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  • Australia: Moratorium on genetic test results to be binding life industry standard

    From 1 July 2019, the Financial Services Council (FSC) will enact the moratorium on life insurance genetic test results as a binding standard, following stakeholder feedback on the FSC Life Insurance Code of Practice consultation.

    Asia | 26 Mar 2019
  • Reinsurance broker in expansion drive

    As Aon continues to expand within the Western Australian (WA) market, it has appointed Ms Charlotte Hood as a principal consultant in its WA resources team.

    Latest News | 25 Mar 2019
  • Aon appoints Grant Rovelli as regional director for Australia

    Aon Australia has appointed Mr Grant Rovelli as a director for south-east Queensland, where he will lead a team of 47 staff across eight branches in the region and report to Mr Kevan Johnston, managing director (commercial). Mr Rovelli will also join the commercial leadership team.

    People | 22 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Mental health ranks 3rd in top 10 causes of life claims

    The Financial Services Council (FSC) has highlighted new life insurance data on mental health as part of a four-year, industry funded data project at its annual Life Insurance Conference in Sydney yesterday.

    Asia | 22 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Regulator urges insurers to move from awareness to action on climate change

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will increase its scrutiny of how insurers, banks and superannuation trustees are managing the financial risks of climate change to their businesses.

    Asia | 21 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Health insurance costs top household worries for the 1st time

    Health insurance has overtaken electricity as the main household cost concern in the latest quarterly survey of more than 1,000 Australians by CHOICE, the leading consumer advocacy group in Australia. This is the first time health insurance costs is the topmost concern for households since the survey began in 2014.

    Asia | 20 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Govt mulls mandatory plan for access to vehicle service and repair data

    The government is considering the design of a mandatory scheme for access to motor vehicle service and repair information. The objective is to enable consumers to have their vehicle repaired by the repairer of their choice who can provide professional and safe service and repair services.

    Asia | 19 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Frequency of extreme hot days rising

    The Australian Actuaries Climate Index, updated for the first time since its launch in late 2018, shows that the number of extreme hot days was above historical levels in both winter and spring 2018, and that portions of Australia remained extraordinarily dry showing distinct signs of drought.

    Asia | 18 Mar 2019
  • Regional director appointed for Australian broker

    Aon Australia has appointed Mr Grant Rovelli as a director for south-east Queensland, where he will lead a team of 47 staff across eight branches in the region and report to Mr Kevan Johnston, managing director (commercial). Mr Rovelli will also join the commercial leadership team.

    Latest News | 15 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Zurich in alliance to strengthen capacity in M&A insurance

    Zurich Australia Insurance has announced a new underwriting agency partnership that will boost its capacity in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) insurance space.

    Asia | 15 Mar 2019


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