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IFAs just what the doctor ordered

IFAs are as essential as a doctor or a nurse, claims leading protection provider Swiss Life in its latest ad campaign.

It says independent advice is critical to the provision of protection insurance in its Hero campaign promoting critical-illness cover.

The market-leading provider of group critical-illness cover is targeting 160,000 human resources and employer decision-makers through the campaign promoting IFAs in the protection arena.

Swiss Life has also enhanced its group CI plan, including maximum free cover increased to £250,000 from £150,000 for 100 or more lives, maximum benefit increased to £1m from £500,000 for non-flexible benefit schemes, a dependant&#39s cover option and improved children&#39s benefits to £25,000 from £20,000 or 25 per cent of the member&#39s benefit, whichever is less.

Director of employee benefits Graham Clark says: “We are constantly looking at ways in which we can offer genuine added value to our products.”

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