Australians experience positive “silver linings” in nutrition and physical activity according to new data by AIA Australia

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Leading life and health insurer AIA Australia has unveiled comprehensive data which demonstrates the impact of small lifestyle changes on health and wellbeing, including how Australians have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and are experiencing lifestyle “silver linings” as a result. The AIA Vitality COVID-19 Insights report, which analyses data from the 150,000 AIA Vitality […]

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AIA Australia appoints Ben Walsh as Chief Life Insurance Officer

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AIA Australia has announced the appointment of senior industry executive, Ben Walsh in the newly created role of Chief Life Insurance Officer, effective 1 June 2020. In the new role, Mr Walsh, who is currently Mercer’s Managing Director and CEO of Australia and New Zealand, will drive the direction of the life insurance arm of […]

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AIA Australia partners with Unified Healthcare Group to streamline claims and underwriting process

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AIA Australia has appointed solutions provider Unified Healthcare Group (UHG) to a three-year strategic partnership to supply medical and healthcare retrieval services. UHG’s technology platform medEbridge will enable greater integration with the end-to-end claims and underwriting process, in alignment with AIA Australia’s existing automation programs which aim to improve transparency and speed for new and […]

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AIA streamlines and enhances its Retail Advised Life Risk products

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AIA Australia has announced the next step in its integration with CommInsure Life, streamlining the combined Retail Advised Life Risk business. AIA Australia and CommInsure Life came together under a Joint Cooperation Agreement (JCA) in November 2019. AIA Australia and New Zealand CEO, Damien Mu said the strategy behind the JCA is to draw on […]

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A new vision for Life Insurance Professional Standards

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The life insurance industry recognises that to become a sector the community trusts, the industry must commit to supporting the professionalism of its people. The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF) and the Life Insurance Professional Standards Working Group (LIPSWG), whose membership is comprised of AIA Australia, AMP Life, BT Life […]

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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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New research highlights the serious unintended consequences of proposed reforms for young and active members

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AIA Australia has released new research to highlight the limited financial gains young Australians would receive under the Federal government’s ‘Protecting your Super Package’, which would also leave more than 1.4 million young people under 25 without much needed financial protections. The research commissioned by AIA and completed by Rice Warner has shown that an […]

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Success of AIA Australia’s Claims on Wheels initiative prompts national roll-out

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AIA Australia’s industry-first initiative, Claims on Wheels, is exceeding expectations for service and customer experience, prompting the insurer to take the innovative program nationally in the coming months. Claims on Wheels is a free service where an AIA Australia consultant makes home visits to people facing significant health issues to personally assist with the claims […]

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AIA Australia calls for health reforms to improve mental health outcomes

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AIA Australia and New Zealand chief executive Damien Mu yesterday committed the leading life insurer to supporting a sweeping overhaul of Federal legislation to allow life insurers to fund early intervention and treatment for mental health conditions. Speaking at the Inspiring Leaders’ Summit in Sydney today,  Mu said: “The current legislative barriers that restrict life insurers from funding medical treatments for mental health condition represent a breakdown of Australia’s […]

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Many Australians deem their house more important than their health

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Many Australians place greater emphasis on home insurance than health or life insurance, according to a comprehensive report on the insurance market by life insurer AIA Australia. This insight comes from AIA Australia’s latest tracking study (conducted by the independent research firm Nature, in December 2017) of a representative sample of 1,000 Australians aged over 18. […]

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