Decided by the IPTF judges – Roy McLoughlin, Jo Miller, Kevin Carr, Richard Walsh and Neil McCarthy – COVER editor Adam Saville picked up the award at a drinks reception in The City of London on Thursday, November 21.
Other nominations included Legal & General for its development of rental protection, Drewberry’s Rob Harvey, LV=’s Justin Harper, referred to as “Mr IP” by McLoughlin, and Johnny Timpson for his work as DWP insurance champion for disabled people and as access to insurance workstream lead.
“It’s an absolute honour for COVER to be recognised by an organisation as integral to the industry as the IPTF, which does fantastic work to raise the profile and improve the standards of what is such a vital product,” said Saville.
“With mental health serving as one of the most common reasons for an IP claim and with offerings continuously evolving to become more than just a financial protection product, I personally share the IPTF’s goal in encouraging advisers to bring up IP as part of protection conversations, especially with younger clients who may be renting or under-insured while working.”
The Income Protection Task Force was formed to promote awareness of income protection among all parts of the life and health insurance industry and consumers.
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