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'Hidden payments' behind life insurance rip-offs

March 29, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Industry rife with misconduct, report finds.

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Dodgy sales of life insurance lead to $1.5m in refunds

Feb. 6, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

ClearView closes its direct life insurance arm after ASIC's enforcement action.

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Lack of clear life insurance information costing consumers

Dec. 9, 2016 — Daniel Graham

CHOICE is calling for clearer product information so consumers can make informed decisions.

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Three glaring problems with life insurance

Aug. 3, 2016 — Daniel Graham

High-pressure sales tactics, legal discrimination and conflicted adviser commissions: life insurance still has a long way to go.

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Code of practice the only way to fix life insurance industry

April 27, 2016 — Daniel Graham

CHOICE is calling for tighter rules around how insurers operate.

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Life insurance - best inside or outside your super?

Sept. 28, 2015 — Uta Mihm

Premiums for life insurance that comes with your super fund have skyrocketed – so how do you find the best deal?

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Could life insurance be getting cheaper and better?

Aug. 3, 2015 — Ines Gruber

Life insurance advisers are facing possible changes in their commission structure - we take a look at the proposed reforms.

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Life insurance advice watchouts

April 7, 2015 — Andy Kollmorgen

Be sure your financial adviser has your best interests in mind.

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Do you have enough life insurance?

Feb. 6, 2015 — Andy Kollmorgen

Most of us probably don't have enough to keep our loved ones rolling in clover.

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Funeral insurance options

Nov. 24, 2014 — Uta Mihm

A warning - buying too early can be costly in the long run, so consider your options.

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Mental health and insurance

Aug. 19, 2014 — Andy Kollmorgen

Is the insurance industry missing the mark when it comes to mental health risks?

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