Lawson: Insurers are using data act to mislead brokers

Insurers are using the Data Protection Act as an easy defence to deny brokers access to information on their own clients, according to a leading broker.

Jan Lawson, managing director, The Private Health Partnership (PHP), said that it had become virtually impossible to get access to claims data with its private medical insurance (PMI) corporate scheme, due to insurers hiding behind data protection issues.

"We are finding that for some of the schemes we are getting very limited information -

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