Feature Blogs

HAS YOUR INSURANCE AGENT BECOME A SECRET AGENT?

You met up with the agent or financial adviser. He was well dressed and courteous. Listened attentively and seemed to understand your every need. Rolled out the products effortlessly and walked you through every detail with patience and professionalism.

3 meetings later the wooing was all done – you sign the documents and hoped for it to be a lasting relationship. But you hardly hear from him again.

CALLING ALL SOVEREIGN & AIA POLICYHOLDERS!

If you're a Sovereign or AIA policyholder Vesta is now able to offer an automatic transfer to AIA's latest insurance policies. By transferring you'll receive better cover and the added advantage of multi-cover discounts. Not only that, if you join their health and wellbeing programme (Vitality) you also receive an extra premium saving of 10% on your existing cover.

You can make his change without providing any health information.


NEW LEGISLATION SET TO TRANSFORM THE INSURANCE ADVICE INDUSTRY

Did you know that your insurance adviser isn't required by law to have any qualifications, knowledge or experience? They could have been a carpet layer yesterday and be advising you on your insurance needs today.

New legislation that came into effect in November 2019 is set to change that.

IS NEW ZEALAND DRINKING WATER CAUSING CANCER?

A study showing a link between nitrate levels in drinking water and rates of bowel cancer should concern people living in areas of New Zealand where nitrates are high, write Mike Joy and Michael Baker.

In 2018, a Danish study reported a link between nitrate in drinking water and the risk of developing colorectal (bowel) cancer. This finding could have important implications for New Zealanders.

Earlier Blogs

A damning report on the life insurance industry

In January 2019 the Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank issued a joint report on Life Insurer Conduct and Culture. The report makes some damning assertions about the industry...  [MORE}

5 Reason why level life insurance for teens is a genius idea

Let’s get one thing straight. No child needs life insurance.
However, there are some very good reasons why making the tactical decision to buy life insurance for the kids is a smart move [MORE]

7 (less obvious) ways to fight your declined claim

You may have heard in the media last year about insurance claims that have been declined by insurers for what appear to be very poor reasons. In this article we will talk about why claims are sometimes declined and give an example of some of the recent advocacy work we've done to get client's claims paid. [MORE]

Funeral Cover - Is there a cheaper way?

If there’s one thing that can be guaranteed – it’s that there’ll be a funeral cover advert running throughout the day on most national television channels. It’s a popular and profitable market for most insurers because they know that older clients are keen to ensure there is enough cash available at short notice to cover their final expenses.[MORE]