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Proposed changes should help industry, insurers say

New Zealand life insurers are unfazed by proposed changes coming for insurance contract law.

Thursday, December 5th, 7:07PM

Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi this week announced plans that he said should give consumers more certainty when it came time to claim.

Among them was a requirement for insurers to ask the right questions to obtain necessary information from applicants – not put the duty of disclosure solely on clients – and to deal with customers who do not disclose something material "proportionately"...MORE»

Govt reveals plans to change insurance rules

Wednesday, December 4th, 6:37AM

The onus of disclosure will shift to insurers under new rules revealed for the insurance sector.


Ballantyne: Advisers don't own clients

Tuesday, December 3rd, 9:13PM

Advisers can expect insurance companies to have a more hands-on approach to their relationships with clients, Partners Life managing director Naomi Ballantyne says.



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[GRTV] Ballantyne on conduct and culture; who owns the client; the future of dealer groups and more

Friday, November 29th, 1:56PM

Partners Life managing director Naomi Ballantyne discusses the critical issues facing insurance advisers today.


Imagine being forced to give bad advice

Thursday, November 28th, 12:25PM

It is not quite that bad, but this story – or cautionary tale – shows how a very restrictive approved product list affects advisers.


Reserve Bank flags commission rates, solvency

Wednesday, November 27th, 9:05PM

The Reserve Bank has raised questions about the insurance sector in its latest financial stability report.


Southern Cross's new digital human answers our health insurance questions

Sunday, November 24th, 3:12PM

Southern Cross Health Society is the first health insurance company on a global scale to launch a digital human.


Health insurance coverage jumps

Monday, November 11th, 8:45PM

Just over 1.4 million New Zealanders now have health insurance, a figure the Health Funds Association says shows that people can see the value in it.



Insurance Briefs

Fidelity scores top award for third consecutive year
Fidelity Life has been named 2019 Life Insurance Company of the Year by ANZIIF for the third consecutive year.

Suncorp invests in wellbeing
Suncorp New Zealand has now invested a total of $20 million into wellbeing bonds as part of its focus on identifying sustainable investment opportunities that can deliver positive community outcomes.

AIA adds mental health support
AIA is boosting Vitality members’ donations to the Mental Health Foundation.

Major milestone for Cigna
Cigna, which acquired OnePath Life last year, is on the verge of reaching "a huge milestone".

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