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Cigna will be offering new customers that purchase policies via a financial adviser will receive two months of free cover. Existing customers that increase their cover level through their adviser will have the opportunity to get the first two months... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at moneyblog
AIA NZ CEO Nick Stanhope has been selected for the annual Insurance Business Global 100 list. The Insurance Business Global 100 list acknowledges those making a difference in the insurance industry. Stanhope has acknowledged the work of the AIA team... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2022 at moneyblog
Financial Advice New Zeeland has launched Ignite, the 2022 conference. The conference will be a two day event held on 6-7 September at Te Pae Christchurch. Speakers include: Keynote Speakers Chris Riddell, Futurist. Optimist. Craig Hudson, Managing Director Xero Aotearoa... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2022 at moneyblog
nib has announced that members will be able to add the non-PHARMAC new Plus add-on when buying nib Hospital cover. This means members will have access to Medsafe-approved drugs not funded by PHARMAC. The add-on will also cover the cost... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2022 at moneyblog
Recently Partners Life held webinars explaining the features of the new Client Access to Personal Statement feature on the online underwriting platform MUM. For future reference, Partners Life has published a video explaining the new functionality and demonstrating how it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2022 at moneyblog
Partners Life has announced that Stewart Taylor will be leaving his current CFO role at ANZ Bank to join as the new Chief Financial Officer. Managing Director Naomi Ballantyne has said that she feels fortunate that Taylor is looking to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2022 at moneyblog
Southern Cross recently conducted a survey to understand ways New Zealand businesses can minimise the number of employees resigning. Participants were from different sectors and shared their views on job satisfaction, the best things about their jobs and the effect... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2022 at moneyblog
AM Best announced that Fidelity Life’s A- financial strength rating was under review after the upcoming purchase of Westpac Lie was announced last year. AM Best has confirmed that Fidelity Life’s A- rating will remain. Fidelity Insurance’s Standard & Poor... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2022 at moneyblog
nib foundation has announced a partnership with Clearhead, the University of Otago and Youthline as they all work to reach youth and young adults through digital platforms. Through nib foundation’s new Health Smart Grants programme each organisation has been awarded... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2022 at moneyblog
Fidelity Life will be helping farming customers affected by the flooding on the West Coast and the top of the South Island. Farming customers can apply for a temporary three month premium wavier. They’ll then be able to apply for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2022 at moneyblog
The FSC has announced that the FSC Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be hosting an International Women’s Day celebration in association with Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission. The event will be headlined by Hilary Barry and will also include... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2022 at moneyblog
Fidelity Life has announced that the next phase of integrating policies onto Tahi has begun. Platinum Plus, Platinum Plus Level and Mortgage Protector policies renewing from April to October have begun to be moved to the new policy management system.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2022 at moneyblog
Melanie Beattie leaves her current role as Head of Strategic Alliances to take on the newly created role of Head of Distribution. Bronwyn Kirwan has said that Melanie will be responsible for ensuring the distribution mix continues to provide customers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at moneyblog
Cigna has announced that they have partnered with HelloFresh to offer customers the chance to win a month’s worth of HelloFresh boxes. Customers will enter the draw when the adviser quotes a new Assurance Extra policy through the Cigna online... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2022 at moneyblog
Below is an interesting article that explores what digital advice is and looks at different digital advice providers as well as the future use of digital advice. “Only two firms offer low-cost computer-generated financial advice, despite it being available for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2022 at moneyblog
Partners Life has announced that advisers will be able to send clients secure links that allows them to complete their personal statements as part of the underwriting process. Advisers have the ability to track progress and can assist at any... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2022 at moneyblog
From 1 February, Cigna will be offering up to $30,000 of free critical illness cover to eligible customers. The cover applies to customers that take out new or additional Cigna Assurance Extra Life Cove worth a minimum of $100,000 via... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2022 at moneyblog
The FSC has announced that the upcoming Future Ready Advice Summit in Queenstown is now postponed. The Summit will go ahead in person once the country enters orange. In the meantime the summit will be held virtually on 17 February.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2022 at moneyblog
It has been announced that Chris Black, David Bridgman and Dr. Dwayne Crombie have been appointed as trustees on to the Southern Cross Healthcare board. Chris Black recently left his role as the CEO of FMG. David Bridgman was a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2022 at moneyblog
Southern Cross has launched the next instalment of the With You campaign. This campaign showcases employees of Southern Cross’ business customers working in different sectors. The campaign shows different tasks being completed to provide a glimpse into the work that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2022 at moneyblog
It is being reported that AIA group is considering selling legacy life insurance products in Australia. Resolution Life is reported to be the possible purchaser. AIA Group and Resolution Life have not commented. Manuel Baigorri and Harry Brumpton of Bloomberg... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2022 at moneyblog
RBNZ has announced that Sarah Owen, Kate Kolich and Greg Smith have been appointed as Assistant Governors as part of the refreshed structure of the executive team. Sarah Owen will begin her role as Assistant Governor and General Manager of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2022 at moneyblog
Head of Asteron Life, Grant Hill has announced that Asteron Life and its reinsurers have decided to monitor the long-term effects of COVID-19. Hill noted that they still need more data to ensure they implement effect underwriting processes. Similar to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2022 at moneyblog
nib NZ CEO Rob Hennin has shared insight into the decision for nib to acquire Kiwi Insurance. Hennin has said the transition reflects nib’s goal of providing greater access to personalised health risk assessment, treatment and care for members. Hennin... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2022 at moneyblog
AIA Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive and Managing Director Damien Mu has noted that recent times have been challenging but believes that 2022 will be different. Mu explains that the focus on overall wellbeing and lessons learnt in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2022 at moneyblog