Insurers are being warned by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that they must ensure consumers are able to understand the economic consequences of the policy being taken out.
Obesity can constitute a disability in the workplace within definitions of the equality legislation, the EU's Court of Justice has ruled.
Employers need to ensure policies regarding holiday sick pay mirror their normal approach following last week's ECJ ruling.
Protection is seen as a key growth area by IFAs with almost two thirds optimistic about increasing business in the sector this year.
The debate between insurers and their ‘right' to assess risk against public policy concerns about unethical discrimination has come into sharp focus again with the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) ruling on gender discrimination.
Introducing gender-neutral rates will result in premium hikes for life insurance and critical illness (CI), HM Treasury has warned.
Zurich has urged advisers to be prepared for the impact of gender neutrality on their clients and business.
Exeter Family Friendly is believed to be one of the first insurers to publicly revamp its protection products to accommodate the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on gender based pricing.
The Treasury has confirmed new European rules outlawing the use of gender in underwriting will not affect policies taken out before 21 December 2012.
Age could become the next factor to be banned from use in underwriting insurance and annuities, according to lawyers Pinsent Masons.
The debate between insurers "right" to assess risk vs concerns about unethical discrimination has come into sharp focus again.
The European Court of Justice ruling on gender has again been raised in Parliament.
Defaqto has called the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) ruling to ban gender based pricing as "probably the biggest change to affect the life and protection industry for a long time."
Members of the House of Lords have criticised the European Court of Justice ruling on gender discrimination in insurance policies and annuities.
David Gulland of RGA analyses the ECJ's decision to ban gender based pricing and asks where underwriting goes from here?
LifeSearch has called on the ABI and Treasury to halt the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) "ignorant" ruling to ban gender-based underwriting.
Bright Grey and Scottish Provident are remaining defiant and calling government action in the face of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision to ban gender based underwriting.
In the ongoing battle between the legal profession and the insurance industry, the latter currently sits at win-one-lose-one, but the big fight may be yet to come...
The effect of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the private Medical Insurance sector is likely to be "negligible" according to an industry body.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has outlawed the use of gender in underwriting from 21 December 2012.
Technology provider 1st-The Exchange has revealed some providers may remove their products from the system later today in preparation for tomorrow's ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), while others could do so on the day.
Cirencester friendly says the outlawing of gender-based underwriting could be a boon for providers selling Holloway-style income protection (IP) plans.
Insurers are readying themselves for next week's European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the use of gender for underwriting.
LifeSearch has revealed it arranged £4bn worth of cover and saw a 10% increase in the number of under 35-year-olds who took out protection products last year.