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TAL & Zurich win top Canstar Awards

Every year Canstar produces their Star Ratings Report for the Life insurance industry.  It is a mammoth research project comparing the policies offered by 13 insurance companies for term life, trauma, TPD and income protection cover. The results for 2015 have TAL and Zurich taking the...

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AIA named ANZIIF Life Company of the Year

Winners of the 12th Annual Australian Insurance Industry Awards have been announced by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). AIA Australia received the award for Life Insurance Company of the Year, making this the third time in the last four years...

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Children are top reason for buying insurance

A recent study has shown that the main trigger for taking out life insurance is having children. The survey of 1500 Australians conducted by Asteron Life asked consumers to nominate life events which would prompt them to take out life insurance or income protection.  The results...

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New Redundancy Insurance Policy Launched

A new standalone redundancy policy has been launched to fill a gap left by traditional income protection and loan protection policies. Recent analysis by the Weekend Australian on 25th April 2015 revealed 1.2 million Australian workers did not expect to be with their current employer in...

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Survey shows Insurance valued but not taken up

Recent research undertaken by insurer TAL has highlighted that while Australians rate the importance of life insurance highly this is not matched by their take-up of this insurance. While 79% of those surveyed rated life insurance, including TPD, income protection and trauma insurance, as important or...

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High number of SMSFs have no life insurance

Research conducted by Plan for Life has reported that 84 per cent of SMSF members aged 18 to 64 years do not hold any life insurance. This is in spite of government legislation which imposes an obligation on trustees to consider insurance for their members. The...

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Super fund insurance costs on the rise

It used to be that life insurance through super funds was priced cheaply due to their group rates. However this may no longer be the case. Over the last year research by Canstar has confirmed premium increases averaging between 11% and 27% for life insurance through...

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