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ABI looking to change definition of heart attacks

A broader definition of heart attacks may lead to more people being accepted for critical illness cover under new proposals from the ABI.

The trade body is consulting its members to see if they want to expand the definition of cardiac arrest to take account of new tests being used by the medical profession.

If accepted this mean people, who at the moment are being denied cover, will be able to get CI protection more easily.

The ABI is asking its members if now is the correct time to change the definition and if it is what the new wording should be.


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PMI firms reject claim of no place in NHS reform

Private medical insurers have waded into the debate over healthcare funding, rejecting Chancellor Gordon Brown&#39s claim that there is no role for insurers in NHS reform.Insurers are disappointed by the apparent conclusions reached by the Treasury-commissioned report, Securing our Future Health, Taking a Long-Term View, that increased taxation is the best way to pay for […]

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GAM grows a long Eastern hedge

Global Asset Management is heading East with its Asian hedge fund. Based in Hong Kong and domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, this is an offshore hedge fund aimed at the sophisticated investor looking for some exposure to the Asian market. It will aim to outperform the MSCI all countries Asia Pacific excluding Japan fund. […]


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