7 Families Goes Live!

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The Income Protection Task Force is delighted to announce that the 7 Families campaign has now launched to the public with an exclusive feature in The Mail on Sunday (http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-2817026/Read-Tracey-s-moving-story-ll-never-risk-losing-income-illness.html) and a range Read more [...]

2014 – the year of action!

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Peter Le Beau issues a call to action... The cynics in our industry might chuckle at the suggestion that 2014 is a year which may see a transformation in the fortunes of income protection. They would cite (sadly with good reason) a series of past clarion calls, some of them by the IPTF, to make the Read more [...]

Income Protection – A Consumer’s View

Theresa Fritz brings her consumer experience to bear on the puzzle of IP sales...or the lack of them.
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Theresa Fritz brings her consumer experience to bear on the puzzle of IP sales...or the lack of them. When I was asked to write a few words about the consumer view of income protection, I must admit to being a bit lost for words. (A rare occurrence some would say). However, the reason I’m struggling Read more [...]

Income protection, lifestyle protection…

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Johnny Timpson of Scottish Widows argues that our industry should reach out to a diverse range of expert partners to make protection insurance the norm rather than the exception. Now is the time for collaborative working...And we have potential partners waiting for us to step up! Given the fragility Read more [...]

The Family Support Initiative

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Karin Lloyd outlines the ideas behind the Family Support Initiative and why we have to put aside traditional brand marketing for this initiative if we want to be trusted partners. Put simply, during 2014 we will mount the biggest campaign this country has ever seen to bring both the risk and impact Read more [...]

Pointing the way to advice

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Roy McLoughlin takes a look at the new opportunities opening up and urges advisers, providers and reinsurers to skill up in IP to make the most of them. Income Protection should undoubtedly be integral in any providers’ protection solution. My reasoning here is as follows: Firstly the message Read more [...]

To Risk Management and Beyond

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As the State steps back and the Government continues its Welfare Reform programme, employers have a central role to play in ensuring effective rehabilitation. Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development (GRiD) explores how employers with Group Income Protection are well-placed to meet these Read more [...]

Avoiding a flip flop

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Australia's superannuation system has ensured widespread income protection coverage. A lot can be learned from this market, both positive and negative, explains Russell Higginbotham, UK and Ireland CEO at Swiss Re. The weather's a lot colder, the beer's a lot warmer, I'm back to calling my 'thongs' Read more [...]