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  • Australia: Think tank urges prosthesis market reform to make private health insurance more sustainable

    The prosthesis market in Australia needs major reform because private hospital insurance pays out more than A$2bn ($1.55bn) each year in benefit payments for prostheses, accounting for more than 12% of all benefit payments, says the non-partisan Grattan Institute, a think tank dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia's future.

    Asia | 02 Mar 2021
  • Australia: Compensation for customers who suffered because of fees for no service misconduct

    Six of Australia's largest banking and financial services institutions have paid or offered a total of A$1.24 billion (US$961.5 million) in compensation, as at 31 December 2020, to customers who suffered loss or detriment because of fees for no service misconduct or non-compliant advice, according to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

    Agents | 01 Mar 2021
  • Australia: Second COVID-related business interruption test case commences

    The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) yesterday welcomed the commencement of proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia to test the application of further issues in relation to pandemic coverage in business interruption policies.

    Asia | 25 Feb 2021
  • Actuaries Institute Australia gets a new president

    Risk management is a significant area of growth for Australia's actuaries as the private and government sectors and the economy and jobs market recover from the impact of COVID-19 according to Actuaries Institute of Australia's incoming president Jefferson Gibbs.

    Asia Risk | 24 Feb 2021
  • Australia: Insurers and builders pledge to improve sharing of info on housing resilience

    Both the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) and Master Builders Australia (MBA) have committed to working with the government to improve information sharing between the sectors, and to improving consumer information on housing resilience.

    Asia | 23 Feb 2021
  • Australia: Terrorism insurance scheme renews reinsurance programme

    Australia's terrorism insurance scheme, administered by the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) , has renewed its retrocession reinsurance programme for the 2021 calendar year. The A$3.475bn ($2.73bn) retrocession reinsurance programme, plus ARPC's net assets and the A$10bn Commonwealth guarantee, provides scheme capacity in the event of a declared terrorism incident, against commercial and eligible property assets of just under A$14bn.

    Asia | 22 Feb 2021
  • Australia: Competition watchdog outlines concerns over Aon-Willis Towers Watson merger

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has outlined some concerns over Aon's $30bn bid for Willis Towers Watson (WTW) to create the world's largest insurance broker.

    Asia | 19 Feb 2021
  • Australia: APRA monitors closely implications of court decisions on BI

    As Australian courts consider the effectiveness of pandemic exclusions found in many BI insurance policies, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has been closely monitoring the potential prudential implications of this issue, says the regulator in the "General Insurance" chapter in its "Year in Review 2020" report released recently.

    Asia | 18 Feb 2021
  • Australia: Compensation for financial advice related misconduct totals almost US$1bn at 31 Dec 2020

    Six of Australia's largest banking and financial services institutions have paid or offered a total of A$1.24bn ($962.5m) in compensation as at 31 December 2020, to customers who suffered loss or detriment because of fees for no-service misconduct or non-compliant advice, says the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

    Asia | 17 Feb 2021
  • Australia: Increasing scrutiny of a maturing superannuation industry

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) intends to intensify its focus on areas of the superannuation industry that will be familiar to the public and where it is clear there is more work to do - governance, underperformance and members' best interest.

    Asia | 15 Feb 2021


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