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Aegon paid 93 per cent of IP claims in 2008

Aegon Scottish Equitable paid 93 per cent of its income protection claims in 2008, representing a 12 per cent increase on 2007.

Of the paid claims, most common reasons to claim were back problems, accidents and mental health issues.

The 7 per cent of declined claims were due to non-disclosure.

Aegon Scottish Equitable claims manager Helen Morris says: “We can see a number of trends in our figures and the results show an increase in claims for stress and depression. It could be that this increase is linked to the current financial climate.”

Aegon has now launched a new website to help advisers understanding claims.

Morris says: “This new website features all the tools and information an adviser needs to help their clients understand the claims process and how to avoid non-disclosure occurring, as well as testimonials from claimants and some valuable case studies.”


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White paper — Dubai International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits discusses the legislative changes in Dubai, available medical facilities and policy considerations for employers with expatriate workforces in the country. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors, compensation and benefits specialists and mobility managers who have employee populations in Dubai, or are considering operating there in the near future.


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