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  • Zurich offers pre-application underwriting tool

    3 February 2021

    Insurer Zurich has launched a new tool to help streamline protection advice in the pre-application process for clients.  The tool, available through Zurich’s Life Protection Platform, has been designed to provide an instant indication on underwriting decisions before advisers complete full applications, reducing the amount of time for a decision to be given. Advisers will...

  • Royal London adds Underwrite Later option for Life Cover

    28 January 2021

    Royal London has added an Underwrite Later option for Life Cover on its Business Menu and Relevant Life Plans, allowing cover to be offered while medical evidence is being obtained. Eligible customers will have the option to get cover straightaway on Life Cover plans up to £3.5m whilst Royal London requests medical evidence and...

  • Britains adopt healthier lifestyle under Covid

    10 January 2021

    The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted Britons to adopt a healthier lifestyle, new research from life insurer AIG Life has revealed. According to the findings, nearly one in three adults (30%) plan to keep up healthy lifestyle habits they adopted during the pandemic, while nearly half (48%) are aiming to try to live more healthily...

  • WorkLife adds health protection benefits to online platform

    6 January 2021

    OpenMoney’s employee benefits portal WorkLife has joined forces with insurance provider Unum to add a range of health protection benefits to its online platform.  WorkLife customers will be to access group life insurance, dental plans and critical illness for their employees with no medical questions or underwriting required and solutions available from a range...

  • Openwork helps advisers gain LIBF protection qualifications

    21 December 2020

    Owl Financial, Openwork’s specialist protection advice business, is supporting its advisers in expanding their protection qualifications. The firm has focused its efforts upon the new London Institute of Banking & Finance Certificate in Protection qualification, which explores the different protection needs in the event of death, illness and disability, as well as the products...

  • Tenet Group partners with UnderwriteMe on protection

    8 December 2020

    Tenet Group has made the capabilities of UnderwriteMe’s Protection Platform to its network of advisers as a means to drive growth in their protection business. The partnership means that Tenet, and the firms it works with, will be able to quote, underwrite, compare and sell with ‘buy now’ prices from the majority of popular...

  • Fracture cover – what’s covered and what questions to ask the client

    19 November 2020

    Fracture cover can differ markedly between providers and when seeking cover it will pay paraplanners to find out lifestyle details from clients, says Adam Higgs, head of Research, Protection Guru Breaking a bone can be particularly painful. It can also lead to short-term income loss due to be unable to work particularly for those that...

  • Canada Life offers ‘WeCare’ to insurance platform customers

    17 November 2020

    Canada Life has made ‘WeCare’ a permanent support service available to all new and existing customers on its online group insurance platform CLASS. WeCare offers a range of virtual health, mental health and wellbeing support services, including virtual GP consultations, mental health support, counselling and get fit programmes. The services can be used by...

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