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Sun Life profits soar by 115%

Sun Life boosted profits last year by 115 per cent to £289.9m from £134.87m in 1996. The figures include profits from Axa Equity & Law following the two companies&#39 £690m merger last July.

Sun Life expects cost savings following the merger to increase to about £40m a year from the original estimate of £25m.

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Healthcare predictions for 2015 from Jelf Employee Benefits

The continuing fall-out from the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) review, the rise of the private GP and digital engagement will be the primary focuses in the private healthcare industry during 2015, according to Iain Laws, managing director, healthcare and group risk, at Jelf Employee Benefits.

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