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Adviser entry process now open for the 21st HI&P Awards

New categories among some important changes to the industry event of the year


This year sees the Health Insurance & Protection Awards turn 21 – that’s right, the industry event of the year has been entertaining the great and the good of the sector and rewarding provider and intermediary excellence for 21 years – and the entry process for this year’s adviser categories is now open. All the details are available here.

We’re proud to turn 21 – and we’re grateful for the enthusiastic and committed ongoing support of the industry.

But we appreciate that we can’t rest on our laurels and so we are making some important changes to this year’s event, in response to feedback from across the industry.

As usual, the Health Insurance & Protection Awards will recognise excellence across the provider and intermediary sectors and culminate in that glittering black tie gala dinner in London, with this year’s event taking place on 17th October.

A number of categories in the Intermediary Awards – and some of the actual category names themselves – have been changed to reflect the consultancy-led approach taken by more advisers in the field more accurately.

The new categories for this year are Best Adviser for Mental Health Strategy & Support, Best Adviser Sales & Retention Team and Best Adviser for Customer Service.

The other categories are:

Best Adviser for Workplace Wellbeing

Best Adviser for Individual International Clients

Best Adviser for Corporate International Clients

Best Adviser for High Net Worth Individuals

Best Adviser for Individual Healthcare

Best Adviser for Group Healthcare

Best Adviser for Individual Protection

Best Adviser for Group Protection

Business Innovation Award

Rising Star Adviser

Adviser of the Year

All the details of the categories and how you can enter are available here.

In the meantime, insurers across the sector will be hoping they’ve done enough to impress their intermediary partners over the past year to secure a highly-prized accolade in the Provider Awards – and this year we’re asking intermediary readers of Health Insurance & Protection Daily to choose not just their preferred provider, but their top three in each category, ranking them 1, 2 or 3. You can cast your vote here.

We’re making that change in response to industry feedback and in consultation with research specialists at our parent Informa, the multinational events and publishing company and data provider. We agree that the increased granularity of this process will deliver an even more accurate reflection of intermediary sentiment. The process will also take those who vote a similar amount of time as in years gone by – in other words, minutes!

Financial advisers and employee benefit consultants across the UK who deal in health and protection insurance are eligible to vote. Plus, there is a £250 Amazon gift voucher up for grabs in a prize draw that we are running as a thank you for taking the time to vote. Voting takes just a few minutes and can be done online here.

Intermediaries based overseas are not eligible to vote in the majority of categories but can have their say on international private medical insurance if they deal in that particular sector.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to vote – it’s important that you have your say to ensure that the providers who do a good job for you and your clients get the recognition they deserve.

Also, don’t forget that we are looking at nominations for this year’s Outstanding Contribution Award – please email with any nominations.

Finally, we’re shaking up the entertainment for the evening to make the night itself even more memorable – but you’ll have to wait to find out more about that.

The 21st Health Insurance & Protection Awards ceremony takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane on the 17th October 2019.

All the details about the Awards are available on the dedicated website here.

For sponsorship enquiries and information on how you can host a table or attend, please email or