For this episode we are absolutely thrilled this week to be joined by our first guest, Mike Adams OBE. Mike is an incredible speaker and advocate for improving access to products and services, for people with disabilities. Mike’s organisation Purple have gained significant attention in recent years with Purple Tuesday, a day where all organisations.. read more →

During COVID-19 Insurers postponing applications and stopping medical screenings is preventing clients from getting cover. Read the full article here. read more →

*** Disclaimer: In this episode we are going to be talking about mental health conditions and in particular suicidal thoughts and attempts. Please be aware that some people may find some of the content upsetting.*** Hi Everyone, We had a really insightful time at last week’s Cover Mental Health conference. It was great to hear.. read more →

In this episode we are focusing on rare diseases (or conditions as Kathryn prefers, she doesn’t like being thought of as diseased!) and what you need to know, if you have this condition and want insurance. read more →

In my last corporate role I went from never having had anyone “reporting to me” to having a team of twenty people overnight. I was the second youngest person in the team and the usual imposter syndrome that any rational human being would experience existed, but I was mainly concerned about presenting my true self.. read more →

Protection Review and Alea Risk survey analysis Back in the summer, I worked with Protection Review to seek views from advisers, intermediaries, distributors, insurers, reinsurers and the public on their current thoughts on the subject. We had responses from over 200 professionals at insurers, reinsurers and advisers and surveyed over 2,000 members of the public… read more →

“Improving consumer access to insurance, particularly travel and protection insurance has been a growing issue for a couple of years” Over the past twelve months I’ve been delighted to lead the Access to Insurance underwriting workstream and I’ll be sharing more of the fascinating discussions and amazing done by the group in the coming months… read more →

Following articles in The Guardian newspaper on limitations to access to insurance for those who have had a history of mental health issues I wrote this piece for Cover.  In it I give a background to the current process and my thoughts on some ways that things could be differently in the future.  Have a.. read more →

I’ve just returned from a hot, hectic and happy three days at Disneyland Paris with my wonderful family (the A, L and E to my A in Alea). Having survived 37 years without going near a Disney park the combined persuasive forces of my wife and 3 year old son won me over to give.. read more →

Many people have been perplexed by the amount of musicians and other celebrities that have died this year. As an underwriter I’m wondering if we need to think about adding “celebrity” to oil rig workers, scaffolders and bomb disposal experts in our hazardous occupations question. This increased reporting of death is interesting to observe from.. read more →