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If insurance was free, would there still be an underinsurance problem?
Nov 20 :: Even if price wasn’t a factor, AMP’s Chris Kirby argues that Australia would still have an under-insurance problem. This is why it is the industry’s... read more

Regulatory compulsion propels commercial insurance
Oct 26 :: Australia is the second largest advanced market in Asia for commercial insurance, not least because of regulatory requirements around issues of... read more

Premium rates for life cover sold by advisers in decline
Oct 26 :: Premium rates for life cover products sold by financial advisers fell by an average of 10 per cent across 11 leading insurance providers between... read more

Life insurers pay out $4 billion in 2011
Jul 01 :: The 10 biggest life insurers paid out just under $4 billion in claims in 2011 - up 11.4 per cent from 2010, according to research conducted by The... read more

Direct life insurance up but credit insurance flat
Jun 01 :: Overall direct life insurance sales have grown 11.3 per cent in 2011 and in-force annual premiums are up 10.9 per cent despite flat growth in credit-related... read more


Insurance Articles

Insuring against loss of income
An important part of stress-testing yourself involves imagining what would happen if your source of income were cut off.

If you've done... read more

Ask Questions – Save Money

I've been waiting for this call for a year or so. It's the one from a credit card company offering me insurance that will pay my minimum monthly... read more

Insurance fundamentals
Understandably, plenty of people find the complexities of insurance contracts a bit confusing if not a little daunting,  So here's a quick... read more

Disability Insurance vs. Health Insurance

When faced with the option of whether to purchase disability insurance, many consumers say no without fully understanding the consequences... read more

Women are the underdogs when it comes to insurance
Research released by the Investment and Financial Services Association in late September highlighted the fact that Australian women with dependent... read more


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Knowledgebase

Term Life Insurance: A life insurance that provides a cover for a specific period of time - usually one to five years or until the insured reaches age 65 or 70.