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Insurance

Mental health management plan ready for 2015

SuperFriend has joined forces with Australia’s seven largest insurers to find ways of reducing the incidence of mental illness among insurance claimants. The charity created by industry superannuation funds is currently helping to scope a project to kick off early next year that will have findings by the end of 2014. The imperative for the […]
Investment Strategy

End discrimination against mental health sufferers

Superannuation funds can play a key role in improving medical health care in Australia and closing a $20-billion hole in national productivity, according to a former government adviser. Speaking at a CommInsure | Conexus Financial seminar in Melbourne, John Mendoza, director of ConNetica and former chair of the National Advisory Council on Mental Health, said […]
CMSF

Early intervention key
to easing claims

There’s an endless tide of flow-on effects from the stark growth in the volume of claims across the life insurance sector. While it’s encouraging that more Australians are becoming aware of the availability of their life insurance benefits, the rise in disability claims in particular places enormous financial and societal pressure on funds, insurers, reinsurers, […]
Roundtables

Toward an end-to-end process for handling mental health insurance claims

Insurance claims for mental healthrelated illnesses are more complicated than those for physical injuries. Many of the problems relate to social attitudes toward those with psychiatric disorders. In this gathering of Industry Fund Forum members, legal and mental health experts, and group insurer CommInsure, an attempt is made to identify the extent of mental health-related […]
Roundtables

Toward an end-to-end process for handling mental health insurance claims

Insurance claims for mental healthrelated illnesses are more complicated than those for physical injuries. Many of the problems relate to social attitudes toward those with psychiatric disorders. In this gathering of Industry Fund Forum members, legal and mental health experts, and group insurer CommInsure, an attempt is made to identify the extent of mental health-related […]
Opinion

An industry fund initiative that nobody can knock

As financial services is dragged screaming towards the fee-for-service model, there’s been a lot of malice coming to the surface, not least that directed towards the industry funds, who are already largely there. That ill-feeling might manifest itself in a cranky response to APRA’s whole-of-fund super performance statistics, as useless as they admittedly are. Maybe […]
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