SCT Rulings, Dominated by Life Insurance Complaints

The last quarter of 2012 financial year saw a great number of life insurance complaints filed at the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal. Telephone complaints coming from fund members totaled 2809 while the number of written complaints reached 627.   Summary of complaints with decisions by both fund trustees and insurers upheld by the SCT:   In…

Default Income Protection for MySuper

During Sydney’s AIA Australian Group Insurance Summit, result of polled 32 executives from 26 retail and industry funds and related consultancies was disclosed. It showed that over 50% of Australian superannuation funds will offer default income protection for MySuper. Representatives from BT Financial Group, REST Industry Super, Rice Warner Actuaries and Chant West responded differently…

Providers to Uplift the Under-insured Sector

Changes are about to happen to many fund members whose cost benefits have been overlooked by SMSFs. Over 20,000 clients under the self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) who have been under-insured will be offered automatic life coverage of up to $750,000. According to AIA Australia, this is the aim of insurance groups and financial advisers to…