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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 job to... 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 Store.... 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 Investments... read more


Insurance Articles

Choosing A Disability Income Protection Insurance Policy
Most people do not understand that a disability insurance policy is a legal contract between the consumer and the insurance company. This article will help... read more

Comparing Income Protection Benefit Payment Periods
If you are serious about protecting your income, it is essential that you give real consideration to the benefit payment periods being offered as part of... read more

Insurance Claims - The Acid Test for Insurance Policies
How well a company handles this determines the real worth of their insurance policies that are being sold. read more

Top ten insurance questions
We get many, interesting questions from our subscribers each month about various aspects of insurance ... so we've compiled a top 10 list of insurance questions... read more

Things to Consider While Choosing Commercial Building Insurance
A commercial building is one where your business is housed. Whatever is the type of your business, be it manufacturing, sales, retail, or any service, there... read more

7 Things to Think About When Comparing Car Insurance
The range of car insurance options in Australia is impressive for a country of our size. It's easy to become overwhelmed given the number of companies... read more


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Insurance Claim: Notification to an insurance company requesting payment of an amount due under the terms of the policy.