Insurance

I wrote an article recently for Risk Adviser magazine, that I have recreated here for our subscribers. There are some significant changes afoot to the last bastion of advice commissions, and we’re getting a little concerned that advisers are being lulled into a false sense of preparedness by well-meaning, albeit inexperienced supporters. I’ve been very vocal in sharing our view that this does not mean the end for insurance advice, and that we may see an even stronger demand for professional risk advice, but I’ve also not sugar-coated it. Any adviser who currently receives up-front or hybrid commissions, be they risk-focused or provide risk in a broader proposition will find it challenging to make the changes necessary in their business. It will, however, be well worth it - as our experience shows us that the type of thought process and change required will have a dramatic impact on a range of areas of their business, not the least of which, their bottom line. Here is what was published in Risk Adviser…..

We've been busy these past few months, starting to work with advisers on how to handle the proposed Life Insurance Framework when it gets implemented.  Two weeks after receiving confirmation that the new government is supporting the industry-proposed new Frameworks, I thought it might be helpful to share a few free resources we've developed.

There’s a lot of discussion happening at the moment about insurance commissions, and their place in the advice industry. Setting aside the reactions that advisers will go out of business, and we'll worsen the underinsurance problem in Australia, when we get right down to the heart of the matter, the question evolves from ...
  • will clients pay for risk advice?, to
  • should clients pay for risk advice, to
  • why would clients pay for risk advice?
If you’ve ever questioned the value proposition when providing advice on insurance, read on…