‘Percy: The Protection Calculator’
Legal & General has partnered with healthcare service, Doctor Care Anywhere, to provide virtual access to GPs for existing group income protection (GIP) customers.
Tenet Group has confirmed it will expand its protection proposition with its advisers now having the option of using LifeQuote's comparison and illustration tools.
In addition to its website redesign, LV= has also switched its adviser telephone services to Freephone numbers, and appointments for its teleinterview service can now be made online.
The majority (79%) of adults use the internet for health advice and are finding conflicting information, a survey for Bupa has found.
Ellipse has announced changes to its online services, including a simplification of travel requirements when getting online quotes.
The insurer Beagle Street has released 500 origami dogs made from £10 notes onto the streets of London to highlight consumers spending too much on life insurance.
Around two thirds (65%) of UK businesses have rated employees' understanding of their benefits as low or very low, a survey by Aon Employee Benefits has found.
The government has launched an online application system for the Carer's Allowance in a bid to make applications easier.
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executive Martin Wheatley has once again thrown his weight behind the idea of computerised advice, as he predicted a financial services future shaped by software developers, computer programmers and economists....
UK consumers would switch to buying their life insurance on the internet if providers were able to offer professional online advice, a survey conducted for PwC has found.
Advisers are actively acknowledging the importance of execution-only protection capability but are struggling to make viable propositions.
There has been a growing noise across the industry about the ability of the aggressive aggregators to pilfer protection business from financial advisers.
Research from digital marketing agency Gravytrain has found that customers using price comparison sites are still more likely to buy from brands they trust than those with the lowest quote.
More consumers will buy protection direct from online providers in response to the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), an online insurance group has predicted.
Ageas' incoming business protection proposition will be heavily based on online capability.
Bupa has launched a hub on its website to offer more information on private healthcare services.
Gender re-pricing plans are well underway at Bright Grey and Scottish Provident headquarter with online adviser support.
A new protection intermediary headed by former moneysupermarket.com management will launch next week.
Now Health International has launched an on-line quote facility for SME businesses which it claimed is the first in the market.
Google, the search engine giant, is to launch free training and support for IFAs to help them take advantage of online business opportunities.
Legal & General Group Protection has launched a new website for advisers combining employee benefit propositions across protection, pensions and savings.
Friends Provident is launching three new business protection seminars, aimed at advisers who have different levels of business protection knowledge.
Health cash plan provider, Westfield Health, has announced the launch of a range of online services and initiatives for customers.