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Hearts and Minds donates almost $10m to charity

ALLY SELBY  |  TUESDAY, 1 SEP 2020
... houses and charities, including The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute; The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health; Swinburne's Centre for Psychopharmacology; RPA Green Light Institute; Black Dog Institute; Orygen; Charlie Teo Foundation ...

Law firm slams insurer mental health policies

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 14 AUG 2020
Slater and Gordon has criticised life insurers for proposing to dictate who can and can't access mental health treatment through their funding programs. Calls from the life insurance industry for regulatory freedom to allow life companies to be ...

Big companies dig deep

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
... of operation and includes support for local and regional health networks, essential community services, community mental health and resilience and social partners and community leaders to support rural Indigenous communities. Other big givers included ...

Insurers COVID-19 response slammed

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 JUL 2020
... doesn't have a clear purpose. He said ADL assessments are "exploitative of the most vulnerable workers" and make mental health claims exceptionally difficult. "The ADL definition and policies that offer limited cover while full premiums are being ...

Life insurance needs to prove value

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 JUL 2020
... permanent disability there were 11.1 million covers, 90% of lodged claims were paid and the highest cause of claim was mental health at 25%. For income protection/disability income there were 5.8 million covers in force, 95% of lodged claims were paid ...

FSC reveals life insurance data

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 28 JUL 2020
... Cancer is still the biggest killer of both men and women, while women are more likely to claim income protection for mental health reasons, according to the Financial Services Council. The FSC said it is using Life Insurance Awareness week as an opportunity ...

Hume calls out ERS fake news

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 27 JUL 2020
... insurance on accounts where balances are too low." Hume also suggested that she'd like to see some reform in the way mental health claims are handled by life insurers, acknowledging that COVID-19 was likely to have a serious mental health impact over ...

Research slams ADL definition

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 13 JUL 2020
... definitions have a declined claim rate of 60%, whereas only 12% of claims were rejected under standard TPD definitions. In mental health claims cases the numbers were even worse with 77% rejected under ADL definitions. The regulator suggested, but did ...

Australians without advice struggle in pandemic: Research

ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 10 JUL 2020
... mental and physical health. That's compared to almost half (48.8%) of those surveyed without advisers saying their mental health suffered as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. One in three (33.6%) of those currently advised said their mental health suffered ...

Chief economist update: We're all Victorians now

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 JUL 2020
... 6.9% currently as he announced a A$534 million support package - "including cash grants for struggling businesses, mental health support for business owners and relief for tourism operators who can no longer work on Melbourne-based visitors for holidays" ...