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Insurance News

If insurance was free, would there still be an underinsurance problem?
Nov 20 :: Even if price wasnít a factor, AMPís Chris Kirby argues that Australia would still have an under-insurance problem. This is why it is the industryís... read more

Regulatory compulsion propels commercial insurance
Oct 26 :: Australia is the second largest advanced market in Asia for commercial insurance, not least because of regulatory requirements around issues of professional... read more

Premium rates for life cover sold by advisers in decline
Oct 26 :: Premium rates for life cover products sold by financial advisers fell by an average of 10 per cent across 11 leading insurance providers between December... read more

Life insurers pay out $4 billion in 2011
Jul 01 :: The 10 biggest life insurers paid out just under $4 billion in claims in 2011 - up 11.4 per cent from 2010, according to research conducted by The Risk... read more

Direct life insurance up but credit insurance flat
Jun 01 :: Overall direct life insurance sales have grown 11.3 per cent in 2011 and in-force annual premiums are up 10.9 per cent despite flat growth in credit-related... read more

NSW Insurance broker suspended
May 22 :: A Menai-based insurance broking firm has had its licence suspended for seven months following surveillance conducted by the Australian Securities and... read more


Insurance Articles

Why life insurance is a necessity in tough times

With household budgets being squeezed, and consumer confidence weak, many families are wondering whether life insurance is something they... read more

Bird Flu: What your insurance company hasn't told you!
Given that Public health officials and organisations around the world remain on high alert because of increasing concerns about the prospect of an influenza... read more

Loss of income insurance: Case Study

Rebecca is a single, self-employed graphic designer who works from home. Aged in her mid-30s, she has monthly commitments of a mortgage and car... read more

The Weird and Wonderful World of Insurance
We came across this amusing (but true) insurance story with an interesting twist. Only in America! read more

Purchasing Business Insurance for the First Time? Things You Need to Know
Having adequate business insurance is primary to every business, regardless of its size, geographic location or product it offers. While running a... read more

Difference Between Public Liability, Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance
Business liability insurance is tailored to protect your business against the cost of litigation and claims resulted from third party damages or bodily... read more


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Knowledgebase

Term Life Insurance: A life insurance that provides a cover for a specific period of time - usually one to five years or until the insured reaches age 65 or 70.