CPD: The conversation – talking risk with clients

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Risk advice is an integral part of a financial plan, yet for many clients – and often, their advisers – it’s not a comfortable conversation. After all, who wants to talk about worst case scenarios? In this article, sponsored by Zurich Australia, AdviserVoice explores the importance of risk insurance and having the all-important risk conversation. […]

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TAL launches grief support training course for advisers

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TAL, a leading Australian life insurance specialist, is running a training course to help financial advisers understand and support their customers who may be suffering from grief. Run through TAL’s industry leading product-agnostic Risk Academy, the ‘Supporting Grieving Clients Course’ is run by Glenn Baird, TAL Head of Mental Health. Glenn currently leads TAL’s mental health […]

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We need to talk about mental health, says expert at MetLife discussion panel

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The financial services industry needs to have open conversations about mental health to reduce stigma, said an expert today at the MetLife Panel Discussion on Mental Health in the Workplace, and called on the industry to provide better training and resources for its leaders. Speaking before an audience of 90 leading financial services representatives, Margo […]

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TAL equips advisers to better understand business insurance

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TAL, a leading Australian life insurance specialist, is running a series of national education workshops on business insurance advice to help financial advisers to better support their customers in this space. Run through TAL’s industry leading product-agnostic Risk Academy, the workshops are presented by TAL’s National Technical Manager, Scott Hoger, and they focus on the technical skills […]

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Risk advice: new research underscores the importance of collaboration and consultation on future

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Zurich has called for all stakeholders – regulators, policymakers, financial advisers, insurers and consumers – to collaborate on the framework for the 2021 ASIC review of life insurance advice. This collaboration is essential to ensure the review, which will determine the choices consumers have in accessing expert help with life insurance, is as robust and […]

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TAL launches assistance package for flood and bushfire affected customers

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As of today, leading life insurance specialist, TAL, will be waiving insurance premiums for those affected by the floods in Queensland and the bushfires in Tasmania. For customers located in the flood-affected areas of Queensland or bushfire-affected areas of Tasmania, the waiver will be available to existing TAL customers holding policies directly with TAL or through […]

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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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