Now in their third year, the COVER Excellence Awards - voted for by COVER readers - will rate providers on underwriting expertise, online support, marketing documentation, training, and quality of products and product information.
This year, readers will decide which providers are best overall for individual critical illness, group critical illness, group life, group income protection, individual income protection, group PMI and individual PMI.
To rate your favourite providers please visit: www.cover magazine.co.uk/awardssurvey and cast your vote.
Don't forget, the deadline for entries for the new COVER Excellence Awards for Intermediaries is 16 August.
The four categories are: protection intermediary of the year, healthcare intermediary of the year, e-business award and marketing initiative of the year.
You will find an entry form in this issue of COVER and can download further copies by clicking on the Awards logo on our website: www.covermagazine.co.uk.
The shortlists for all the COVER Excellence Awards will appear in the September issue of COVER.
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.