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Zurich, OnePath cover vaccine side-effects

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 3 SEP 2021
Zurich Life & Investments and OnePath Life have added protection coverage from the COVID-19 vaccination into eligible life insurance policies to encourage more people to get vaccinated.

NAB partners with life insurance, advice provider

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 3 SEP 2021
The big four bank announced its partnership with Australia's largest medical defence organisation to extend its business finance solutions to doctors and healthcare professionals.

Occupational exclusions under scrutiny

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 3 SEP 2021
Occupational exclusions in group insurance are under the microscope as the federal government reviews their fairness and appropriateness.

Cbus changes insurance premiums

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 27 AUG 2021
The industry superannuation fund has informed members the premiums they pay for death and total and permanent disablement cover is changing.

Life insurer wins RAC mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 27 AUG 2021
A boutique life insurer has won a mandate from the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (RAC).

APRA expands life insurance data reporting

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021
APRA will publish more of life insurance data across its quarterly statistical reports.

Updated life code released

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 AUG 2021
The Financial Services Council (FSC) released the second draft of the Life Insurance Code of Practice 2.0 for public consultation.

Westpac sells life insurance unit

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 9 AUG 2021
Westpac has agreed to offload its life insurance business to TAL Dai-ichi Life Australia for about $900 million.

Data to improve TPD outcomes: ASIC

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 2 AUG 2021
The corporate regulator is urging TPDinsurance providers to act on gaps in their processes by improving data capabilities after previously flagging concerns including declining claim rates, withdrawn claims and poor claims-processing times.

Aon, Willis Towers Watson terminate merger

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 27 JUL 2021
The US$30 billion merger between Aon and Willis Towers Watson is off, with Aon paying WTW a US$1 billion termination fee.