Behavioural and health science data applied to underwriting process
'World-first solution' to protect against rising costs of later life
VitalityLife has launched a risk calculator that is able to work out the likelihood of clients facing ill health by putting in some basic, personal information.
New business across VitalityHealth and VitalityLife increases by 12%
Pancreatitis is an ever-growing problem in the UK - the acute version at least - with strong links to alcohol for those in their mid-life, underwriter Fergus Bescoby explores
Serious illness or income protection policyholders can claim via specialist nurses rather than completing forms following pilot
VitalityInvest designed to cater for people living longer but not saving enough
More than £60m given back to members through rewards and benefits
VitalityLife's Fergus Bescoby explores the rise of obesity and its implications
Cancer Relapse Benefit included as standard and 35 definitions added including borderline ovarian cancer and blindness in one eye
Plus offers for whole of life and serious illness cover for children
He will start the post as director of underwriting and claims for VitalityLife in June
Over a decade since the smoking ban fundamentally shifted society's attitude to smoking, VitalityLife's Fergus Bescoby takes a look at how things have changed
The health and life insurer dished out £63m worth of additional value to its customers for 2017, figures show.
VitalityLife is incentivising take-up of the indexation option on all protection policies as concern about inflation continues to grow.
VitalityLife paid 99% of Life claims, 93% of Serious Illness claims and 94% of Income Protection claims in 2016. In total, 807 claims were paid across all products.
VitalityLife has made three enhancements to its Serious Illness Cover product that the insurer believes will lead to "more claims and, therefore, more pay outs for customers."
VitalityLife is offering customers an upfront discount and annual premium discounts if they monitor and improve their health, as part of two new developments for its protection customers.
Industry experts share their views on how the protection industry fared during 2016 and what 2017 may bring
Purchasing protection insurance on cost alone is a risky business. Deepak Jobanputra looks at the factors that add real value
Advisers should turn clients' attention to whole of cover, because like it or not, it is a necessary conversation, writes Justin Taurog
Deepak Jobanputra examines the question of 100% payouts in severe illness cover, and finds this isn't necessarily to the client's benefit
Justin Taurog looks at the technological tools providers are using
Justin Taurog looks at how important people power is to the success of a business