Recovery Support Benefit paid to members as part of income protection Mutual Benefits programme
Norman Broadbent Group appointed to recruit finance director and operations director
Coverage under YourLife Income Protection and Critical Illness Cover policies available for cancer survivors
What do lower provider numbers and fewer products really mean for income protection and advisers?
CIC represents 23% of all claims and income protection accounts for 12%, according to figures from ABI and GRiD
Data from nine members of AFM indicates "higher than the industry average" stats from mutual insurers
Mental health-related claims, up 2%, were the 5th most common
A policy to cover individuals unable to work due to illness, accident or injury
Scottish Widows' Johnny Timpson highlights the need - and opportunity - to provide protection for self-employed workers and those with short-term contracts.
Benefits also include family carer, recuperation and trauma support as well as death benefit and terminal illness payment.
Hinged on promises to modernise and simplify protection, the new insurer will focus on life, critical illness cover and income protection under the 200-year-old Guardian trading title.
Cirencester Friendly has paid 94.7% of income protection claims submitted in 2017, totalling £4.4m in sick pay benefit.
British Friendly is trialling 'Immediate Support Payment' for claims received on income protection policies that have been in force for at least three months.
Over three million working couples are classed as 'double income, no option' (DINOs), which means they are vulnerable to financial ruin if one of the two loses their earnings. LV='s Justin Harper discusses how we can better safeguard those at risk.
Cirencester Friendly, has appointed Paul Shepherd to the newly created role of 'key account manager'.
British Friendly has announced its paid claims percentages for the last twelve years.
Holloway Friendly has paid 97% of claims in Q4 2017 and 96% of claims in 2017 overall after significant changes made to the friendly society's claims payments over the past year.
LV= has made changes to its management team as a result of changes to its protection and retirement business, COVER can exclusively reveal.
When there are children in a family, writes Steve Berry, it is especially important to think not just 'What if something happened to me?' but 'What if something happened to them?'
Some 3.2 million working couples are 'double income, no option' (DINO) households, according to research by LV=. This means they are reliant on two incomes to make ends meet, and would struggle to cope if they lost one.
Financial technology business IRESS saw a record-breaking month for protection new business in November, with 59,000 applications filled out compared with 49,000 12 months ago.
LV= is hosting a series of webinars for advisers looking at the financial resilience of specific customer groups, and how advisers can help them.
British Friendly has introduced an online Adviser Toolkit to encourage income protection sales.
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