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.
The official supplement of this year's COVER Excellence Awards is available to read now as an eBook.
Holloway Friendly has widened its new online underwriting process allowing protection advisers to write both full and short term income protection business in minutes.
Legal & General has announced the launch of a rehabilitation support service for customers of its Income Protection Benefit product.
iPipeline's SolutionBuilder now features a Risk & Mortgage Protection Report which enables advisers to demonstrate protection needs to their clients during a mortgage sale.
Protection product sales in Q2 2017 rose by 4.9% on the previous quarter, reaching £147.1 million, the highest level in five years, according to analysis from Equifax Touchstone.
Holloway Friendly has launched an online underwriting process allowing protection advisers to write short term income protection business 'in minutes.'
British Friendly has hired Andy Parker as claims and underwriting director and Debbie Bonser as senior national account manager.
The Exeter's Nick Jones discusses the rise in self-employed people and the protection solutions out there for these individuals.