We saw a lot of changes to critical illness (CI) products last year. Do you think these changes presented a meaningful difference, or was it a case of change for change's sake?
The perceived value of a protection policy drops after its sale and is leading to lapsed policies, The Syndicate has said.
What do you think about the Competition Commission's recently published investigation into the private healthcare market and what will it mean for insurers?
The CII has added a level-4 protection module to its Cert CII (Health and Protection) qualification.
The Personal Finance Society has announced three new adviser training dates, hosted by the Protection Review.
Life is often referred to as a game where people decide to either play it safe or take a chance. But, asks Kirsteen Grant, are they assessing their risk correctly?
The protection industry has said it is concerned that short term income protection is simply a new style of accident, sickness and unemployment cover, according to a poll.
The Protection Review has named Owain Thomas as Protection Journalist of the year 2012 for his work on COVER Magazine.
The Protection Review is asking advisers to highlight issues they would like raised at this years' conference.
Westfield Health has recently released a new product, Hospital Treatment Insurance, aimed at the middle ground between cash plans and PMI. Considering the lengthening of hospital waiting lists, could this be the birth of a third tier to the health insurance...
Advertising, better processing and tax relief would provide the best boost to protection sales over the next 10 years, according to the latest stats from the Protection Review survey.
Short term income protection products are set to be the big seller over the next ten years, according to the protection industry.
British Friendly Society has become the second insurer to add its name to COVER's campaign to reform the assessment of claims for income protection (IP).
Cirencester friendly has become the first insurer to give its backing to COVER's campaign to reform the assessment of claims for income protection (IP).
COVER has launched a campaign, initially in partnership with the Protection Review, to reform the practice of writing list-based occupational definitions (Activities of Daily Living and Working - ADL and ADW) for income protection.
The Protection Review and Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) have produced a list of the top ten things consumers should be aware of when purchasing income protection (IP).
The need for a greater degree of product flexibility has been highlighted by research from The Syndicate.
The protection industry needs a "kick up the bum" and a "spark of passion" injected into it if it is to address the needs of modern consumers, the Protection Review has said.
Consumers increasingly appreciate the need for protection insurance when they are told about the limitations of state benefits, new research has found.
The first report from new industry research body, The Syndicate is focusing on consumer behaviour and self-image in a protection setting.
With white papers due this year on long-term care (Dilnot Review), sickness absence and also the Treasury's work on simple products, how much explicit help (not just macro changes to benefits and the NHS) would you want the government to give the industry?...
UK men and women are equal on financial product decisions in the UK, but there are stark regional differences, a new research partnership has found.
Last week, COVER's sister title Mortgage Solutions examined the key issues in the protection industry, with insight and analysis from experts across the sector.