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Recent Insurance News
Here is the story of one family's story about how private medical insurance was essential in diagnosing and treating colon cancer. 'Private medical insurance is the only reason my husband is still here, as at 36 years old he was too young to qualify for public screening programs.' Click here to read more.
This story about a denied claim looks to feature questions of insurable interest.Link.
Here is an interesting article by Andy Symons titled 'What if financial services had ingredients on the product’s packet?' 'Whether it’s for ethical reasons, an allergy or to stay true to a diet, checking the ingredients label when out shopping at the supermarket is now as common as having a bank account. But what if banks were required to put the ingredients on the labels of their products and services?' Okay, that's not strictly about insurance, but it is topical. Are you okay with your KiwiSaver investing in the shares of manufacturers of cluster munitions?
Common Advised Versus No-Advice Underwriting Issues for Life Insurance
Alan Rafe, CEO of Quality Product Research Limited recently produced a discussion document and talk comparing advised+underwriting and non-advised/no-underwriting processes. You can get the full presentation below.
Advised-Underwritten Insurance versus Non-advised+non-underwritten products from Chatswood Consulting Limited
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