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5 Common Questions about Life Insurance Policies

May 31st, 2012 | Posted by Editor in Articles - (Comments Off on 5 Common Questions about Life Insurance Policies)

To take the hassle out of finding the right policy for you, here is a list of five commonly asked questions by people who are taking out life insurance.

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Underinsurance in Australian Life Insurance

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by Editor in Articles - (Comments Off on Underinsurance in Australian Life Insurance)

Underinsurance in the Australian Life insurance industry is becoming a growing concern.

For individuals having adequate Life Insurance and Income Protection Insurance is one of the most important parts of a financial plan.
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Weekly Life Insurance News Roundup

May 27th, 2012 | Posted by Editor in News - (Comments Off on Weekly Life Insurance News Roundup)

AIA adds superannuation payment option
Financial advisers will be able to offer clients a range of AIA’s priority protection products with payment through their superannuation following a range of upgrades announced by AIA.

Tower lifts first half profit 83pc
The insurer’s profit rose to $23.6 million in the six months ended March 31, from $12.9m a year earlier, the Auckland-based company said in a statement. Tower’s policy liabilities dropped to $671,000 in the period from $8.4m a year earlier, while revenue climbed 14 per cent to $295.7m.

Insurer warns life won’t get easier
THE boss of TAL Limited, one of Australia’s biggest life insurers, has issued a dour outlook for the economy, warning that consumer spending and business confidence across Australia will continue to deteriorate across the next 12 months.
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Weekly Life Insurance News Roundup

May 21st, 2012 | Posted by Editor in News - (Comments Off on Weekly Life Insurance News Roundup)

Optimistic outlook for industry growth: Research
New research from AIA Australia, has revealed that advisers are overwhelmingly optimistic on the 12 month outlook for the industry, seeing the most growth coming from families and the self employed.

Online life-insurance policies are uninformed
Alternative channels to accessing life insurance not involving a financial adviser present a key risk to Australians taking up policies as there is little to no advice being given. “Anyone can go online and take out an insurance policy – but is it exactly what they need, are there any pitfalls?” AMP head of product on-sale John Ashton told InvestorDaily.

Zurich expands Life and Investment team
Zurich Financial Services Australia has appointed Greg Della to the role of chief life actuary. Della will be reporting to Raf Uy, chief financial officer.
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Life Insurance Quotes

May 14th, 2012 | Posted by Editor in Articles - (Comments Off on Life Insurance Quotes)

What are my options to obtain a Life Insurance quote?

There are various ways to obtain a life insurance quote, some of these include:

Online insurance brokers who will request information via an online quotation request form which will require information including name, date of birth, occupation, earnings and type of cover required. They will generally use a range of various insurers to provide a life insurance quote to you.
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Weekly Life Insurance News Roundup

May 14th, 2012 | Posted by Editor in News - (Comments Off on Weekly Life Insurance News Roundup)

Dig deep before buying funeral insurance plan
Have you noticed how many ads there are out there for funeral insurance? It can take as few as six years for the premiums to be more costly than the funeral itself. Funeral insurance is just another form of life insurance. You are paying premiums over a period of time to deliver a lump sum at the end of your life.

Pitch life insurance as “peace of mind”
Advisers can improve their approach to selling life insurance by addressing a simple client need, Macquarie Adviser Services head of research says.

Increased superannuation life insurance jeopardises coverage
A significant increase in the number of Australians holding life insurance coverage through their superannuation has corresponded with a drop in the number of people holding a stand-alone policy, potentially exacerbating the insurance gap, according to Macquarie Life.
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Life Insurance and Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs)

May 9th, 2012 | Posted by Editor in Articles - (Comments Off on Life Insurance and Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs))

The importance of considering Life and Total and Permanent Disability insurance as part of a self managed super fund (SMSF) investment approach may be gaining momentum after findings from the government driven Cooper review of the superannuation system.
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