Monday, August 2, 2021

Insurer Offers Free Base Health Cover for Children

Health insurer nib New Zealand has launched a new campaign via its nibAPPLY platform offering free health insurance to children. The Kids Cover Free offer is available through nib’s adviser partner network and provides free...

FMA Helps FAPs Get up to Speed on Cybersecurity

The FMA has published an information sheet of principles and resources to help licensed FAPs develop their cyber resilience. The regulator says standard conditions for full financial advice providers licences include a requirement to have...

Health Insurer says Prevention is Better Than the Cure

Kiwi health insurer Accuro is working on a pilot programme with data analytics firm Montoux to identify early interventions that could help its members avoid major invasive surgeries. “This initiative with Montoux is another key...

Money Week Webinar Dates Announced

Financial Advice NZ launches Money Week on Monday 9 August with a series of daily webinars intended to start the discussion with New Zealanders on their financial health, wealth, and well-being. Topics to be covered...

Cigna Live to Provide Business Update

The second Cigna Live webinar is being held on 20 August and will be fronted by David Haak, the firm's Genera Manager – Distribution. Joining him will be ANZ's Chief Economist Sharon Zolner who'll share...

Asteron Life Launches New Brand Platform

Asteron Life has launched a new brand platform called Supporters for Life, which is designed to demonstrate how the firm works with clients and advisers. Grant Willis, the firm's Head of Life, says financial advisers...

AIA NZ Admits Misleading Customers – FMA Seeks $700,000 Penalty

Life insurer AIA has admitted making false and/or misleading representations to customers in proceedings brought by the FMA. The case was filed in the Auckland High Court and alleges three causes of action under the...

AFA Hires a Kiwi CEO

The Association of Financial Advisers in Australia has appointed Helen Morgan-Banda as its new CEO. Described by the AFA as an accomplished member of industry associations, Morgan-Banda joins the AFA from her current post as...

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Additional Benefits of Insurance Policies

An announcement by Cigna reminds financial advisers of the additional benefits their clients can draw on that are over and above the key purpose of their insurance policy. For example, Cigna's additional benefits for those...