The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has today published guidelines on electronic paperless requests for medical information from GPs that insurers need when providing protection insurance.
Legal & General has partnered with healthcare service, Doctor Care Anywhere, to provide virtual access to GPs for existing group income protection (GIP) customers.
Scottish Widows has introduced electronic General Practitioner (GP) reports into its protection policy underwriting process to make it simpler and quicker to obtain customers' medical information from their GP practice.
Intermediaries can now offer AXA PPP healthcare's virtual private GP service [email protected] to SME and individual clients.
Punter Southall Health & Protection has launched a 24/7 GP facility for employers in a bid to tackle the growing issue of access to GP services.
Liss System's Guy Williams says the customer matters most in the debate over GP reports.
The Information Commissioner (ICO) has clarified its position and warned insurers that using rights in the Data Protection Act (DPA) to access patients' entire medical record is ‘inappropriate and an abuse of that right'.
GPs providing full patient medical records at the request of insurance firms risk breaking data protection laws, an investigation by the ICO (Information Commissioner Office) has warned.
The four most common cancers, breast, prostate, colorectal and lung, are affecting 80,000 people diagnosed before they turn 45, research has revealed.
Bupa has revealed plans for a £2.9m ‘Superclinic' at Canary Wharf's Crossrail Place development to act as a ‘one stop shop' for people to manage their healthcare.
In the second part of a series on the major political parties' manifestos, Richard Walsh analyses the Conservative's health and welfare plans - and what this means for insurance.
The NHS has missed one of the targets for waiting times for patients receiving treatment for cancer following their GP's referral, official statistics have shown.
Bright Grey is to extend its Helping Hand service to include a second medical opinion which will be available face-to-face within the UK.
Over 98% of patients are satisfied with the overall experience provided by their doctor, an analysis of doctors' appraisals has found.
People in England are less likely to develop cancer than those in other high-income countries in Europe, a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.
The Fit for Work (FfW) service has officially launched today.
Back-to-work schemes run by the Work Programme and Jobcentre plus are ineffective for those with mental health problems and an alternative is needed, the charity Mind has said.
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement has confirmed the £2bn payment for the NHS announced at the weekend as well as more money for GPs and carers.
There has never been a better time to discuss occupational health provision with clients, according to Mark O'Connor.
Existing case tracking methods for new business are inefficient and a drain of advisers' time. Kerry Nicolaides outlines some alternatives
The past few years have seen calls for product innovation in corporate markets. Unfortunately, none of these new developments have really taken off. Stuart Shaw calls for a different approach.
Although mortgage brokers claim they have limited time, the Mortgage Market Review is highlighting the growing importance of protection, says Mike Farrell.
Robin Hyndley looks at what the latest DWP proposals mean for employers and employees, and explores how insurers could provide appropriates in the current environment.