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Demand for simpler trauma policies

Demand is increasing for simple trauma products with cheaper premiums, Fidelity Life boss Milton Jennings says.

Monday, January 19th, 6:00AM

Premiums have increased as claims soared and insurers face larger tax bills.

Policy definitions have widened, leading to significant claims payouts for trauma and income protection policies. Grandfathering provisions on income tax for life insurers run out at the end of June this year.

“It will be challenging to get premium increases through to cover that tax increase,” Jennings said...MORE»

Call for independent commission

Thursday, January 15th, 6:00AM

An independent body similar to the Commission for Financial Capability should be set up to address health funding issues, the Health Funds Association says.


Reinsurance clampdown

Monday, January 5th, 6:00AM

New solvency standards for life insurance business will make things tougher for those that rely on reinsurance to write new business.



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Wednesday, December 24th, 6:00AM

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Sunday, December 14th, 2:28PM


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Tuesday, December 9th, 6:00AM

There are claims that changing commission models will not address concerns about churn on either side of the Tasman.


Website encourages churn

Monday, November 17th, 6:00AM

The man behind the merger of Guardian Trust and Perpetual Trust is causing waves in Australia with a site that pays commissions to customers rather than advisers, and essentially encourages churn.


OnePath tweaks products

Friday, November 14th, 6:00AM

OnePath Life has introduced two new income protection covers and a new redundancy cover to meet adviser and consumer demand.



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