MetLife launches digital claims tracker

26-Sep-2017

With life insurance – particularly in superannuation – in definite need of a feel-good story on members’ claims experience, life-focused insurer MetLife Australia has emphasised its commitment to gr.. Read More

MetLife launches digital claims tracker

26-Sep-2017

With life insurance – particularly in superannuation – in definite need of a feel-good story on members’ claims experience, life-focused insurer MetLife Australia has emphasised its commitment to gr.. Read More

CBA offloads CommInsure

22-Sep-2017

The Commonwealth Bank of Australian (CBA) has divested its life insurance businesses CommInsure and Sovereign (New Zealand) to AIA Group for $3.8 billion. The sale of CommInsure and Sovereign included a 20-year .. Read More

Lack of clarity highlights LIF review issues

20-Sep-2017

The current lack of clarity around the frequency of life insurance policy churn in the financial advice industry highlighted the need for a more robust assessment framework by the regulator in the lead-up to its 2021.. Read More

AMP unveils life insurance tools

20-Sep-2017

AMP has launched a range of tools to help advisers prepare for the looming introduction of the life insurance framework (LIF) laws. The financial services giant said its new LIF resource hub included a cash-flow.. Read More

CommInsure unveils new cover

19-Sep-2017

CommInsure has launched a new income protection product and made enhancements to its total and permanent disablement (TPD) and trauma cover to provide broader definitions. The insurer’s new Income Protect.. Read More

Severity-based cover on rise

01-Sep-2017

Severity-based insurance cover was likely to become more popular among retail life insurers as they looked to innovate by making insurance more affordable and by offering advisers more choice, according to ANZ. .. Read More

MLC extends offering, hires underwriting head

29-Aug-2017

MLC Life Insurance will expand its partnership with medical diagnostic firm Best Doctors to allow customers to access second opinions from international medical experts. The company said the partnership had bee.. Read More

AIA launches PPPI on Macquarie Wrap

28-Aug-2017

Life insurer AIA Australia has announced its Priority Protection for Platform Investors (PPPI) product is now available on investment platform Macquarie Wrap, a move which the company said would allow greater functio.. Read More

Advice growth boosts Clearview profits

28-Aug-2017

Solid performance in its financial advice business has helped boost listed financial services company Clearview’s earnings by 12 per cent to $30.4 million for the 2017 financial year. Releasing its full y.. Read More

Advisers must insist on insurance disclosure

25-Aug-2017

Risk advisers need to insist their clients disclose accurate information about their job and medical history in insurance policy applications, as new provisions to the Insurance Contract Act mean insurers can retrosp.. Read More

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