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 [...]

Simple Products

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Helen White of the ABI discusses the background, aims and progress of this government-led initiative. The ‘simple products’ project continues to attract mixed views. Some see it as an opportunity to reach out to a wider audience of potential customers. Others see it as too risky, or the wrong 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 [...]