Articles tagged "Life Insurance"

Letting Insurance Asset Data Speak for Itself

In late 2016, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) commissioned a paper on asset allocation trends of Asian life companies. Two FIAA’s who co-wrote the paper “Letting Insurance Asset Data Speak for Itself”[1] highlight its key findings here. 

New FSF format includes international guest speakers

The 2018 Financial Services Forum’s innovative format includes a focus on ‘big-picture’ plenary and keynote speakers.

Genetics - The Dialogue Podcast

The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores the broader future implications of genetic testing for society, medical professionals and the insurance industry, featuring co-author Jessica Chen.

Why is health insurance getting more expensive?

Positive reform of health insurance affordability in Australia is only possible if the root causes of premium inflation are understood. Here, Simon Lim of the Institute’s Health Practice Committee tackles this complex issue.

Actuaries Podcasts go live with mental health and insurance leaders

The Actuaries Institute has released its inaugural podcast series ‘Peace of Mind’, centred on its latest ‘Mental Health and Insurance’ Green Paper. The show, hosted by the Institute’s Acting CEO Elayne Grace, explores mental health conditions in the community, and discusses difficulties in diagnosis, underwriting, and claims management with the CEO of TAL, a Principal at Finity, and Co-Chair of the National Mental Health Commission.

The ADI 2007-11 Table in Practice

After attending last month's Insights Session on Australian Disability Income Table, Graham Kelly provides a comprehensive overview of the session that covered implementation, key learnings, strengths and cautions. 

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Thinking about life insurance through a genetic lens

Our ability to predict disease risk based on genetics is rapidly advancing. What does this mean for life insurance? Jessica Chen and Damjan Vukcevic share insights from their presentation at the Actuaries Summit 2017.

War Stories from Life Insurance Actuaries

Rickie Fong and Anna Byrne have prepared a recap of the recent insights session, 'War Stories from Life Insurance Actuaries', presented by Greg Martin, Richard Lyon and Grant Peters. The three presented a compact survival guide for fighting corporate wars.

Under the Spotlight: Helen Troup

In this edition, Managing Director at CommInsure, Helen Troup, discusses her upcoming speech on 'Thinking Differently about Customers' to the Actuaries Summit in May; how her actuarial training has helped her career; and what she finds interesting in her current role.

Are we prepared for the ‘futurist’ actuary?

Trang Duncanson reflects on “Futurist” Mike Walsh’s keynote speech at the FSC Life Insurance Conference and ponders our readiness for the near future ‘non-human’ actuary.

The evolution of disability insurance within superannuation

Disability cover has received considerable media attention recently which has led to significant analysis and review from superannuation funds and their insurers (and reinsurers) on several key issues. Here, Senior Consultants at Rice Warner, Geoff McRae and Andrea McDonnell, outline the issues and the future of this evolving provision.

Reinventing life insurance underwriting

After a frustrating visit to a financial planner to reassess his life insurance cover, Angat Sandhu considers issues in the life insurance underwriting process and how the industry might “retain the soul, but design a new body”.

A Claim Pairing Approach to Measuring Superimposed Inflation

There are many ways of measuring superimposed inflation. In this article, Aaron Cutter of Finity explains how to measure superimposed inflation by pairing claims that ‘look-a-like’ - a technique adapted from home price inflation techniques.

Under the Spotlight: Ilan Leas

Ilan Leas is the Head of Marketing at Pacific Life Re and Convener of the Life Insurance and Wealth Management Practice Committee. Ilan loves watching horror movies late into the night and thinks he would be one of the world’s experts on zombies if an apocalypse happens. Read on as Ilan gives us an insight into his personal and inspirational professional life.

Risk Culture Measurement

Sean McGing and Andrew Brown share their research and ideas on risk culture in banking and life insurance practices.

Dr Seuss on Life Insurance

Ilan Leas has a whimsical outlook, on how the future of Life Insurance connects to a Dr Seuss Book.

Managing Change in the Life Industry

John Trowbridge is calling for life insurance companies to create more innovative ways to interact with customers. Here, he outlines his recent address to the March 2016 FSC Life Insurance conference.

Editorial: Renewed Focus for Life Insurance Industry

Chief Editor Trang Duncanson reflects on the 2016 FSC Life Insurance conference and the need to work together to renew industry focus on customers.

Life Insurance Checklist Launched to Support Australian Women

Know Risk has launched a Life Insurance checklist aimed at supporting women to assess their needs and their families’ needs.

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