Energy Super launches group insurance platform

Energy Super is rolling out MLC Life Insurance's new group insurance platform to give members greater control and access to life insurance needs.

LifeView, a platform aiming to integrate how members engage with life their insurance cover, offers a one-stop-shop to apply for and increase cover online, submit claim notifications as well as lodge and track claims. It also integrates with online underwriting solution, UnderwriteMe, to help simplify the underwriting process for members.

For trustees and administrators, LifeView allows access to real-time data and analysis of super funds' claims experience.

Energy Super chief executive Robyn Petrou said the platform will empower its members to be more active with their life insurance needs through the fund, giving them direct control and visibility.

"More and more, our members are demanding a clear view of their financial arrangements and to have a say in how it all works - whether it be superannuation, insurance or investment," Petrou said.

MLC Life announced the launch of LifeView in July, which is part of its $400 million technology transformation following its separation from NAB.

Energy Super's 47,000 members will be the first to access the platform in early 2018.

The $7 billion fund appointed MLC Life as its insurance provider in 2009, and in September last year named it as the provider of its Group Salary Continuance (GSC) Insurance.

MLC Life chief customer officer of group insurance Suzanne Smith said: "We're committed to working together with funds to provide more value and better streamline processes, and look forward to rolling out our LifeView platform with other group insurance clients in 2018."

Since Nippon Life purchased an 80% stake in MLC Life last year, it has injected millions to improve digital solutions, offering trustees a genuine point of difference for members' insurance needs, she said.

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