Actuaries Institute Green Paper urges retirement reform

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Three of Australia’s leading superannuation and retirement experts have urged the Federal Government to give broad scope to its pending review of Australia’s retirement system, to better integrate the Age Pension, superannuation and aged care. Dr David Knox, Dr Anthony Asher and Michael Rice, authors of the Actuaries Institute’s Green Paper, Options for an Improved […]

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Actuaries Institute tackles challenges facing private health insurance

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Australia has one of the world’s best health care systems but high out-of-pocket costs, decreasing health insurance affordability, and a lack of transparency around specialists’ fees and patient outcomes are undermining the current system. Yesterday, the Actuaries Institute launched a Green Paper, How to Make Private Health Insurance Healthier. The Institute identifies several major opportunities […]

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Australian Actuaries Climate Index shows frequency of extreme hot days rising

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The Australian Actuaries Climate Index, updated for the first time since its launch in late 2018, shows the number of extreme hot days was above historical levels in both Winter and Spring 2018, and portions of Australia remained extraordinarily dry showing distinct signs of drought. The Index provides an objective measure of extreme weather conditions […]

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Actuaries Institute welcomes final Royal Commission report

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The Actuaries Institute welcomes the final report from the Royal Commission into Australia’s banking, superannuation and financial services sectors. The Royal Commission, which received more than 10,000 submissions, has revealed significant problems that must be addressed across banking, insurance and superannuation. “The Institute fully supports the cultural change that has been advocated by the Royal […]

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Actuaries Institute launches climate index

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The Actuaries Institute has launched a climate index, an objective measure of extreme weather conditions and changes to sea levels, to help policymakers and Australia’s businesses assess how the frequency of weather extremes is changing over time. The Australian Actuaries Climate Index, which includes a number of sub-indices, tracks changes in the frequency of extreme […]

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