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New GP on the block

Here at AIG Life, we genuinely want to make a difference and help ease the burden on both the NHS and your clients. This is why we sourced the right service that resolves many of the issues brought to light in our research.

Raising the bar on value added services - AIG gets smart

How do we meet or even exceed the expectations of a customer who could have cover with us for 40 years or more? We challenged ourselves to build a proposition that puts the customer in charge of managing their health – whatever their stage in life. Enter Smart Health - more than just an add-on.

There's no one size fits all underwriting

Simple underwriting is a hot topic. Various propositions have been brought to market in the last year with shorter, faster or streamlined underwriting.

Underwriting blogs

Let’s talk about ‘embarrassing symptoms’

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK and accounted for 3% of AIG Life’s critical illness claims last year. Every 30 minutes someone dies from it but it’s largely curable if caught in early stages.

Changing the way we underwrite

We’ve made two significant changes to our underwriting philosophy to make buying insurance even easier...

HIV: Huge advances bring insurance opportunities

The perception, understanding and treatment of HIV has taken huge leaps...

Motor Neurone Disease: An Underwriter’s Perspective

Professor Hawking suffered from MND but may know little else about it. We want to shed some light on...

Opening up more access to insurance

Offering insurance to as many people as possible has always been at the forefront of what we do...

PODCAST: Underwriting simpler protection

Our Head of Underwriting and Claims Strategy, Debbie Bolton discusses underwriting...

Revolutionising Financial Underwriting

AIG Life is continuously streamlining processes to help you get your clients the protection they need...

Setting the pace for medical advancements

They are the size of a matchbox, and saves the lives of 25,000 people a year...

Behind the scenes: Meet our underwriters

Underwriting is fundamental in both the customer experience and in the profitability of life business...

What is actively at work?

We explain in a little more detail what we mean by actively at work and why it’s so important...

The deadliest killer you’ve never heard of

Sepsis is a huge, catastrophic overreaction of your immune system when fighting an infection...

Simple underwriting for raised blood pressure

We’re making it simpler for people with raised blood pressure to get life insurance...

Product blogs

PODCAST: Protection for a whole new group

We sat down with Lee Lovett, Managing Director - Group Protection and Chris Morgan, Head of Group Protection Distribution to hear their thoughts on AIG now offering group risk products.

Bridging the Gap: Income Protection & Diabetes

We want to make it easier for people with chronic medical conditions to get the insurance they need...

Critical illness recovery time - why don’t we talk about it?

It's unlikely that customers will know how long it can take to recover from a serious medical condition...

Lifestyle shouldn’t stop your clients getting protection

The time-poor lifestyles of people in today’s society is impacting on many aspects of their life...

Why buy Group Income Protection

We take a look at the benefits employers will see when they invest in group income protection...

Introducing renewable term for business protection

We're always looking for ways to make the application journey as simple as possible...

Support blogs

Income Protection: Top 5 Myths

AIG can help you explain to your clients why income protection is easy to apply for and accessible to many...

An afternoon with bereaved children

Bereaved children and a rugby-playing legend is an unusual pairing, and not one I expected to...

Our pledge is to go beyond the claim

Our aim is to support your clients through difficult times, be it death, diagnosis of serious illness, or...

3 top tips from the All Blacks Sevens

We were proud to host the much anticipated All Blacks Rugby Sevens breakfast meeting at...

Mental health and insurance - It’s time to talk

For the first time, as a nation, we’re finding it easier to talk, to get help and to educate ourselves about mental illness.

How to support a child in time of grief

More than 100 children are bereaved of a parent every day in the UK...

What are capitalisation factors

We explain how we use capitalisation factors for death in service pensions...

Excepted vs. registered policies

We look at the differences between excepted group life and registered group life...

End of tax year protection considerations

As the end of the tax year approaches, many financial advisers’ attentions will understandably be drawn to maximising available contributions and tax reliefs...

New solutions to cover inheritance tax liabilities

As the nation’s wealth grows, so do the Government’s inheritance tax (IHT) receipts. In the 2018-19 tax year a record £5.4bn was paid, an increase of 3.1%...

Group Protection

PODCAST: Protection for a whole new group

We sat down with Lee Lovett, Managing Director - Group Protection and Chris Morgan, Head of Group Protection Distribution to hear their thoughts on AIG now offering group risk products.

Why buy Group Income Protection

We take a look at the benefits employers will see when they invest in group income protection...

How to support a child in time of grief

More than 100 children are bereaved of a parent every day in the UK...