LV= has introduced an early payment of up to £10,000 for death claims on all life products which can be paid to bereaved families within 24 hours.
The Exeter has entered the life insurance market with a policy for people with type 2 diabetes or a high body mass index (BMI).
Legal & General has released data showing the amount paid out on its individual protection products in 2016.
AIG Life has bought to market a term assurance and whole of life proposition for non-UK domiciled individuals impacted by the new IHT on Enveloped Dwellings (IHTED) legislation.
A mother and her son have been charged today with fraud after they allegedly conspired to fake the mother's death in Zanzibar to claim £140,000 worth of life insurance.
Pulse Insurance has recently launched Positive Life, a straightforward solution for anyone with HIV who is otherwise healthy, COVER can exclusively reveal.
Aegon UK has today published claims data which shows a total of £123.4 million was paid in claims for life (including terminal illness), critical illness (CI) and income protection (IP), helping more than 1,300 families and businesses in 2016.
Zurich paid over £224.6m in protection claims last year to its retail customers, an increase of 6% from £212.5m in 2015.
A 45-year-old woman has been arrested by detectives from the City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) after she allegedly faked her own death.
Pacific Life Re has promoted James Tait to head of protection, Europe, and Andy McAleese to head of longevity, Europe.
Pacific Life Re has conducted on-going research into consumer attitudes towards purchasing life insurance. Here is a snapshot, in the second of a series of articles for COVER, of what the research uncovered.
Pacific Life Re has conducted on-going research into consumer attitudes towards purchasing life insurance. Here is a snapshot, in the first of a series of articles for COVER, of what the research uncovered.
Richard Walsh discusses the recent changes to Bereavement Benefit and how family income benefit could be a solution.
Nearly one in three people who don't have protection insurance have said they believe the products are too expensive, according to a study from Royal London.
For some, 2016 was a year to forget, and among the things that marked it out was the high number of celebrity deaths, writes Steve Berry.
Life and general insurance arms combined
The government has announced that the new Bereavement Support Payment which comes into effect in April this year will be extended from 1 year to 18 months, although payments are now lower on a monthly basis.
AIG Life has become the first insurer to meet the Protection Distributors Group's 'Funeral Payment Pledge'.
F&TRC's Adam Higgs analyses how two insurers have launched online propositions in a bid to improve the numbers of advisers putting policies in trust.
Aviva's Robert Morrison discusses the progress of the iGPR and other technologies.
Fergus Bescoby discusses sleep disorders and the underwriting factors to consider.
UnderwriteMe has been chosen by three further, high profile intermediaries: Assured Futures, Tuto and Future Proof.
Future Proof is launching an Introducer Scheme to partner with generalist financial advisers who want to outsource their protection advice.
Legal & General's Richard Kateley says we should avoid pigeonholing advisers when discussing who should sell business protection. Here's why.