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All the latest life insurance news and top tips to help you manage your life insurance.

Metlife busts life insurance myths in new report

MetLife busts life insurance myths in new report

Understanding life insurance is certainly not for the faint of heart. There are so many different terms to wrap your head around, not to mention the choice between superannuation life insurance and standalone cover. 

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Australia’s best life insurance revealed for 2021

Like many things in life, you can’t plan for everything and if you’re shopping around for life insurance to protect yourself and your family from the unexpected, then you’ll want to make sure you’ve considered all the factors when choosing the cover that is right for you.

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Protect your family with Australia's Best Life Insurer of 2020

Protect your family with Australia's Best Life Insurer of 2020

Life’s too precious to take shortcuts when it comes to life insurance, so taking the time to find the right policy is an absolute must. For many Australians though, comparing life insurance can be confusing and it's often difficult to know how to assess one policy against another or what levels of cover you really need.

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Apra resumes overhaul of income protection insurance

APRA resumes overhaul of income protection insurance

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced it will recommence reforms of individual disability income insurance (IDII).The intervention into IDII, otherwise known as income protection insurance, began in December 2019 but was put on hold in response to the global pandemic. 

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Life insurance that meets lifestyle equip super seeks change

Life insurance that meets lifestyle? Equip Super seeks change

Longstanding superannuation fund Equip Super will change how it manages life insurance from 1 October, 2020.Equip chief member officer, Tania Cumming said the changes will focus on increased flexibility and member input.“In reviewing insurance products and talking to our members, they were clear that they wanted insurance that responded to their lifestyle needs. And critically, they wanted us to deliver these options to them rather than them having to construct it themselves,” Cumming said.While some members will see their life insurance premiums increase, Cumming said the changes are designed to meet long-term needs.“Key to getting this right is working to ensure that our insurance products align to members’ lifestyles and financial aspirations as well as offering long-term value, rather than short-term changes. It is important that we take a balanced approach that is both affordable and sustainable.”

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