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5 Reasons To Buy Insurance Through A Protection Intermediary

In Individual, Insurance, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

If you were suddenly unable to work due to an illness or injury, how would you pay your bills and put food on the table? How about if you passed away? Would your family be able to survive the financial fallout associated with losing your income and paying for your funeral? While the above are “what-if” scenarios, they are still …

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Diabetics More Than 10x More Likely To Die From Alcoholism, Suicide, Study Finds

In Family, Industry News, Insurance by Paul Howell

While the physical health problems associated with diabetes – such as an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer and kidney disorders – are well understood and publicised, the psychological impact is often neglected. But now a new study has uncovered some startling findings, which will hopefully see the mental implications of living with diabetes get more attention going forward. …

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Debunking 6 Common Cancer Myths & Misconceptions

In Family, Individual, Industry News, Insurance by Paul Howell

The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has just released a new report and it makes for pretty grim reading. That’s because said report predicts there will be 18.1 million new cancer cases and 9.6 million people will lose their lives to the disease this year. Furthermore, by the end of the century, cancer will be the …

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Cost Is The Main Barrier For Consumers Buying Protection

In Individual, Industry News, Insurance, Protection by Stephen Ellis

When it comes to protection insurance, the number one reason why people in the UK do not take out cover is that they believe it will cost them too much. That’s one of the key findings from Royal London’s latest State of the Protection Nation report. But can you really put a price on your health and financial security? According …

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Number of Working Age People Living with Cancer Has Surged

In Family, Industry News, Insurance by PCH Staff

The number of working age people in the UK who are living with cancer increased by almost 10% between 2010 and 2015, figures from a leading cancer charity suggest. According to Macmillan Cancer Support, there were around 80,000 more people aged 16 to 65 living with cancer in 2015 than in 2010, with the overall number estimated at 890,000. In …

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Employers Have the Ability to Boost Productivity & Reduce Absence Rates Through Benefits and Wellbeing Initiatives

In Industry News, Insurance by PCH Staff

Two separate studies have highlighted how employers can potentially boost productivity and reduce absence rates through benefits and health and wellbeing initiatives. The first study by Canada Life Group Insurance found that a quarter of the 1,000 employees surveyed believe that helpful employee benefits and perks would have a significant positive impact on their productivity at work. In fact, only …

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Little Evidence to Suggest National Cancer Strategies Improve Short-term Survival Rates

In Family, Industry News, Insurance by PCH Staff

Despite the fact national cancer strategies have been in place since 2000, there is “little evidence” to suggest that short-term survival rates in England have improved. That’s one of the key messages to come out of new research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The NHS Cancer Plan, which was implemented in 2000, is designed to …

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A Third of Workers Think Employers Should Offer Financial Incentives for Keeping Healthy

In Industry News, Insurance by PCH Staff

A third of UK employees believe their employer should reward them financially for keeping healthy, a new global study has revealed. For its 2017-2018 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, Willis Towers Watson polled 31,000 employees across 22 markets, including almost 3,000 employees working for medium- and large-sized private sector organisations in the UK. The survey found that 33% of UK respondents …