NEOS continues growth trajectory
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 27 NOV 2018
Since launching in mid-2018, life insurance start-up NEOS Life is making strides with the launch of a new product and expedited its underwriting decision times.
Stop genetic testing questions: Poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 20 NOV 2018
Life insurers should be banned from asking consumers if they have undertaken a genetic test, Financial Standard's latest readership survey reveals.
Zurich partners for future of work and insurance
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 13 NOV 2018
Zurich has entered a three-year study partnership with Oxford University to develop a means of ensuring workers are effectively protected and supported in an increasingly fragmented labour market.
FSC revamps life insurer code
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 12 NOV 2018
The Financial Services Council has released a new draft life insurance code of practice that makes 30 changes to the code in place since 2017.
ANZ launches underwriting engine to market
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 8 NOV 2018
ANZ's life insurance arm has released its predictive underwriting technology following a successful soft launch.
Life insurers fear genetic testing changes
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 2 NOV 2018
Majority of life insurance companies fear the availability of genetic testing to consumers will be more disadvantageous and complex, and will have a negative impact on their business, a new survey shows.
Productivity Commission counters group insurance research
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 29 OCT 2018
The Productivity Commission has taken a deeper dive into insurance inside superannuation and cast doubt into the sector's ability to help the Government alleviate social security payments.
Life insurer early intervention reforms dumped
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 25 OCT 2018
Life insurance reforms proposed to provide better rehabilitation and early intervention treatment have been scrapped by the Federal Government.
AMP divests life business
DARREN SNYDER  |  THURSDAY, 25 OCT 2018
AMP will exit life insurance in 2019, following a $3.3 billion sale of its wealth protection business. It will also divest its New Zealand wealth management and advice businesses via an IPO.
TAL slashes jobs, cuts outbound sales
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 19 OCT 2018
At least 50 staff members at TAL have been made redundant as part of a wider move to scale back its direct life insurance business.
Link to something 7v5HmncC