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Johnny Timpson's Blog

Regular insights on all things protection from our Technical and Industry Affairs Manager, Johnny Timpson.

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2019

THE DATES THAT MATTER IN 2019


Our interactive calendar highlights notable dates and events that can act as valuable talking points in conversations with clients.

April 2019

CLAIMS: IT’S THE PEOPLE NOT THE NUMBERS THAT MATTER


Scott Cadger says we should focus on the people, not the numbers when talking about claims.

March 2019

A DISCUSSION ON DIVERSITY


Gill Sephton, Head of Protection Distribution and Amanda Kerr, Head of Protection Proposition, discuss the importance of diversity in the protection industry.

March 2019

FOCUSING ON THE THINGS THAT MATTER


Gary Burchett, Protection Director, talks about what we’re doing to help make the protection journey as simple and efficient as possible for you and your clients.

December 2018

A LOOK BACK AT 2018


It has been a year of reflection and change explains Johnny Timpson in his review of 2018.

October 2018

THE CONVERSATION GAP


Could the protection gap be partly due to the conversation gap? Helen Dick, Senior Manager Underwriting and Claims Strategy, explores why it’s good to talk.

September 2018

PROTECTION BEYOND THE NUMBERS


Scott Cadger explores protection beyond the numbers, suggesting it’s time to have a conversation about wellbeing.

August 2018

THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF CRITICAL ILLNESS COVER


Johnny Timpson reflects on the dramatic impact of medical advances on financial resilience and protection needs.

July 2018

FROM THE HEART


Gary Burchett, Protection Director at Scottish Widows, on heart disease and the 35th anniversary of critical illness cover

July 2018

UNDERWRITING – RISK SELECTION NOT AVOIDANCE


An introduction to protection insurance underwriting history and current practice.

July 2018

THE NHS AT 70 AND CRITICAL ILLNESS COVER AT 35


This summer marks anniversaries for the NHS, and critical illness cover. Johnny Timpson explores how they can both bring financial challenges.

June 2018

JOHNNY DO GOOD


Johnny Timpson talks to CII The Journal about his lifelong interest in insurance, and his passion for helping improve insurance access and outcomes

June 2018

STROKE AWARENESS, AN OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT THE NEED FOR A PLAN B


Scott Cadger examines the importance of having a financial safety net in place

April 2018

FOR BETTER OR WORSE, RICHER OR POORER


Johnny Timpson focuses on bereavement benefits and cohabiting inequalities.

April 2018

GETTING TO THE HEART OF CRITICAL ILLNESS COVER - A PROMISE FULFILLED


Add to your CPD by watching 2 films that bring the story behind the creation of Critical Illness Cover to life.

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