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Revolution Not Evolution: AE for GIP

In a landmark series exclusive to Actuarial Post, Canada Life’s Paul Avis sits down with Editor Ellie Burns to put forward his ground-breaking argument on automatic enrolment for GIP. In the first of three Q&A’s, Paul highlights why AE for GIP is so urgently needed for the market, individual and employer and why it should be regarded as the priority benefit.

EB: Paul, why are you bringing this subject, Automatic Enrolment for Group Income Protection, to the attention of theindustry?

PA: I believe that unless we see a dramaticchange in this market place, and I amtalking revolution not evolution, then the market will continue to stagnate. We need to start this revolution by putting anautomatic enrolment style income protection product on everyone’s agenda. The DWP has said that it is open to discussion on what our industry can offerin terms of Group Income Protection, and it is vital that we pick up this mantle andmove the discussion and debate forward. This will, however, be much more farreaching than purely a product discussionand will address the very core of the benefits world, how we manage UK-wide disability and the clear historical propensity towards pensions that we have.

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Ever wondered how long Batman might live?

Name: Bruce Wayne
Age: 40
Occupation: Industrialist, Philanthropist, Superhero
Base of operation: Gotham city
Marital status: Single
Height: 6ft 2ins
Weight: 210 pounds
IQ: Thought to be in excess of 192 (Genius)
Personal wealth: Thought to around $6.8 billion
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

Other background info

An excellent tactician and strategist who is able to keep many steps ahead of his opponents. Accomplished gymnast and acrobatic and a master of many martial arts.

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Life in the freezer?

By Tim Gosden, Head of Annuities, Legal & General

A couple of years ago I was asked to look into ‘Cryonics’ and the possible implications for our annuity business. At the time it was something I knew very little about but having delved into it, I found it was a truly fascinating strand of science. So in this month’s article I thought it would be good to see what developments have occurred since then and how much closer we are in our attempt at immortality... and why even Simon Cowell has signed up for it!

Cryogenics or Cryonics?

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