TAL wins award for life company of the year

Not all insurance companies are created equal as the recent announcement of TAL (formerly Tower) as the 2011 winner of the Plan for Life/AFA Life company of the year award demonstrates. This is the second year running that TAL has taken this prestigious award after a thorough evaluation process which also takes into consideration feedback…

Asteron Life Complete – new product offers

An exciting new product range has just been released by Asteron Life. These new products cover income protection, trauma protection and life insurance products and offer increased flexibility and added benefits for new and existing customers. One of the main changes to Asteron Life’s income protection products is the introduction of a new, three tiered…

More obligations | Superannuation Funds | Life & Income Protection Insurance

An amendment to the Exposure Draft Superannuation Legislation was released by the government in December 2011. Known as the Exposure Draft Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Obligations and Prudential Standards) Bill 2012, this amendment added a number of covenants to the existing legislation document and increased the scope of obligations for trustees and licensees of superannuation…

Life insurance held within your SMSF | The pros and cons

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) give people more control over their superannuation, and they can also hold personal insurance policies such as life insurance, total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance, and income protection insurance. There may be several advantages of purchasing life insurance through your SMSF, but there are also some drawbacks you may not have…