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Actuaries Institute unveils IDII recommendations

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 24 MAY 2021
The Actuaries Institute has released sweeping recommendations to help fix the individual disability income insurance (IDII) sector that is currently at "risk of failure".

Life insurers getting into rehab concerning: SCA

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021
Life insurers offering rehabilitation services of policyholders has its demerits, says Super Consumers Australia director Xavier O'Halloran.

PPS Mutual launches member offer

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 17 MAY 2021
Mutual life insurer PPS Mutual has launched a timesaving underwriting offer for existing members to add cover to their policy.

APRA extends IDII overhaul deadline

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021
APRA has given life insurers another year to have the policy contract term measure for individual disability income insurance (IDII) in full force by 1 October 2022.

Disability income faces reckoning

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 30 APR 2021
The former chief executive of TAL has slammed life insurers' ineptitude in managing disability income products, invoking the industry to come together and find a solution by the end of the year.

AIA Australia partners with Your Wills

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 30 APR 2021
AIA Australia has joined forces with a digital estate planning and asset protection service Your Wills.

Life industry to launch framework

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 APR 2021
The life insurance industry is developing a Professional Standards Framework for all claims and underwriting professionals, with support from the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).

Adviser-led TPD claim admittance rates fall

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 20 APR 2021
New data from APRA and ASIC shows 81% of adviser-led TPD claims were admitted in 2020, down from 87% two years ago.

Honan launches reinsurance offering

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 APR 2021
Honan has announced it will enter the reinsurance market through the launch of Honan Re.

APRA to overhaul offshore reinsurance standards

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 9 APR 2021
The prudential regulator has commenced industry consultation on revisions to the prudential standards for life insurers to protect life insurance policy holders against the use of offshore reinsurers.