APRA and ASIC publish key industry data on life insurance claims


APRA and ASIC yesterday released initial industry-aggregate results from round one of a new data collection pilot on life insurance claims.

Following a review by ASIC last year, the two agencies committed to establishing a new reporting requirement for life insurance claims (including claims related disputes) and their outcomes (including timeframes).

This was followed by a proposal by APRA for a public reporting regime in its May 2017 Discussion Paper, Towards a transparent public reporting regime for life insurance claims information. The agencies have also released an information paper about their ongoing work to implement the reporting regime.

The release of the data and Information Paper about round one of the pilot will be followed by the round two collection outlining refinements to the data template and definitions for insurers.

Read APRA’s media release and the Information Paper, Update on steps to implement a public reporting regime for life insurance claims information here.

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