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Insurance

Retail fund ups premiums

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 15 DEC 2020
A retail superannuation fund will increase premiums on income protection policies from 2021.

ASIC explores value for money in default group insurance

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 14 DEC 2020
ASIC has published a new report, aiming to determine whether consumers are receiving value for money in default insurance in superannuation.

CBA provides BoCommLife update

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 DEC 2020
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has made progress on exiting life insurance after the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission approved the sale of its stake in BoCommLife.

PPS Mutual transforms underwriting process

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 8 DEC 2020
Mutual life insurer PPS Mutual has removed several assessments to its medical and financial underwriting requirements to speed up the application process and benefit members.

ASIC to improve default insurance

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 DEC 2020
An ASIC investigation found group insurance cover is poorly designed and disclosed to members who are being defaulted into occupational categories with limited data.

Hannover reverses out of group insurance

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 1 DEC 2020
More than 10 superannuation funds could soon be looking for a new group life insurer, as Hannover Re reverses out of the segment to focus on reinsurance.

ASIC prepares industry for claims handling law

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 27 NOV 2020
The corporate regulator has released more information to help life insurers and financial advisers adapt to new regulation when handling insurance claims.

Life insurance performance plummets

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 27 NOV 2020
The life insurance industry has continued to take a hit to profit, with risk products reporting significant losses.

ClearView streamlines underwriting

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 NOV 2020
ClearView Wealth has adopted Munich Re's digital platform to streamline the underwriting process and manage compliance obligations.

AIA under fire for coal holdings

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 NOV 2020
The life insurer is at the centre of a campaign against its investment in coal companies despite positioning itself as an organisation with a focus on sustainability.