears over cleanliness in NHS hospita...
Demand for private medical insurance (PMI) is being fuelled by fears over cleanliness in NHS hospitals, according to Bupa.
The latest figures from the Association of British Insurers showed a 1.8% increase in PMI subscriptions between 2005 and 2006. Some 65% of people surveyed listed clean hospitals as their main reason for taking out PMI. "Other top reasons included no waiting and speed of access to specialists," said Fergus Kee, managing director of Bupa UK Health Insurance.
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.