Federal Budget should kick-start insurance tax debate

The Abbott Government's decision to cut billions from health and education is set to trigger a review of the GST rate, providing an opportunity for a national debate about insurance taxes. Last night's Federal Budget abandoned billions in future hospital and schools funding to the states, with the measures set to save the Federal Government $80b by 2025. The cut-backs are almost certain to … [Read more...]

It won’t happen to me!

Here are a few statistics to prove otherwise... Stroke – 1 in 6 people will suffer a stroke! (leading cause of long term disability in AUS adults). Heart Attack – A 40 year old has a 1 in 2 (males) or 1 in 3 (females) chance of suffering a heart attack before age 70. On average, an Australian suffers from a heart attack every 11 minutes. Diabetes T1– 1 in 25 people whose parents suffered … [Read more...]

Insurer hit with fines for misleading advertising

ASIC is continuing its crackdown on misleading advertising, fining an insurer $36,000 for breaches in its online and television advertising. Virgin Money was hit with three fines, relating to advertising that appeared on television up until May 2013, and online up until March 2014. The advertisements centred around Virgin Money's Quick and Easy life insurance product, with ASIC finding they … [Read more...]

Insurance for Medical Professionals

When it comes to protecting the livelihood of medical professionals, ClearView recognises that one size does not fit all. There are specific risks that you face on a daily basis that the general population may never face. ClearView LifeSolutions offers a range of cover types that include built-in benefits designed specifically with medical professionals in mind. Let ClearView help you...while … [Read more...]

Total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance

Being unable to ever work again due to total and permanent disability would have a serious emotional and financial impact on you and your family. Having adequate cover in place for such an event can help secure your financial future and give you peace of mind. Consider this... You have recently started work as a General Practitioner in a local doctor’s surgery after many years of study. You … [Read more...]

HFI will help you build a brighter future for your children

Unlike the world we grew up in, children today are born into a far more competitive environment. It is more difficult to get a head start in life, with education and specialisation now critical to job and income security. It’s therefore not surprising that many parents and grandparents want to provide an investment nest egg to give their children and grandchildren a platform to build an … [Read more...]

Are there alternatives to income protection?

Research tells us that 69% of Australians do not own income protection insurance*. This alarming statistic begs the question about what the alternatives are for those people who choose not to insure their income. The first factor to establish when looking at the issue of whether income protection may be worthwhile for your situation is to examine the potential loss that you may face if … [Read more...]

Hall Finance & Insurance Solutions – Early Stage Melanoma a condition covered under the Trauma Plus Option

Slip, slop, slap - Early Stage Melanoma Extra care for the country with the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. With summer well and truly underway, chances are you have been enjoying the great outdoors, especially while on your holiday break. With this in mind, organisations such as Cancer Council Australia have taken the opportunity to remind all Australians that protecting themselves … [Read more...]

Rising Cost of Claims

Rising cost of claims The amount of paid out to customers who make claims is the biggest single cost of any insurance company.Claims levels across Australia have reached unprecedented levels over the past year as a result of a spate of natural disasters. For example, CGU received 25,000 extra claims over the 2010/2011 summer period alone as result of events including cyclones and floods across … [Read more...]

Have you thought about insurance for your kids?

Have you thought about insurance for your kids?The social changes that have occurred over the last 40 years and the economic conditions that we experience today have created a unique situation for 45 to 65 year olds. Caught between the twin pressures of ageing parents and dependent children, they can rightly claim to be the ‘sandwich generation’. They may be better known as baby boomers – that … [Read more...]