Jeff Humphreys

Investment Strategy

Widespread call for hybrid TPD/IP insurance cover

Funds, insurers and consultants are calling for the creation of an insurance product that sits half way between TPD cover and income protection. Speakers and delegates at the third annual Conexus Financial/ AIA Group Insurance Summit, held in Sydney, found common accord not only that TPD was a major cause of soaring premiums, but it […]
Unintentional

Debate: Favouring IP over TPD

The following people met recently to discuss the sustainability of insurance. Jeff Humphreys, principal, CHR Consulting; Linda Winterbottom, senior rehabilitation specialist, CommInsure; Bernard O’Connor, company secretary, NGS; Helen Hewett, executive officer, Industry Funds Forum; Colin Cassidy national insurance manager, HOSTPLUS; Frank Crapis, head of industry funds, Comminsure; Margo Lydon, chief executive, SuperFriend and Russell Mason, […]
Unintentional

Sustainable insurance at last?

NGS Super has delivered a tailored insurance offer to its members that keeps premium rises under control and offers a sustainable three year deal for members and the insurer. Cheaper more APRA compliant, more tailored for members, a three year agreement with the insurer and a better financial settlement for those who make a claim. […]
Roundtables

Tackling lawyer led insurance claims

Some of the most influential people in the group insurance space met in Sydney in March to discuss the sustainability of the sector. The group discussed initiatives to limit lawyer-led insurance claims and to improve data standards. The superannuation member who makes a total and permanent disability (TPD) claim through a lawyer and ends up […]
Hedge Funds

Group insurance grapples with change

A combination of greater regulatory requirements, higher data standards and an increasing number of claims in group insurance have caused premiums to rise. According to a recent Conexus Financial/CommInsure roundtable, higher premiums are consequently here to stay. The Prudential Standard SPS 250 requires insurance records going back at least five years, covering claims, membership, the […]