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Aviva Living Costs Protection

November 2017 Aviva: IP

Silver
Poll Results

Aviva has launched Living Costs Protection as a simplified income protection plan to help customers cover their monthly outgoings - such as mortgage or rent and bills - if they cannot work due to illness or injury. The long term income protection contract (so premiums are not subject to IPT) features: Customers initially choose a fixed benefit of between £500 and £1,500 a month. The maximum claim payment period is 12 months per claim. Deferred periods of 4, 8, 13 and 26 weeks are available. Waiver of premium, with a 13 week deferred period. Back to work benefit is included…
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Allianz Partners Suisse International Healthcare Plan

November 2017 Allianz: iPMI

Gold

Allianz Partners new plan, provided in partnership with local health insurance provider KPT and Allianz Global Assistance, offers expat health insurance plans for groups and individuals in Switzerland. Offering a ‘one stop shop’ for expat insurance in Switzerland, the plan is one of the country’s first fully compliant international solutions. The partnership combines local and international expertise in terms of access to medical networks, claims management and helpline services. KPT is one of Switzerland’s most respected and innovative health insurance providers, while Allianz Worldwide Care (AWC) and Allianz Global Assistance are specialist brands of Allianz Worldwide Partners, one of the…
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Cirencester Friendly Income Assured Enhanced

November 2017 Cirencester Friendly: IP

Gold

Cirencester Friendly has re-launched its Income Assured Plus product with new features and a new name after member and adviser feedback. The plan is now slightly renamed Income Assured Enhanced, but still includes such features as day one cover and no loadings for occupation, smoking and hazardous pursuits. The income protection contract is available to new and existing members who will be offered the opportunity to switch onto the new terms. The key enhancements include: An own occupation definition now applies with level benefit throughout the period of claim. Guaranteed premium rates. Cover to age 70. Guaranteed Insurability options. No loadings…
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Simplyhealth Care for Life

October 2017 Simplyhealth: Other

Gold
Poll Results

Care for Life is an add on service for Simplyhealth’s corporate customers to enable their employees to get help with care. The service is aimed at working carers. The online service provides information and gives employees access to care, legal and later life finance experts. It also includes explanations, daily living tips, essential legal and financial facts, quick searches to local support services and content tailored to each employee’s care journey. Simplyhealth points out that every day, some 6,000 people take on a new caring responsibility. That equates to over two million people, and around 1 in 9 adults are…
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AXA PPP Global Healthcare iPMI

October 2017 AXA PPP healthcare: iPMI

Gold
Poll Results

AXA – Global Healthcare has enhanced its iPMI range to now include key offerings such as the International Health Plan, and Global Protect Health Plan in Hong Kong. The main changes are: Overall policy limit. This has been increased on the Standard and Prestige Plus plans. Outpatient combined limit. AXA says treatment cost varies by country, and on the Comprehensive and Prestige plans it has increased the outpatient limit. This benefit pays for diagnostic tests plus physiotherapy, and visits to a doctor. Ambulance transport. The old limit for ambulance transportation has been scrapped across all levels of cover. Following market…
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