New CommInsure underwriting offer to improve adviser productivity

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CommInsure has enhanced its underwriting offer with a new tele-interview service and upgrades to its underwriting rules to improve adviser productivity. The improvements are part of a wider program designed to deliver a more seamless and efficient experience for advisers applying for a client’s life insurance cover. Advisers will now have the option to request […]

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Make claims part of your value proposition

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The continued focus on LIF has spawned a number of corollary discussions, with one of the most important being around the concept of the adviser value proposition. Put simply, your value proposition is the total package of value you deliver to your clients, in exchange for the remuneration you receive. Regardless of whether that remuneration […]

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Brokers provided with enhanced loan protection offering for home buyers

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ALI Group, the leading provider of loan protection insurance to the broking industry that covers Australian home owners from financial hardship, has announced enhancements to its core product offered by brokers, Loan Protection Plan. The enhancements will provide brokers with an improved solution to protect their clients, and are based on feedback ALI Group received […]

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The end of the affair?

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Synchron has revealed progress on a term level life insurance offer being developed by AIA Australia (AIAA) which Synchron Director, Don Trapnell said will help end the industry’s love affair with yearly renewable premium rates. Speaking at Synchron’s recent Sydney Professional Development Day, Mr Trapnell said, “Australia is the only country in the world that […]

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Seven things small business owners should consider in 2017

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Australia’s more than two million small businesses make an enormous contribution to our communities and are the backbone of our economy. Yet, according a MetLife study* almost half (47%) of small business owners are exposing themselves, their families and employees to the financial impact of illness, injury or even death through lack of insurance cover. […]

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Zurich and Oxford University uncover the Australian ‘IP Gap’

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Us Aussies are an optimistic bunch, however there’s a big difference between having a relaxed outlook and leaving the important things to chance. Unfortunately this overconfident, ‘bulletproof’ Australian mentality – according to Zurich’s latest research report – is leaving too many of us underinsured. The Income Protection Gap, conducted in conjunction with Oxford University, uncovers […]

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Australian employees more concerned about mental health than employers think

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A workplace study by leading life insurer MetLife has found significant differences in the priorities of Australian employees and employers when it comes to workplace health and wellness. MetLife’s Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS) found Australian employers don’t place as much importance on health issues such as depression (6% employer v 32% employee ranking) and […]

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Full steam ahead for insurance in platforms

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According to IOOF, insurance inside super is often the best solution for clients due to the tax and cash-flow benefits. There are however, many different types of insurance inside super – and different ways to structure these policies. Here, IOOF looks at the growth of retail insurance in super and why three-quarters of advisers are […]

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Centrepoint acquires strategic interest in RFE Group

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Centrepoint continues to make significant progress in executing its strategy to become the most respected non-aligned financial services provider in Australia with the acquisition of a strategic interest in RFE. This investment further signifies Centrepoint’s preparedness to support the growth of professional advice firms. RFE’s business focuses on supporting accountants and mortgage brokers in providing […]

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New partnership sees TAL invest in growing advisers’ health education resources

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The alignment between healthy lives and life insurance is an important part of TAL’s wider investment in helping advisers grow their businesses through new initiatives, which ultimately enable them to deliver greater value to their clients. As part of the evolution of the TAL Health Sense: Fit for Life program, TAL has partnered with The […]

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