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 upgrades income protection insurance offer for 2012

Asteron life has recently announced a number of upgrades to their income protection insurance product. Previously known as “Asteron Lifeguard,” the updated portfolio will be known as “Asteron Life Complete” and includes revisions to their disability definition and the implementation of a three tiered approach to disability claims. Under the new policy there will be…

TAL income protection with critical illness benefits

Income protection insurance is essential for medical professionals to help them protect their family in the event that they contract an illness or injury which prevents them from working for a significant period of time. Having critical illness benefits on top of your standard income protection insurance could also mean a substantial increase in your…

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…

Exciting new improvements to MLC Masterkey Business Super

  MLC Masterkey Business Super has introduced some exciting new features to its insurance product. Integral to its new and improved product is the Best Doctors medical information service. This service was established in 1989 to help people with significant illnesses connect to a worldwide network of leading specialists, so that they can get access…