News in brief

A series of roadshows - aimed at providing brokers with free accessto the best in health insurance products - are being held across the nexttwo months by intermediary Premier Connections. Managing director MikeCooke said: "According to national statistics, the latest figures showover 6.9m people are covered by private medical insurance (PMI) and, inone year alone, total claims paid amounted to over #1.7bn. Therefore thescope for brokers in this market is huge." Premier Health will offer thre