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Protection News - 2015.

December 2015

2015 at a Glance
2015 has been another busy year and we’d like to thank you for your continued support this year, we appreciate your business.  

Our latest statement regarding our use of SARs for the acquisition of medical information.
Legal & General continues to establish its alternative process for obtaining access to medical information under the Access to Medical Reports Act.  

Helping you pay even more claims
Following on from our changes in September we’ve made further enhancements to OLP Connect and our application process.  

November 2015

Parents are underestimating the cost of raising a child
Our 2015 Value of a Parent research looks at the costs involved in raising children.  

Business Quality - News Early Warning System (EWS) Guide
In the last five years 1,990 clients have claimed a total of £125.3m for policies that were reinstated as a direct result of our innovative EWS system.  

October 2015

Raising awareness of breast cancer
Breast cancer is a major health issue in Britain. According to the NHS, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK.  

September 2015

Is the cost of raising a child more expensive than people think?
With children going back to school this week, parents would have no doubt felt the pinch over the summer spending on days out and activities to keep the kids occupied.  

Our latest statement regarding the ICO and our use of Subject Access Requests
Following our statement of 25 August 2015 the ICO has asked us to clarify the position.  

Improving Claims Outcomes
We’ve made numerous enhancements to OLP Connect, which improve the application journey for you and your clients.  

The Legal & General Business Quality Awards 2015/16
To celebrate ​the 5th anniversary of our Business Quality Awards, we’ve added a new category for the 2015/16 Awards called Outstanding Customer Outcome.  

August 2015

Are mortgage advisers missing a trick on business protection?
Mortgage brokers have a great opportunity to offer business protection to company directors – but the market remains untapped by many advisers.  

UPDATE - Medical Evidence and Subject Access Requests
Last week we attended a meeting with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regarding our use of Subject Access Requests (SARs) under the Data Protection Act.  

Asset TV Award Win - Most watched Akademia video
We’re delighted to announce that our ‘Protecting Business Ownership’ video won the ‘Most watched Akademia video’ at the Asset TV Awards 2015.  

July 2015

Top personal accolade for Steve Bryan
Steve Bryan, Director, Intermediary, picked up the Business Leader Award for the Protection or General Insurance category at the British Mortgage Awards.  

New Second Medical Opinion Service
As part of our on-going commitment to your clients and improving our claims service, we’re pleased to announce the launch of our new Second Medical Opinion service.  

Medical Evidence and Subject Access Requests
You may be aware that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently wrote to the Association of British Insurers (ABI) regarding insurers’ use of Subject Access Requests (SARs)  

June 2015

Priority Protection Price Beater
We’ll beat the standard premium offered by a competitor on a like-for-like product for your high sum assured protection business.  

Faster, Easier and more secure...From Start to Finish
OLP Connect now allows electronic capture of client medical consent to obtain medical records as part of the application process.  

Can you put a value of being a father?
Dad’s often work extremely hard bringing up children, cleaning and carrying out other household tasks, but the monetary value of these day-to-day duties can be taken for granted.  

May 2015

We paid even more individual protection claims in 2014
In 2014 we paid out £520 million in individual protection claims.  

April 2015

Female business owners least likely to have business protection in place
Our latest business protection research has shown female owned business are less likely to have protection.  

Mental health is an issue that concerns us all
A quarter of the UK population will experience some sort of mental health problems during the course of a year.  

March 2015

We paid out £4.5million in prostate cancer claims in 2014
We paid out £4.5 million to men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014, equating to nearly a fifth (17%) of all cancer claims paid to men by them last year.  

Over 80% Point of Sale Decisions with OLP Connect
Our online protection quote and application system, OLP Connect, gives you the ability to quote, apply and manage all your protection cases on one user-friendly system.  

February 2015

60% of Critical Illness claims in 2014 were due to Cancer
In support of World Cancer Day on 4th February we’ve just released some of our 2014 CIC claims statistics.  

January 2015

One of the UK's leading Relevant Life Plans just got even better
You can now apply online for Relevant Life Plan (RLP) for your clients using OLP connect.  

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