ANZ Wealth unveils pre-assessment system

17-Jul-2017

ANZ Wealth has launched an automated pre-assessment system for its OneCare life insurance range, a move the company said was an industry-first initiative designed to save advisers’ time and improve the client e.. Read More

ANZ Wealth unveils pre-assessment system

17-Jul-2017

ANZ Wealth has launched an automated pre-assessment system for its OneCare life insurance range, a move the company said was an industry-first initiative designed to save advisers’ time and improve the client e.. Read More

MLC, Pacific Life Re partner on underwriting

07-Jul-2017

MLC Life Insurance has partnered with Pacific Life Re to adopt the British reinsurer’s underwriting engine, UnderwriteMe, allowing advisers to instantly see a client’s outcome at the point of sale and str.. Read More

Group insurers charging unfair premiums

03-Jul-2017

An ASIC investigation has found that some superannuation funds may be incorrectly identifying members as smokers for insurance purposes, leading to unfair premium increases for those using the default fund option. .. Read More

Insurance code sets minimum definitions

03-Jul-2017

The Financial Services Council (FSC) has strengthened its life insurance code of practice ahead of its launch this week by setting new minimum standard medical definitions for cancer, heart attack and stroke for the .. Read More

Contribution changes create insurance bonus

30-Jun-2017

The abolition of the ’10 per cent rule’ preventing employees making tax deductible personal superannuation contributions on 1 July will create an opportunity for advice clients to fund their insurance pre.. Read More

AIA prioritises health with new appointment

14-Jun-2017

AIA Australia has created the new role of chief health insurance officer, further emphasising its focus on its new health and life insurance packaged offering, myOwn, to be launched to consumers in July. The ins.. Read More

AMP Elevate enhancements boost choice

07-Jun-2017

AMP has launched a series of new features within its Elevate insurance range, with the financial services giant saying the changes would give advisers and customers more choice and flexibility regarding life insuranc.. Read More

ASIC introduces LIF regulatory instrument

06-Jun-2017

ASIC has introduced a regulatory instrument capping commissions and specifying clawback provisions in life insurance advice, in line with the incoming life insurance framework reforms. The move is part of the l.. Read More

Price main consideration for life customers

06-Jun-2017

Over eight in 10 Australians were swayed by the cost of life insurance premiums, with price competitiveness being more significant to consumers than product features, claims reputation and service levels, according t.. Read More

Limited website scope hinders life customers

02-Jun-2017

The limited scope of product comparison websites for life insurance coupled with the increasingly self-directed nature of consumers meant more Australians were at risk of making uninformed decisions on what constitut.. Read More

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