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Asteron revamps trauma, commissions

Asteron Life has launched a new trauma benefit that could allow customers to claim for the same or related condition up to three times as their condition worsens.

Monday, March 2nd, 5:36PM

Asteron Life managing director Nadine Tereora said a common piece of feedback from advisers was that the industry often paid out large sums to customers on trauma claims, when their condition did not need that level of money - yet.

“There’s a big temptation to spend that lump sum payment on consumer goods leaving little, or worse nothing, when their condition progresses.” 

In response, Asteron Life has introduced the Major Trauma benefit – an optional benefit that lets customers reserve some cover for a more severe recurrence of a condition, or a new major condition in the future - if their initial condition is not “major”...MORE»

AMP life business flat, but company on track

Wednesday, February 25th, 6:43AM

AMP’s goal of diversifying its business is showing signs of success with its wealth management business underpinning a strong performance in the 12 months to December 31.


Good response to more sustainable commission: AIA

Wednesday, February 25th, 6:00AM

Advisers have welcomed an alternative commission structure, AIA says.



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nib: Opportunities for advisers

Wednesday, February 25th, 6:00AM

Direct-to-consumer sales now make up half of nib’s new policies but its adviser business is growing strongly, its chief executive in New Zealand says.


Rent cover goes live

Monday, February 23rd, 2:00PM

AIA has today launched a policy designed to cover rent payments.


nib posts profit

Monday, February 23rd, 1:40PM

Health insurer nib is focused on building its brand and the direct-to-consumer channel in New Zealand, its managing director says.


FMA focus on churn no surprise

Friday, February 20th, 6:00AM

Advisers shouldn’t be surprised that the FMA is turning its attention to the question of whether insurance business is being “churned”, commentators say.


Room for improvement at Sovereign: CEO

Tuesday, February 17th, 1:28PM

Sovereign’s chief executive Symon Brewis-Weston says he is happy with the company’s recent result but there’s still more work to be done.



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