Investment Strategy

Insurance claimants give sobering feedback

The group insurance industry had a wake-up call at the 4th annual Group Insurance Summit yesterday, hearing from claimants about the slow, drawn out, and impersonal claims process and the debilitating experience it can prove to be. At age 32 Jay Allen, a former TWU Super member, was diagnosed with melanoma. An initial claim in […]

More mental health advice required

Six insurers have re-signed deals with a charity that aims to improve the wellbeing of Australian employees, as the cost of mental health insurance claims soars. Insurers AIA, TAL, Hanover Life RE, CommInsure, MLC and Beazley Group have signed three-year deals with SuperFriend, while MetLife has signed up for the first time. The deals come […]
Investment Strategy

Atkin defends Cbus union link

Cbus chief executive David Atkin has defended Cbus’ union relationships after a Liberal MP criticised potential conflicts of interest arising from union representation on boards. In a speech last week, Liberal member for Bradfield in the Australian Parliament Paul Fletcher said the union movement has a disproportionate degree of influence over Australia’s superannuation sector. “I […]