Arise, my apprentice »
With the recent government initiatives encouraging businesses to
take on apprentices, there has been a surge in activity. Here,
The Journal sums up the news on some of the schemes
available in the general insurance market.
Bringing professionalism in sight »
The drive for professionalism can often be theoretical rather
than tangible but at Axa Amanda Blanc says they are striving hard
to make it a reality.
A changing environment »
The International Underwriting Association has identified some
key changes to the insurance environment globally in its latest
market research, as The Journal explores.
Ageing world poses new risks »
A new report from Swiss Re suggests people across the world are
woefully unprepared for the costs of long-term care in old age.
However, the report also suggests private insurance is among the
Is stress the elephant in the boardroom? »
The CII Underwriting Faculty New Generation Group 2014 has spent
the past year looking at the issue of stress and their new paper
calls for the insurance industry to take action, as Jennifer Brough
Model Behaviour »
Modelling highly uncertain risks such as space weather is a
complex process that still leaves a degree of material uncertainty.
But, writes Trevor Maynard, it is better to try than to merely hope
for the best.
The Financial Ombudsman Service and general insurance »
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) provides a cost-effective
and informal means of resolving financial services disputes,
including those relating to general insurance. It can consider
disputes between the insurer and the policyholder or between an
intermediary and client, investigating complaints against regulated
firms from consumers and small businesses and awarding compensation
of up to £150,000 in any case.
Insurance contract law reform »
David Hertzell, outgoing Law Commissioner for England and Wales
on commercial law, talks about the Law Commission's reform
of insurance contract law in this half hour continuing
professional development video recorded for the CII faculties. The
Bill mainly reforms the Marine Insurance Act 1906 but it also
impliments the 2010 Third Party Rights Against Insurers
Legal developments in claims December 2014 »
The latest update from the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) on
recent legal developments produced for the Claims Faculty.
Flood Re update December 2014 »
Brendan McCafferty, chief executive officer of Flood Re provided
an update on progress of the move designed to ensure
affordable flood cover for the vast majority of UK personal lines
customers at the CII Faculties Regional Market Forum in Belfast on
11 December. The session was recorded as an audio file. Following
the presentation the Government has confirmed the deal - full