Weekly wrap: Insurance company releases premium-shrinking funeral cover
PLUS: A litigation lawyer who practised in Australia is named CEO of the Kiwi arm of an international insurer and a global insurance body is calling for balanced regulation to ensure economic growth.
Flood mitigation reaps five times return on investment
Two flood mitigation projects will bring economic benefits at least five times more than their cost, according to an analysis.
Industry may be reluctant to shoulder ebola risk
An Australian nurse who tested negative for the ebola virus has called for more to be done to stop it getting out of control, but the industry may be reluctant to shoulder such a catastrophic risk.
Industry body issues storm season warning
As cyclone season approaches, an industry body is urging policyholders to touch base with their brokers to make sure they have adequate insurance.
Five Minutes With...James Wallace, Wallace Risk Solutions
James Wallace, director of Wallace Risk Solutions, talks about getting his Australian Financial Services Licence, fighter jets and the immortal Iggy Pop.
Insurer CEO on acquisition aftermath: ‘There will be fewer roles’
An insurance company CEO has conceded that there will be fewer roles as the business improves processes but he stressed the insurer is committed to ensuring staff impact is minimal.
Insurers must be kept in know despite changes to police reporting rules
NSW police have made a string of changes to reporting road traffic accidents but this does not mean insurers should not be informed when an incident happens, an industry body says.
Travel insurance comparator adds to panel
An online travel agent, that offers insurance underwritten by Allianz Global Assistance, is now offering quotes on a growing comparison website.
Negotiation: when people are the problem
When a win-win outcome is impossible you need to know how to protect your business.
Insurer unveils new look underwriting arm
The CEO of an insurance company, that acquired a major underwriting business earlier this year, gives his first detailed interview about what brokers can expect from the combined business.