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Insurers and policyholders could face increased costs following a European Court of Justice decision that claims handling should not be exempt from VAT.
CEGA, the medical assistance and claims handler, is to be bought out by management, led by Alistair Hardie, group chief executive of CEGA.
Munich Re's Adrian Stevenson says the life insurance industry has three key issues to tackle if it is to truly grow the protection market.
Munich Re's Mike Bolshaw discusses the issues around suicide exclusions built into life insurance policies.
One fifth of insurance claimants consider their insurer has poor communication skills, according to research from EDM Group.
The Ministry of Justice increased pressure on the claims management sector last year resulting in the removal of more than 200 licences from firms flouting the rules.
Canada Life Group Insurance has expanded its Group Income Protection (GIP) Early Intervention Service (EIS) to cover over 320,000 additional employees.
The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) has appointed Flaxmans to provide a specialist Claims Advocacy Service to members.
Friends Life has simplified its Group Life claims process by removing the need to have sight of the original death certificate to verify Group Life claims.
Consumers have admitted feeling ‘angry' and ‘powerless' due to frequent communications from Claims Management Companies and are calling for them to be banned; research has found.
Barclays has launched a new feature within its mobile app, Barclays Pingit, giving businesses such as insurers the ability to pay individuals using their mobile phone numbers.
Disability charities have slammed the government's Workplace Capability Assessments (WCA) as ‘farcical' as those with progressive conditions are being advised they could consider a return to work.
Asking insurance customers to be honest could cut nearly £100 million off the £1 billion a year cost of fraudulent claims.
UK insurance companies are either failing to capitalise on the customer data they hold or adequately capture it in the first place.
The British income protection (IP) market should learn from some of the mistakes made by the Australian market in recent years, Gen Re has said.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting on changing its rules for consumers disclosing personal information to insurers.
The cost of providing health-related benefits for companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) soared by an average of 3.6% in 2012, new data from Mercer Marsh Benefits has revealed.
Currently published claims statistics, adviser use of them and the need for standardisation are set to be important debating points at research company F&TRC's next Protection Forum event on 23 May.
The FSA is conducting a review into insurance firms' use of private investigators amid suspicions of poor practice.
Short-term income protection sales are very close to stalling, a direct to consumer provider has reported.
A cash plan provider has launched tiered cover linked to medical procedure recovery time.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has paid out £136m in mis-sold PPI claims since 2008.
LifeSearch and Gocompare.com have formed a business tie-in.