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Health Funds says research data wrong

The Health Funds Association says Roy Morgan's reseach on health insurance is wrong and the numbers don't stack up with what the association sees.

Wednesday, April 9th, 9:38PM

The Health Funds Association says recent research from Roy Morgan has "false findings" on health insurance coverage.

HFANZ chief executive Roger Styles said the research had a number of factual errors which went way beyond the margin for error claimed.

“The biggest error was overstating the drop-off in coverage over recent years, with the survey asserting just 25% of New Zealanders are covered by health insurance, when it is actually 30%...MORE»

Roy Morgan paints sobering picture of insurance coverage

Monday, April 7th, 2:46PM

More Kiwis running the risk with falling rates of health, home, car and life insurance. [WITH GRAPH]


AMP offers direct life cover online

Tuesday, April 1st, 4:42PM

AMP is venturing into the online direct sales space with a new product called Quick Start Life.



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Reserve Bank legal powers tested

Monday, March 24th, 6:00AM

Reserve Bank staff had to use their new legal powers to request information from insurers during the insurance licensing process, it has been revealed.


Nirvana for Sovereign

Tuesday, March 11th, 7:27AM

Sovereign has had its A+ financial strength rating renewed for the seventh consecutive year.


Are you a criminal?

Wednesday, March 5th, 11:33AM

Advisers cheerfully criticise the work of other advisers, but if they are all right then everyone in the adviser business is doing it wrong, and no-one can be trusted. That cannot literally be true. If that is the feeling consumers get then it will undermine a valuable common commodity which we all share: public trust in the idea of getting advice.


Partners Life plans more shake ups

Friday, February 28th, 11:48AM

Partners Life is looking to shake up the market again with two very new life insurance products.


Business insurance added to Xplan

Friday, February 28th, 10:04AM

IRESS has released an integrated business insurance tool in its XPLAN advice platform.



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