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End of the road(map) for COVID restrictions

In a pandemic with people falling ill and dying, it was crucial that as a protection insurer we continued to offer cover to as many people as possible, while balancing the increased medical risks and practical challenges of getting underwriting evidence.

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Covid’s other victims: preparing for the surge in critical illness claims

Covid-19 has caused so much change and loss, and now we’re seeing early signs of the wider impact this pandemic’s created. There’s a collective belief across the industry that a spike in critical illness (CI) claims is inevitable.

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Catching up with Kat Darry, All Blacks nutritionist

We caught up with Kat Darry, the All Blacks’ nutritionist, to quiz her on her top tips for ‘food that makes you feel good.’

Underwriting blogs

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.

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

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Lockdown: walking, wine and expert advice

Support with healthy eating and fitness goals have been available since AIG launched Smart Health nearly a year ago. Why talk about them now? I don’t foresee things changing any time soon, which means it has become imperative that I maintain some kind of fitness regime.

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.

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.

Support blogs

Things to consider before the new tax year

We know attentions are being drawn to helping your clients maximise their available tax allowances and exemptions. Read on for some planning suggestions to consider for 2020/21.

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...

What are capitalisation factors

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

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%...

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...

Group Protection

Why buy Group Income Protection

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

A guide to trusts: registered vs. excepted

Our quick guide is designed to help you navigate the world of trusts, so that you can advise your clients on the best option for them.

Sponsorship blogs

This is for them: going back to the grassroots

Just like us at AIG, New Zealand Rugby believe that we are at our best when we are thinking of others. When they step on to the pitch, they’re leaving a legacy - just like protection products.

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The best things we do in life, we do for others

The All Blacks stand for so much more than themselves and live and breathe a philosophy of selflessness. That’s why they’re the ideal voices to share the AIG Life story.

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An afternoon with bereaved children and an All Blacks legend

It was our gift to host an unforgettable experience for beneficiaries of children’s bereavement charity, Winston’s Wish. The children, who've lost parents or siblings, enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience.

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Preparing to Succeed - 3 Top Tips

Three All Black Sevens players, Scott Curry, Bailey Simonssen and Tone Ng Shiu, gave us the inside scoop on how the All Blacks prepare to perform at their best and stay ahead of the competition.