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Royal London&#39s Bright Grey goes live

Bright Grey, the new protection provider owned by Royal London, goes live this week after 18 months of planning.

The provider is putting service at the core of its proposition, aiming to improve substantially on the generally poor levels of service available through existing providers.

Its product range includes life, critical illness, income protection, long term care and waivers and will be based on the menu system which has become standard in the protection market.

The provider is initially going live to Misys members through its Assureweb portal and next week will be taking business through the Exchange and by telephone.

Bright Grey says it is opting for a phased or managed launch because it does not want to encounter problems similar to other recent provider launches which have seen their systems unable to handle new business flows.

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In Focus — May 2015: private medical insurance market in Germany

Welcome to the latest edition of In Focus. In this issue, Jelf examines the private medical insurance market for employers with expatriate workforces in Germany. This includes the common challenges faced in sourcing appropriate coverage, along with a selection of available solutions. This will be of particular interest to HR/reward decision makers with employees based in Germany. It will assess the cultural norms, risks and backdrop that are relevant to organisations with expatriate staff in this location.

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