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Turning life insurance on its head


A unique insurance policy aimed at allowing people to fulfil their dreams in the unfortunate event that they are diagnosed with a terminal illness or a life-changing injury/illness has been launched by Resurety Ltd. The policy is called the Bucket List Plan.

The policy differs from critical illness and life policies as it pays out a benefit that allows recipients to fulfil their life’s dreams, known as a bucket list. This is all achieved through a personalised concierge service that assists beneficiaries to make the arrangements and pay for their bucket list adventures. The plan even covers the cost of a friend or partner to accompany them.

The purpose of the Bucket List Plan is to provide the funds and the means to enable the plan recipient to pursue and do all the things they want to do – at the time when it matters the most.

Official figures show that there are over 11 million people with a limiting long-term illness, impairment or disability. The majority of disabled people acquire their disability later in life and many of these might have qualified for the plan.

David Abingdon, Managing Director of Resurety Ltd.

The plan has been created by David Abingdon, Managing Director of Resurety Ltd.

David said: “The Bucket List Plan is a totally new and innovative insurance product that turns life insurance on its head. Instead of paying when people die, this policy is designed to pay while people are still alive.

“Statistics show that around 75% of people that die are aware that they are going to die within the next year or so.

“Our plan would enable people to experience some of the things that they had always wanted to do.

“The money from the claim pay-out is used to pay a lump sum to the insured and the balance to our contracted concierge. They will organise whatever arrangements are necessary to meet the bucket list dreams and aspirations of the insured.

“If at the time of claim the insured person can’t or no longer wishes to take the bucket list benefits then the entire policy pay-out is given to them.

“Furthermore, should the insured die before a claim is made then the policy reverts to a traditional life policy and is paid out.”

The Bucket List Plan pays out on one of three events:

1. If the insured is diagnosed with a terminal illness and the prospect is that they will die within 12 months.

2. If the insured suffers a life changing serious illness or injury that prevents them from carrying certain day to day functions or from working in their own or similar occupation

3. If they die

The Bucket List Plan offers two levels of cover:

The Standard Plan

This is the lower cost option and provides a wide and varied bucket list of experiences. There are also several other essential benefits including the ability to take someone else who can share the bucket list experiences. Additionally, there is also a generous lump sum and daily cash allowance during travel.

The Elite Plan

This offers all of the benefits of the Standard Plan but provides a larger pot of money which can enable the insured to take business class flights and experience 5-star hotel accommodation. There is also a higher lump sum benefit.

According to Marie Curie – ‘Changing the conversation’ (April 2015), 571,700 people died in 2014. Most of them would have been living with a terminal illness. Latest figures show 616,014 people dying in 2018. This is increasing annually.

There are over 11 million people with a limiting long-term illness, impairment or disability. www.gov.uk.

The majority of disabled people acquire their disability later in life. www.dlf.org.uk

David Abingdon has been in the insurance industry since 1983 when he joined National Mutual in Melbourne Australia. Extending his skills into insurance and financial product development he created several new and innovative products in both the life and pensions/superannuation markets. Returning to the UK in 1992, he worked in medical insurance field sales before entering in a joint venture arrangement with a large health insurer to build a direct marketing division. In 1997 he founded Insurety PLC (recently known as April UK). Over the next five years he led the company, with its subsidiary, Capital Healthcare into new markets and success.

Over the last few years David has worked as a consultant working in a wide range of business sectors.

For further information and comment please contact:
David Abingdon
T: 07860 433328/02034758011
E: david.a@resurety.co.uk
www.thebucketlistplan.com

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Chic NYC announces that South Florida location will donate hundreds of handmade mask, along with turning its design studio into a Drop Off Station for goods and supplies


Miami, Florida – Chic NYC, a runway fashion company that has been featured at Fashion Week since 2015 has decided to turn its Miami Design Studio into a drop off station for shelf life food, goods, cleaning supplies and financial donations. The fastest growing fashion house has been the one New York City fashion brand to remain open during the quarantine, even hiring during the devastating time. “Now is the time to give back” says CEO Oz Avcioglu. “We have worked with federal and local authority to keep our New York operations open, but our South Florida team has picked up a majority of the work that our team in New York has not been able to accomplish. We feel that South Florida has became our home through the pandemic and we are looking forward to giving back to the tri-county area. We will be handmaking mask to drop off to hospitals, responders, grocery stores and other front line workers, along with turning our Miami Design Studio into a drop off station for the community to drop off canned goods, shelf life food, financial donations and cleaning supplies. From there, 100% of the donations will go to front line workers and families in need.” Says Oz.

For anyone who wishes to donate, all goods can be dropped off Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 5 PM at 20855 NE 16th Ave. Ste C19, Miami, Florida 33179.

In addition to accepting donations, CHIC NYC has also created a link on its website where anyone who needs assistance during the pandemic can apply for help. They are reviewing all applications on a first come first serve basis. Please visit www.chicnycrunway.com

Chic NYC is a fashion powerhouse that was featured at New York Fashion Week in 2015. Since then, the brand has became the fastest growing e-commerce and retail boutique, winning 8 awards. With offices and retail stores now worldwide, the CHIC NYC Runway Fashion Label calls Miami, Florida home to its design studio where it manufactures its very own organic cottons for its clothing and accessories.

To learn more visit www.chicnycrunway.com

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Parents and Teachers are turning to technology amidst school closings

Last week, Boris Johnson announced that schools across the UK will close, to halt the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, thousands of children are now taught remotely. In search of ways to accommodate the new reality faced by British families, many parents and teachers are turning to technology.

Teachers work side by side with artificial intelligence in online lessons

Starting last Saturday, education technology company Atom Learning hosted their first free online lesson, with 958 children attending.

The company has free lessons scheduled throughout the coming weeks, with thousands of parents signing up their children for the lessons.

We have been amazed by the number of parents signing their children up for the free online lessons” says Head of Growth at Atom Learning, David Joerring.

Atom Learning combines teacher made content with Artificial Intelligence to create optimal learning paths for children, by tailoring content to the individual child.

We work with hundreds of schools and multiple Multi-Academy Trusts, and we know it requires additional skills to teach effectively online, which is why in light of the COVID-19 crisis, we are providing unlimited access to online lessons hosted by professional teachers to our thousands of subscribers”. – David Joerring.

Schools are increasingly embracing technology

While many schools have in recent years begun to use the technologies being developed by the UK’s fast-growing EdTech industry, the current crisis has led many more to rapidly adopt new technologies.

Atom Learning is partnering with schools, and provide the schools with free access to their technology.

Atom Learning has proved a very useful platform, both for work that is controlled by the school and for self-directed learning. The tools available on the school platform have allowed us to establish online homework for pupils at a bespoke level of difficulty and timing” – says Tony Chan, Deputy Head at Sussex House School, one of the early adopters of Atom Learning.

Background

Atom Learning is a British education technology company, located in London. Atom Learning is partnered with hundreds of schools across the UK and internationally.

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