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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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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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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