Risk Product, Company, and Regulatory Updates as at 19 May 2016

Company Updates

TAL's Group Life Goes Mobile-friendly, Now Offering Self-service Policy Upgrades
TAL has a new mobile-friendly fund-brandable online service platform for superannuation fund and corporate group members to access their superannuation fund account details. TAL has also launched paperless upgrades of life, total and permanent disability (TPD) and critical illness cover, the Cover Upgrade Express. There are 10 life events that can be self-serviced using this method.

Zurich's New Risk Adviser Portal, Education Program
Zurich has upgraded its mobile-friendly adviser portal with a fresh face, ZLife. The new portal offers the upload of documents and photos, and the download of brochures and forms, and viewing of applications, renewals, transactions and account balances. Zurich has also launched its 20-unit CPD-point-accruing adviser education program, the Zurich Curriculum, offering in-person training to all of its advisers. 

AZ NGA Signs Another Company
AZ Next Generation Advisory has purchased its twelfth advisory firm, Sterling Partners in North Sydney. AZ NGA has been acquiring advisory firms in quick succession all year. 

Product Updates

Suncorp Launching Trōv Protection
Soon to go live, Trōv Protection will allow users of the existing Trōv app to swipe right to insure single items of value - cameras, tablets, laptops - with a swipe left to end the cover.