ABI: Kirwan to step in
After six years at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), its head of health and protection, Richard Walsh, is leaving for pastures new.
Nick Kirwan, currently chairman of the ABI Protection Committee, is taking over the role on a six-month consultancy basis.
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.