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Financial Advice NZ have announced the dates for the National Advisers Conference this year. It is to be held from Wednesday the 26th to Friday the 28th of September at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre. Click here for more details. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at moneyblog
This article by Louis Rossouw, Life/Health Head of Research & Analytics at Gen Re discusses the different types of prediction models that insurers are using and developing. The techniques are generally used in underwriting cases, policy applications and claims. Click... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at moneyblog
Throughout January nib are travelling around Auckland in the 'nib check-up truck" offering everyone (not just nib customers) free medical and dental check-ups. “We’re committed to ensuring families around New Zealand can access the healthcare they need, when and where... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at moneyblog
One woman who has suffered severe pain and her mobility was limited after surgical mesh was left inside her body after an operation in 2006 says "Every time you move it's like a saw." This week, Medsafe announced that surgical... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at moneyblog
"Age remains the most consistent risk factor for ischaemic stroke. Surprisingly then an estimated 10% of diagnoses are now seen in people below the age of 50. In many countries vigorous management of vascular risk coupled to improved stroke services... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at moneyblog
Choosing Wisely is a campaign that aims to help consumers make more informed decisions about healthcare. The campaign is run by Consumer NZ, the Council of Medical Colleges and the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Choosing Wisely is a global... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at moneyblog
nib has become one of the first corporate organisations in the country to be awarded the Cultural Quotient Tick reflecting their commitment to exploring and responding to gender and cultural diversity within their own workplace as well as their customer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at moneyblog
Business.govt.nz website has this handy employee cost calculator which provides an estimated figure of what hiring a new employee might cost based on the information put in. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at moneyblog
A recent study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine which explored the increased rate of heart attacks among people who near near marathon locations on race day. "We have traditionally focused medical preparedness and emergency care... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at moneyblog
Quality Product Research Limited has just uploaded product research database QPRV108 to Quotemonster and distributed it to subscribers. This version includes the following changes: Remediation for Special Events item for Trauma for all companies Remediation Fidelity Cancer Booster Benefit Remediation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at moneyblog
This week the Ministry of Health has implemented loss of earnings compensation for live organ donors. Those donating will be fully recompensed for up to 12 weeks of their lost earnings while they recover from the surgery. The scheme should... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at moneyblog
Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research has developed this easy to use Healthy Life Expectancy Calculator which takes into consideration exercise, diet, sleep, income and more. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at moneyblog
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Below is an outline of the banks and other direct providers with a map as to which benefits and options they offer. If you are trying to do a product comparison on Quotemonster with any of the companies below and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at moneyblog
Below is part of a recent newsletter from nib explaining their switch to paperless: nib is going paperless - From 18 December, the way nib communicates with clients will begin to change. nib will move to sending all important policy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at moneyblog
Here is the story of a lady who had complications after bunion surgery and was claiming on her income protection benefit from MAS. After returning to work for over 40 hours per week Juhasz was no longer entitled to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at moneyblog
A Mutual Solutions adviser, Upmeet Sodhi is currently doing his thesis through Massey University to determine how much of a discount insurers will have to offer to make customers think it’s worthwhile sharing their activity tracker data. Click here to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at moneyblog
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We have added a new tab to our Needs Analysis tool. It allows advisers to enter in the details on a clients existing business if they have some. This area of Quotemonster is for research subscribers only. Below is a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at moneyblog
Congratulations to Southern Cross Healthcare Group who have won a number of golds at the Reader's Digest annual Quality Service Awards. The awards won were from a number of categories including health insurance, pet insurance and travel insurance. Click here... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at moneyblog
Here is one lady's story of how she can no longer afford dialysis treatment and that Medicare will no longer pay, therefore she has accepted that she will die. Click here to watch her story. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at moneyblog
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This post from Human Progress shows the increase in life expectancy for data recently updated for the period between 1960 and 2015. Across the globe the life expectancy age has increased to 68 years in 2015 from 42 years in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at moneyblog
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Quality Product Research have recently updated the 'Research Tools' area in Quotemonster. You can access this by clicking on the 'Research Tools' button on the dashboard for those of you who are subscribers to research. The Funeral Plans, Business Overheads... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at moneyblog
The FSC has appointed a new board at their AGM and includes the following: Ana-Marie Lockyer, ANZ Charlie Trotter, FNZ Crispian Knell, Suncorp/Asteron Kristy Redfern, AIA Lance Walker, Cigna Nadine Tereora, Fidelity Naomi Ballantyne, Partners Life Nick Stanhope, Sovereign Nigel... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at moneyblog
The FMA are inviting feedback on their draft Corporate Governance handbook. Final date for submissions is Friday the 8th of December. Click here to view the Consultation document and download the submission form. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at moneyblog
Partners Life have created a life insurance product alongside Perpetual Trust which allows customers to make regular donations to a charity or cause of their choice through their premiums and also pays out to that charity after death. Kirsten Taylor,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at moneyblog
On Friday the latest version of the Quality Product Research database was sent to subscribers. QPRv107 is now also live on Quotemonster. This version includes the following changes: Update Business Expenses Cover New Sovereign Medical Wording and Rating New Unimed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at moneyblog