MARCH 2017 BT Financial Group has won the Strategic Insight / AFA Life Company of the Year 2016 overall Platinum Award, based on underlying independent Risk Benchmarking research prepared by Strategic Insight and provided to Licensees, based on factors of market share, financial strength, premium rates, policy definitions and product features and customer service input from advisers and Licensees.
MARCH 2017 Software comparison tools for Life Insurance premium rates covering Advised Risk and Direct Risk products. Products types include Term, TPD, Trauma and Income Protection. Results are presented in exportable tabular format and with graphical comparisons. Product features, definitions and scoring are presented, based on our unique Risk Benchmarking, used by Licencees for approved product list construction.
New “Health & Wellness Report 2016” is now available. Health and Wellness programs are generating significant interest in the Australian Life Insurance industry. After many years of companies playing around the edges with a few taking it seriously, there are now high levels of interest and activity across almost all the major Life insurers and Reinsurers.
UPDATED AUGUST 2016 The first in-depth study of Retirement Account Drawings in Australia, explores the extent to which Superannuation fund members have drawn pensions from their accounts during the past 10 years, in particular the percentage of members and the percentage of the account drawn by age, examining minimum pension drawing (as required by legislation) and higher discretionary levels.
A Beddoes survey shows just how far the insurance industry has come, despite conflicting survey results of policyholder satisfaction in the past.
ASIC releases its review into poor advisers and advice.
- AFA appoints new CEO
- Zurich continues new hires
- AFA/Strategic Insight Life Company of the Year Awards
- AIA and SuperEd launch online tool
- MLC accelerates underwriting process for retail-advised life policies
- NAB FP launches uni scholarships and academic research program
- Wealth and Risk Management breaches