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News, info, articles and interviews on all the topics important to you. 

Updating the mental health toolkit.

The Federal Government’s recent announcement of a $48 million dollar spend on pandemic mental health, gives you some indication of importance in managing and support positive mental health. Yet many Australians, for a variety of reasons, still don’t take it as...

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How do we talk about life insurance now?

One of the questions we’ve been asked by a lot of Advisers is, how do we talk about life insurance now? Has it changed as a result of COVID-19? Well, yes. Significantly. The role of Life Insurance hasn’t changed but many people are finding it much easier to imagine a...

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Emerging Trends – The Adviser of the Future.

Two common models in business, which can be seen across the Financial Advice market are the volume-based business and the value-based business. The volume business focuses on getting lots of clients through the door who have fairly simple requirements, it’s a...

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How much does it cost to have a baby?

If predictions are true, in 9-ish months we are going to be looking at a lockdown baby boom. But what is the true cost of having a child? We look at some of the costs that don’t normally get factored in. The figure could be the cold shower you need.   The true...

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Buying life insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In countries like the US and Thailand, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a rush of ‘panic buying’ for Life Insurance, and even here in Australia we are seeing an increase in policies (mainly in the direct market) as consumers rush to protect themselves and their...

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Scientific ways to make you happy!

There are a lot of tips and tricks to coping with life right now, but we have waded through them all to bring you the best ways to be happier - backed by science.  Spend money … on other people. ‘Prosocial spending’ is essentially buying things for other people and...

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Work from home like a pro!

With so many people working remotely we wanted to pull together some of the best tech to help you stay connect and get the most out of your day. Staying connected. Most people will have heard of Zoom.us, it’s a pretty great video conferencing tool that allows you to...

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Operational readiness. Ready or not?

When we published our research paper two months ago on the “future” of the industry, we pointed to the need for Advisers to be thinking about the cloud from an operational readiness perspective. Little did we know that the future was coming a lot sooner than anyone...

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Your questions answered on COVID-19.

As we navigate unprecedented events, we want you to know we’ve got your back. We have a number of ways we’re ensuring there is no interruption to our normal operations and no reduction in service. We’ve had a few questions about COVID-19 with regards to your clients’...

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Integrity operations and COVID-19.

As we navigate unprecedented events, we want you to know we’ve got your back. We have a number of ways we’re ensuring there is no interruption to our normal operations and no reduction in service. We've had a few questions about COVID-19 with regards to your clients'...

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Human centered product design. A new approach.

It’s not every day you get the chance to rethink an entire suite of Life Insurance products from the ground up. When Will Rogers (our Head of Retail Products) got the chance, he jumped at it. The guiding principles were to create a ‘best-of-breed’ product but with...

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An innovative product to keep kids at their school.

We know better than most the ripple effect that happens with a loss of life. On the families, friends and on communities. One area sometimes overlooked is when a parent with school-aged dependents passes away, the significant cost of maintaining school fees may mean...

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Consumption of alcohol & impacts on insurance.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently updated its guidelines on how to reduce health risks brought on from drinking alcohol. At 6,000 deaths per year* from alcohol-attributed diseases, it’s a significant problem for Australia. But, as...

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A discussion on Volunteers and Life Insurance.

Volunteering is an Australian tradition. Helping out your mates and being there for each other, especially in times of crisis, is part of our culture and way of life. Like most Australians I have been following the bushfires and have witnessed incredible bravery and...

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Perks over pay: get and retain the best talent.

Fancy a free massage at work? That’s what Google offers staff who nail a successful project. In California, Patagonia posts daily surf reports (and the odd company wide broadcast when it’s particularly gnarly) to encourage staff to run out and catch a wave in the...

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Six ways to beat seasonal stress this holiday.

As fun as the silly season is, it can also be stressful for many people. To help you along, we have gathered some great tips from some of the leading experts in Mental Health to help you out. 1. Think before you commit yourself.We can often perform tasks merely to...

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Exclusions while travelling at home and abroad.

As Australians get ready for the holiday season and families come together from across the globe, domestic and international travel increases. While it may not have occurred to you, this leads insurers to think about the risks associated with travel. To understand the...

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How to build an Award-Winning Adviser portal.

When we launched Integrity Life, there wasn’t a technology solution on the market that could do everything Advisers told us they needed. So instead of launching as just a life insurer (no easy feat) we also launched as a tech company. Even today, half of our company...

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Why good design matters in Life Insurance.

Our Managing Director and CEO, Chris Powell, was recently at a dinner, sitting next to the head of a large dealer group. He was chatting to Chris about our Adviser Portal and our next biggest competitors’ portal. He had decided to do a timed test between the two. Same...

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Understanding mental health and life insurance.

If you read the headlines, you can be forgiven for thinking that insurers don’t understand mental health. Certainly not the nuances between a ‘tough patch’ as a response to a normal life and a debilitating condition. With 1 in 5 Australians experiencing mental ill...

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