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Improving lives with Income Protection

16 January 2017 09:00 (registration from 08:30) - 12:45

ABI, 8th Floor, One America Square, 17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB

Responding to the Government’s Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

What role can insurers play in helping Government to support those with disabilities and long term health conditions to remain in fulfilling employment? This ABI event will explore the way in which barriers to improving the take-up of Income Protection could be addressed, following recognition of the role it can play in the ‘Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’, published in October.

The Green Paper, drafted by the Government's Work and Health Unit, included a recommendation to “encourage better provision by the insurance industry, and take-up by employers, of Income Protection insurance” in order to help employers to support staff with long term health conditions and disabilities, and to reduce the disability employment gap. The question of how Government can best help the industry increase take up now needs to be answered – from questions of how to raise employer awareness of the need to looking at how access of Group Income Protection (GIP) can be expanded to those employers that would benefit most.

A range of sessions and speakers, from across the industry and policy arena, will consider the key questions of how to use the opportunity to improve take-up of Income Protection ahead of the Green Paper consultation close on 17 February 2017.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Charlotte Spencer, Joint Head of Work & Health Policy, the Government's Work & Health Unit
  • Russell Higginbotham, Head of Life & Health Reinsurance Products, Swiss Re
  • Steve Bridger, Managing Director of Group Protection, Aviva
  • Glenn Thomson, Customer Solutions Director, Unum
  • Nick Homer, Propositions Manager - Corporate Risk, Zurich
  • Justin Harper, Head of Intermediary Marketing, LV=
  • Roy McLoughlin, Financial Planner, Master Advisor
  • Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute


Come join the debate!


Members Price: Free

Associate members Price: Free

Non-members Price: £99.00 + VAT

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