The Treasury has confirmed new European rules outlawing the use of gender in underwriting will not affect policies taken out before 21 December 2012.
Representatives of the European insurance industry have written to the European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, to ensure that the "overly conservative and prescriptive" elements it believes are contained in the draft...
Insurers could be prevented from using age, health and any other form of differentiation to underwrite and price products if a French administrative authority has its way.
More than a third of European workers would willingly sacrifice some of their pay for greater financial protection in the event of illness or injury, research suggests.
The CEA, the European insurance and reinsurance federation, has warned that there could be far-reaching implications for the price and availability of insurance cover if an opinion by the advocate general is upheld by the European Court of Justice.