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Insurance

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.

Zurich to pay super on parental leave

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 24 NOV 2020
Employees of Zurich Australia will have access to a new Family Care Policy, including paid leave for all circumstances related to growing their families and continuation of super contributions on unpaid leave.

Insurance in super is confusing: Consumers

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 20 NOV 2020
Consumers engaging directly with their super fund on insurance matters are often left confused and overwhelmed by the information provided and upset they cannot get guidance specific to their circumstances, an ASIC report shows.

Underinsurance gap worsens: Research

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 20 NOV 2020
The underinsurance gap has broadened compared to three years ago, new Rice Warner research finds.

Court rules insurers to cover COVID-19

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 19 NOV 2020
The NSW Court of Appeal has ruled pandemic exclusions are invalid, and insurers will have to cover COVID-19; a ruling that has seen IAG go into a trading halt.

Super fund increases premiums

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 NOV 2020
A $117 billion superannuation fund is changing the cost of insurance across the board at the turn of the New Year.

Poor progress on human rights revealed

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 17 NOV 2020
The sad state of human rights concerns among the world's largest corporations has been laid bare in a new benchmarking report, finding little to no progress has been made in the last 12 months.

Sunsuper ups TPD premiums

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 NOV 2020
Sunsuper will increase premiums for total and permanent disability insurance from 1 January 2021.