The trouble with protection, argues Brendan Llewellyn, is your money can feel wasted unless something horrible happens to you. The sector needs to evolve and, he points out, it is …
In a challenging healthcare market, demands for both cost control and patient satisfaction are high. But it is possible to reduce financial waste and improve value for patients simultaneously, explains Alliance Health Group's Greg Clay
For many couples, 8 January was D-Day. That is, 'Divorce Day', writes Mark Cracknell, head of protection distribution at Aviva.
Following the recent article by The Guardian, specialist adviser Kathryn Knowles discusses changing industry perception and applying her own experiences of mental illness to her work for Cura.
Following The Guardian's article detailing instances of people with a history of mental illness being refused life insurance, Andrew Wibberley, director of Alea Risk, looks into the ways underwriters can overcome challenges that underwriters face.
With another green paper consultation on the cards, Richard Walsh examines the state of NHS funding, whether we're at a tipping point and the key questions that need to be addressed when covering social care costs.
CIExpert's Alan Lakey discusses how to choose the 'best' critical illness plan.
Over three million working couples are classed as 'double income, no option' (DINOs), which means they are vulnerable to financial ruin if one of the two loses their earnings. LV='s Justin Harper discusses how we can better safeguard those at risk.
Zurich's Peter Hamilton discusses how insurers and advisers can broach difficult conversations around ageing.
Old Mutual Wealth's Paul Roberts discusses protection needs and industry responses to the ABI's statement of best practice.
The Association of British Insurers has drafted new model critical illness definitions. But it's missed an opportunity to make them clearer. Fairer Finance has written to the director-general to ask them to think again.
Stuart Scullion discusses some of the key issues that are facing the UK health sector in the year ahead, including insurance premium tax, third-party relationships and GDPR
The Autumn Budget contained important small print that, depending on whether it gets its act together in 2018, writes Paul Avis, could end up proving a real concern or genuine opportunity for the group life assurance sector
Recruiting the right people for the right roles can be tough for any business. Here, recent graduate Chloe Gilbert presents a personal view of promoting careers in insurance and reinsurance to the potential next generation
When there are children in a family, writes Steve Berry, it is especially important to think not just 'What if something happened to me?' but 'What if something happened to them?'
The accumulated expertise of GIP providers can be leveraged to assist in the implementation of the mental health core and enhanced standards detailed in the Stevenson Farmer report, argues Steven Dean
By 2020, a third of Britain's workforce will be aged over 50 and so, writes Brett Hill, employers and insurers need to evolve and reassess how best to help older staff prolong their careers
Wellbeing expert David Price discusses a range of practical ways employers can set about looking after the mental health of their staff during the seasonal period
Scott Cadger runs through the four most common reasons people give for not taking out critical illness cover - and some suggestions on how advisers can offer reassurance on each in conversations with clients
Blockchain can play a crucial role in helping the insurance sector provide more flexible protection solutions to the UK's growing number of self-employed and 'gig economy' workers, according to Hymans Robertson.
Simon Tindal picks out the key discussion points that emerged from the recent 'Future of General Insurance' conference, which highlighted the way communications in the insurance industry are rapidly evolving
Has the protection sector now reached the stage where complexity is becoming one of the biggest threats to growth? Vicky Churcher urges product providers and advisers to 'keep it simple and straightforward'
Mark Witte analyses the implications of some of the key conclusions of Aon's 2017 UK Health Survey of 200 organisations, including the growing recognition of the importance of an emotional health offering
Firms that fail to put processes in place to meet the requirements of MiFID II now will undoubtedly feel the strain - both financially and operationally - in the near future, warns Matt Riordan