Providers supplying mortgage protection solutions alongside State benefits should 'keep it simple'
Income from insurance covering mortgage payments disregarded when entitlement to benefits assessed
The out-of-work benefits system for people with a health condition or disability is ‘broken' and should be scrapped in favour of a single working age benefit, a major report has urged.
Out-of-date benefit rules which omit cohabiting couples from certain Bereavement Benefits are costing £82 million per year in lost benefits, according to a major report by Royal London.
Cirencester Friendly's Paul Hudson shares top tips to help advisers increase protection revenue.
LV= has announced it will host nine seminars for advisers on how to boost income protection sales, around the UK.
The new bereavement support payment (BSP) will be be tax-free with a higher immediate payment, the draft Finance Bill clauses released by parliament have revealed.
Macmillan Cancer Support has highlighted continuing problems with the Personal Independence Payment, as highlighted by the Government's own Work and Pensions Committee (WPC), labelling claims backlogs as "appalling".
MPs have announced they are to undertake a Select Committee inquiry into the controversial Work Capability Assessments (WCA).
Income protection (IP) has scope for a money-back guarantee so the premium is returned to the consumer in the event it does not pay out as expected, delegates heard at the launch of the IPTF's Signposts for Income Protection.
The department of Work and Pensions has published the Social security benefits up-rating for 2014 in a written Ministerial Statement.
Further details about the government's new Health and Work Service (HWS) have been published along with a substantial report examining the potential value of using telephone services to provide health and return to work support.
Disability rights UK has announced a national campaign highlighting the benefits of the welfare state.
The financial benefit cap came into place across the country at the end of September the Government has announced.
PPI controversy, opaque financial services and lack of trust in the industry are key barriers to widespread apathy about insurance protection, pensions and savings, Zurich has warned.
The majority of UK adults have no awareness of limited state support should they be unable to work through illness or disability, according to Zurich research.
Young people will receive in-work benefits under the Universal Credit reform, the minister for welfare reform has said.
There is now an online benefits cap calculator on the DirectGov website, allowing advisers to illustrate how the benefits cap might affect clients.
Royal assent has been given to the Legal Aid: Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012, which removes legal aid from a series of welfare issues.
The government's controversial welfare reforms have received Royal Ascent and so been adopted into law.
More than a quarter of a million people are claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) because of mental and behavioural disorders, research has revealed.
Aegon has published a guide to State bereavement payments that will be issued with all death claim packs.
Bereavement benefits need to be altered to better support those who have suffered the death of a loved one, government research has found.
Grieving clients could be missing out on thousands of pounds worth of state bereavement benefits, RGA has said.