AAMI joins coalition on disability representation in advertising   – Insurance News

Suncorp brand AAMI will have its iconic jingle re-recorded by professional singer and disability advocate Lara Nakhle as part of a commitment to a cross-industry effort to increase representations and inclusion of Australians with disability in advertising and media.    The coalition, which includes brands such as ANZ and Kia, was launched as part of … Read more

Insurance House Advance appoints development manager  – Insurance News

Insurance House Advance has appointed Vadd Moeung to the new role of Development Manager as it looks to expand its team and the support capabilities offered to partners.  Mr Moeung joins from Allianz SA where he has been managing and supporting brokers across Steadfast and Austbrokers for more than eight years.  “We are very fortunate … Read more

Sedgwick unveils capability program in Australia  – Insurance News

Sedgwick has launched a “capability framework” program for Australia, setting out the technical and behavioural skills required to be an effective property loss adjuster.  The program offers a strong and detailed understanding of industry best practices and Sedgwick hopes to advance the development of all professionals in the sector, regardless of their experience level.  “Enabling … Read more

FSC names board additions   – Insurance News

The Financial Services Council (FSC) has appointed AMP CEO Alexis George and BT Financial Group CEO Matt Rady to its board.   Mr Rady has led BT since 2021, during which time the company has introduced its Asgard and BT Panorama platforms. His previous experience includes tenures at Allianz Retire+, Macquarie Group, and tech service … Read more

ANZIIF crowns Making a Difference life winner  – Insurance News

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has awarded this year’s Making a Difference Award for life insurance to Swiss Re Claims Service Manager Lucy Hartley.  The award was presented at the Group Life Seminar in Sydney earlier this month.    Sydney-based Ms Hartley was praised for her proactive and holistic … Read more

ClearView names banker to fill new chief of staff role  – Insurance News

Life insurer ClearView Wealth has hired Sharon Leong to fill the newly created position of Chief of Staff, reporting to MD Nadine Gooderick.  Ms Leong was most recently with Bank of Queensland, as Executive Business Manager to the Group Executive, Retail Banking and CEO ME Bank.  Before Bank of Queensland Ms Leong held a number … Read more

CBA CCI settlement gets nod  – Insurance News

The Federal Court of Australia has approved a $50 million settlement of a class action brought against Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) over consumer credit insurance (CCI).  The lawsuit, brought by law firm Slater and Gordon, related to CCI for credit cards and personal loans sold between 2010 and March 7 2018.  In November, CBA … Read more

Cyber breach notification rate drops 16%   – Insurance News

There were 409 notifications of data breaches lodged in Australia in the six months to June, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) says, down 16% from 486 in the corresponding period a year earlier.  Malicious or criminal attacks were behind 70% of data breaches – the leading cause.  The insurance sector reported 25 … Read more

icare finalises introduction of six claims service providers  – Insurance News

NSW state-owned insurer icare says six claims service providers are now supporting workers and employers following changes announced last year to expand choice and improve the performance of the scheme.  Allianz, DXC Technology, EML, Gallagher Bassett, GIO and QBE are managing claims for the Nominal Insurer scheme under the new claims model.   Group Executive … Read more

ICWA contacts claimants affected by cyber attack  – Insurance News

The Insurance Commission of WA (ICWA) says it is working with just over 300 motor injury insurance claimants affected by a cyber attack earlier this year.  Law firm HWL Ebsworth, which provides legal services to ICWA, reported the cyber-incident in May, which involved ransomware and publication of stolen data on the dark web.   ICWA, … Read more