Life insurance 101: financial protection for all Australians

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Life insurance and financial services are very much in the spotlight at the moment. The controversy can make it easy to overlook the very real benefits that life insurance provides. Here, Suzie Brown, General Manager for Distribution at Integrity Life, outlines some of the key considerations for financial advisers when making life insurance recommendations and […]

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CPD: The cost of care – part 3 – the cost of heart and artery

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In analysing common methodologies used across the life insurance advice sector, we were able to identify a missing link that could help advice be more tailored and personalised. The Cost of Care whitepaper is an industry first, bringing together detailed research across the broad spectrum of injury and disease. Across three articles, we will delve […]

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CPD: The cost of care – part 2 – mental health

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In analysing common methodologies used across the life insurance advice sector, we were able to identify a missing link that could help advice be more tailored and personalised. The Cost of Care whitepaper is an industry first, bringing together detailed research across the broad spectrum of injury and disease. Across three articles, we will delve […]

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CPD: The cost of care – part 1 – the cost of cancer

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In analysing common methodologies used across the life insurance advice sector, we were able to identify a missing link that could help advice be more tailored and personalised. The Cost of Care whitepaper is an industry first, bringing together detailed research across the broad spectrum of injury and disease. Across three articles, we will delve […]

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SMEs unprepared for business interruption, MetLife report finds

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Over a third of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) do not have a succession plan in place and almost half say their business would only be able to operate for up to a year if they were unable to work, according to a new report by life insurance company, MetLife Australia. The MetLife Adviser-Client Relationship […]

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New research provides missing link in risk advice methodologies

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New Zurich research has accurately quantified the direct and indirect costs of serious health conditions, providing licensees and advisers with a more robust platform to recommend products, benefits and sums insured to life insurance consumers. Zurich’s Cost of Care study, conducted in conjunction with research partner Zest Healthcare Communications, draws on industry wide data to […]

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Insurers ready to increase risk exposure as macroeconomic concerns abate

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Despite challenging market conditions and profitability remaining under continued pressure, insurers are in a relatively upbeat mood and ready to take on more risk, according to a study commissioned by BlackRock. “Searching for better returns”, BlackRock’s seventh annual global survey of 372 senior insurance executives across 27 countries in the insurance and reinsurance sectors, representing […]

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TAL extends musculoskeletal underwriting education initiative 

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TAL, a leading Australian life insurance specialist, has extended its musculoskeletal underwriting education initiative to focus on underwriting the spine following neck pain. This follows on from TAL’s initial launch of support tools around underwriting the spine following lower back pain. The initiative provides advisers and their clients with tools to better understand why underwriting exclusions for […]

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OnePath OneCare lists on HUB24

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ANZ’s OnePath has made its OneCare life insurance available through HUB24, providing advisers and their clients with a greater selection of insurance products. OneCare offers advisers a comprehensive range of insurance cover that can be tailored for clients’ needs throughout their different stages. For the past two years, OnePath has won The Consumer Choice Awards […]

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AIA Australia deepens links between health, life and wellbeing

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Insurer AIA Australia continues to innovate in order to protect and improve the health of Australians by linking life and health insurance with AIA Vitality, a program which incentivises people to make healthier choices. Through the health insurance brand myOwn, AIA has initiated various innovations in the health space over the past 12 months. Launched […]

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