ANZ Wealth launches mental health coaching with Remedy Healthcare

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ANZ Wealth has announced the launch of its mental health coaching pilot for OneCare Income Protection customers, in partnership with Remedy Healthcare. Customers lodging income protection claims relating to depression or anxiety will be offered a Remedy Healthcare MindStep™ program. This phone-based support program will be complimentary, optional and individually tailored. OneCare Income Protection customers […]

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Are your clients prepared for the cost of survival?

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Australians have never had a healthier standard of living in its relatively short history. Medical advances and technology has come leaps and bounds in the past 20 years, and as we sit on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution, we can expect this to boom once again, taking us into an uncharted health and […]

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Life insurance advice is challenging, and insurer and technology provider initiatives are more vital than ever

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In its ninth year, the Investment Trends 2017 Planner Risk Report provides an in-depth study of Australian financial planners’ advice on life insurance. The latest edition is based on a survey of 495 financial planners conducted in June 2017. This year’s study highlights a number of important trends: Life insurance advice is challenging, and insurer […]

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TAL prepares advisers for LIF changes

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TAL, Australia’s leading life insurance specialist, has launched a Risk Academy course to help advisers prepare for the impact of the incoming life insurance framework (LIF) on their businesses and professional standards. Presented by TAL’s General Manager of Legal, Chad Downie, and TAL Sales Development Manager, Mitchell Ramsbotham, the course provides advisers with a clear overview of […]

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Consumers the forgotten party in life insurance amalgamations

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As the number of life insurance brands operating in Australia becomes more concentrated, leading mutual life insurer PPS Mutual says improving consumer trust and reputation is the biggest challenge facing the $51 billion* life risk insurance sector. Most Australians would not recommend Australian life insurers to a friend according to recent Net Promoter Score (NPS)** data which […]

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Zurich voted Australia’s best value life insurance

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Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has been awarded Canstar’s highest honour – the 5 star Outstanding Value award – in recognition of the quality and value offered across its retail life insurance range. Zurich has now received this accolade twice in the last three years. In addition to the top award, Zurich also picked up […]

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AMP launches resource hub to help advisers get LIF ready

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AMP’s insurance business has launched a Life Insurance Framework (LIF) resource hub featuring a range of tools to help advisers prepare for the legislation taking effect from 1 January 2018. Advisers can assess their LIF readiness with a cashflow modeller that allows advisers to consider the impact different remuneration structures could have on their business. […]

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TAL equips advisers to better understand cancer

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TAL, Australia’s leading life insurance specialist, has launched a new education course that prepares financial advisers to better understand cancer conditions and give their clients the best possible support. Run through TAL’s industry leading Risk Academy, the course is presented by TAL’s Health Services team and focuses on understanding the staging, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment […]

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ANZ strengthens OneCare insurance offering with greater choice

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ANZ Wealth yesterday released its new Income Secure Essentials and Severity Trauma covers, as part of the OneCare range to offer customers more cost-effective and accessible life insurance options. ANZ Wealth Head of Life Insurance Gerard Kerr said, “These new covers are a really positive step toward providing advisers and customers with more affordable life […]

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What does the future of Trauma insurance look like?

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“Change is the only constant”, or so the saying goes, and the life insurance industry is no exception. Just as the typical client of today is changing, becoming more “diverse, demanding and connected”[1], so does the approach that we take to the range and flexibility of cover we provide. The world is already moving towards […]

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