Earlier this week the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) released a report declaring the public was massively disconnected from the reality of long-term care (LTC) costs.
Every time the NHS comes under pressure in the UK, the voices for a move to a co-payment system supported by private medical insurance (PMI) come to the fore.
In his Mortgage Solutions blog, Connells mortgage services director Ross Bowen argued that protection covers more than just borrowers, helping lenders and brokers too.
The Dilnot Commission report, set up by the Government to recommend a fair and sustainable funding system for adult social care in England, is to be welcomed.
The BMA are still objecting to the Government's NHS reforms - despite "winning" they seem to want humiliation.
Long-term care (LTC) has always been in the ‘too difficult' box, as successive government reviews and think tanks have advocated varying roles for the private insurance sector.
This week the Strategic Society Centre put out a proposal for a National Care Fund to fund the personal care of older people, which could be administered and underwritten by the private sector.
What could the recent spending review mean for the Health Insurance industry? Richard Walsh highlights likely scenarios.
The remortgage market showed signs of recovery after the Conveyancing Alliance reported a 48% increase in mortgage instructions, over the last quarter.
The European Parliament has faced a call to arms over the treatment of chronic pain.
1st Exchange has announced its annual Adviser Office (AO) free training roadshows under the theme ‘Data Management and Cleansing'.
The Department of Work and Pensions has released monthly and quarterly statistics in its April 2010 Statistical Summary.
In the run up to the election, there are changes on the horizon for regulating insurance, particularly in the area of consumer protection.
Insurers are charged with treating customers fairly and driving up conversion rates. These goals are not incompatible and advances in technology offer ways to succeed with both agendas, says Stuart Hayman
As we approach the election it is worth looking at the Conservatives' ideas on welfare reform.
Last year in COVER, I raised the concept of a consumer focused quality standard for IP (QS) which would be underpinned by an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) approved code of practice.
Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, have unlocked the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers - skin and lung.
Researchers have linked high levels of the appetite hormone leptin with reduced incidence of Alzheimers.
Medicines that target specific nerve cells in the brain could reverse poor mental function in people with Down's syndrome, according to new research, Bupa has said.
In November, the UK Forum for Genetics and Insurance (UKFGI) published a report which it commissioned from Professor Sandy Raeburn and myself which suggested possible options for improving the genetics moratorium.
New HIV infections have been reduced by 17% worldwide over the past eight years.
A 15-year decline in care home demand has ended - yet many are still forced to pay for themselves.
Sometimes a number of factors come together unexpectedly which provide an opportunity to re-think procedures that have been applied for a long period of time.
In September the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) published company specific complaints data for the first time while the ABI has published company aggregated data.