Insurance
Group risk inflows slow at CommInsure, AMP
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 15 APR 2019
CommInsure and AMP recorded significant declines in group risk premium inflows for the year ending December 2018, latest Strategic Insight data shows.
Freedom to divest all operations
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 APR 2019
Freedom Insurance Group will offload its administration and financial advice businesses, and eventually cease operations.
New wellbeing venture for BT
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 APR 2019
BT has launched My Wellbeing Rewards and Portal for life insurance clients, giving them access to discounts and an online hub focussed on health and wellbeing.
Regulators name laggard life insurance providers
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 1 APR 2019
While the majority of life insurance claims are paid in the first instance (92%), the wait and resolution times vary significantly across providers, a joint study by the regulators found.
ClearView defends risk advice commissions
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAR 2019
ClearView is countering Commissioner Kenneth Hayne's recommendation to reduce or eliminate commissions financial advisers earn from life insurance products.
FSC to enact binding standard on genetic testing
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 19 MAR 2019
The life insurance industry is pushing ahead with the rollout of new rules on genetic testing despite a delay.
TAL goes back-to-back at AFA awards
HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2019
TAL went back-to-back, winning the Association of Financial Advisers' Life Company of the Year award for a second year running in Sydney recently.
New life insurer is RC good news story
HARRISON WORLEY  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAR 2019
A freshly launched life insurer believes it is the "good news story" to come from the Royal Commission.
Risk advice a hard sell: Research
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAR 2019
New research from Zurich quantifies the amount consumers will pay for life insurance advice, but also reinforces the fact the majority are unwilling to be out of pocket.
Consultation opens for claim handling changes
HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2019
The Federal Government has opened consultation on a proposal to remove the exclusion of insurance claims handling from the definition of financial service.
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