Paul Avis weighs up the differences between employer-led and personal income protection policies
Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) hub for advisers and consumers
'Industry must address misconceptions around protection', says Royal London
98% claims paid by mutual for first half of 2018
Only 15% receive legal advice as an employee benefit, survey finds
Mutual wants to demonstrate it is 'the everyman' of income protection
Providers supplying mortgage protection solutions alongside State benefits should 'keep it simple'
Significant growth for income protection and multi-benefit products
COVER and Synaptic Software join hands to gaze into the future of protection
Additional flexibility in the event of claim and improved pricing for all occupation classes for income protection
Group life, critical illness and income protection business bought from Munich Re
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.