Insurance Post Forward Features List

Please find below full details of articles currently being written for Insurance Post. 

The following features and analysis pieces are being produced for Insurance Post in the next few weeks.

If you would like to contribute comment, information or data to the features listed below, then please contact the journalist directly by no later than the deadline stated. Telephone interviews will be given priority over written submissions.

 

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FEATURES

 

Topic: Premium finance

Writer: Scott McGee (scott.mcgee@infopro-digital.com)

Deadline: Wednesday 21 February

The Financial Conduct Authority’s Matt Brewis labelled premium finance a “poor product,” hinting at potential action in 2024 as he added the regulator has “done enough talking” about pricing practices.

  • What are the pros and cons of premium finance? 
  • What level of interest is charged to consumers for premium finance? Are some customers charged more than others?
  • Which insurers and brokers are charging the most for customers to pay monthly?
  • What action could the FCA take to address concerns about premium finance?

 

Topic: Rugby claims

Writer: Tim Evershed (mail@timevershed.co.uk)

Deadline: Thursday 22 February

Hundreds of former rugby players are involved in a case that alleges World Rugby, England’s Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union failed to put in place reasonable measures to protect their health and safety.

Legal experts have long warned of an incoming deluge of concussion claims from rugby players.

  • In the US, the NFL and NHL have already paid out major settlements to former players due to concussion injuries. Will these set precedents for rugby claims?
  • If the players are successful, will insurers be facing claims from players and authorities too?
  • How will the insurance market respond?
  • Will coverage have to change going forward?
  • Rugby has already made changes to its tackle laws. Will it have to make further changes to the way it is played and officiated?

Will concussion claims spread to other sports in the UK (football, rugby league, etc)?

 

Topic: Why non-standard home insurance is increasingly the norm

Writer: Rachel Gordon (rachelcgordon@hotmail.com)

Deadline: Thursday 22 February

Once upon a time, in a galaxy not so far away, it was mainly listed buildings or homes built with non-standard materials such as concrete that required non-standard home insurance.

Today, non-standard home insurance covers the ever growing number of abodes at risk from flooding, unoccupied buildings plus glass structures of the type you see breaking up relationships on Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs.

  • How will demand for non-standard home insurance grow in the coming years?
  • How are non-standard home insurance policies and services changing to meet customer needs?
  • Are more mainstream general insurers likely to dip their toe into offering non-standard home insurance? What is behind that move?
  • Does the increase in the number of modular homes and impact of climate change make it inevitable that more providers will offer this type of cover in the future?

 

Topic: Can motor manufacturers bridge the coverage gap?

Writer: Tom Luckham (tom.luckham@infopro-digital.com)

Deadline: Wednesday 28 February

With the launch of Jaguar Land Rover’s insurance scheme, what is pushing motor manufacturers into the insurance market?

  • Which manufacturers offer insurance schemes, and how do they operate? 
  • How many have sprung up in the last year? 
  • Are these schemes more effective than their market counterparts?
  • How many customers opt for in-house insurance schemes?

 

Topic: Evolution of supply chain

Writer: Izabela Chmielewska (izabela.chmielewska@infopro-digital.com)

Deadline: Wednesday 13 March 

In the wake of Covid-19, securing resources necessary for claim management and settlement (cars, vehicle parts, building supplies, etc) has become increasingly difficult. This article explores how insurers and brokers are evolving their supply chain strategies to address these ongoing issues. 

  • How has the use of secondary suppliers evolved in the insurance and broker market, and what are the driving forces behind this shift?
  • How are these suppliers sourced and do they have different KPIs to those on main or primary panels?
  • What are the key factors shaping supplier relationships?
  • How much of this has been driven by regulatory pressure and changes such as the introduction of Consumer Duty?

 

Topic: Digital claims from FNOL to settlement

Writer: Izabela Chmielewska (Izabela.chmielewska@infopro-digital.com)

Deadline: Wednesday 13 March

 

Claims processes are evolving. This article explores the shift towards end-to-end digital claims, where policyholders can easily file claims and manage them online, from First Notice of Loss (FNOL) to settlement.

  • What are the biggest challenges in achieving a seamless end-to-end digital claims experience?
  • How can insurers, brokers, and suppliers better collaborate to optimise communication and data capture throughout the digital claims process?
  • How do you determine the appropriate mix of online and offline touchpoints throughout the claims journey to cater to diverse customer needs and preferences?
  • How do you envision the future of digital claims in terms of technology, collaboration, and customer experience?

 

Insurance Post Power List is back!

Insurance Post’s Power List will reveal the movers and shakers in the industry in 2024. 

To help us produce this celebration of those shaping the future of insurance we are looking for you to: 

  • submit a brief biography of your CEO or industry leader.
  • share no more than four bullet points of their EDI and ESG achievements in 2023.
  • share their most popular social media handle as well as their number of followers.
  • send us a selection of up-to-date photos of the individual.

Please send this information across to emma.hughes@infopro-digital.com with “Power List” in the subject line of your email by Friday 23 February 2024.

The information you send across, plus our own research, will be used to rank the industry’s leaders as well as produce an analysis and podcast on how power and influence is changing in the sector and society generally.

Whether the leader has made the Insurance Post Power List will then be revealed at the British Insurance Brokers Association conference on 15 May.

 

Insurance Post’s Best Insurance Employers are back! 

Insurance Post’s Best Insurance Employers research returns in 2024 seeking the views of staff in broking, managing general agent and insurer firms to find out which organisations really go the extra mile for their people.

The survey only takes a matter of minutes to fill in with the top rated businesses picking up a prize at the British Insurance Awards. Click here to complete the survey.

If you think your business is the best in the UK, then get your colleagues to fill in our survey before 22 March and look out for the full ranking in 2024 and for the winner to be announced at the Royal Albert Hall on the 3 July. 

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Dear PR friends,
Following some requests received by Insurance Post’s freelancers and in-house journalists, we’d like to clarify a few points regarding quotations.

  • We prefer you to trust us and not ask to check the quotations. Interviews are recorded; the points made by the spokesperson will be reported faithfully.
  • For features, if you need to get the quotes approved, let us know in advance and get them signed off well within deadline. You’ll be able to see your spokesperson’s quotes, not the whole article.
  • In some cases (technical points, figures, dates, unusual spellings), we’re happy for you to check we didn’t make mistakes.
  • Only factual mistakes will be amended.
  • We have a style guide and we’ll stick to it.

If you find these rules unreasonable, you may opt out of contributing comments. But we hope to continue working with you in a constructive and trusting atmosphere.

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