When you take out life insurance, it’s important that you get the highest standards of service in all your dealings with us.
That’s why we have adopted the Life Insurance Code of Practice. It’s the life insurance industry’s commitment to mandatory customer service standards and it’s designed to protect you, our customer.
The Code sets out the life insurance industry’s key commitments and obligations to customers on standards of practice, disclosure and principles of conduct for their life insurance services, such as being open, fair and honest. It also sets out timeframes for insurers to respond to claims, complaints and requests for information from customers.
The Code covers many aspects of your relationship with us, from buying insurance to making a claim, to providing options if you experience financial hardship or require additional support. It is monitored by an independent committee, to ensure effective compliance by life insurers. Insurers can be sanctioned if they do not correct breaches of the Code.
Zurich Australian Insurance Limited is a signatory to the General Insurance Code of Practice (the Code) and supports the Code.
The objectives of the Code are:
The Code Governance Committee is an independent body that monitors and enforces insurers’ compliance with the Code.
Further information about the Code or the Code Governance Committee and your rights under it is available at https://insurancecouncil.com.au/cop/ or by contacting Us.
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We endeavour at all times to provide our customers with the highest levels of service and professionalism – we recognise that use of suppliers and third parties is critical to this objective. Accordingly, Zurich uses a sustainable sourcing framework based on three core pillars that incorporate social, environmental and ethical values, to select the right suppliers to partner with. More information can be found in Zurich’s Supplier Code of Conduct below.
Zurich is committed to combating modern slavery and human trafficking in all its forms. To fulfil this commitment, Zurich has taken critical steps to identify and manage modern slavery risks. These steps are reinforced by the values Zurich upholds in our organisation and across our supply chain, such as protection of vulnerable people and a commitment to the preservation of human rights.
Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited has developed its first Modern Slavery statement. Zurich’s 2020 Modern Slavery statement, prepared in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018, describes the processes that that Zurich has taken to address modern slavery risk in both our operations and supply chains, and our continued efforts in uplifting our practices to meet newly identified and heightened modern slavery risks.
Zurich’s mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk.
Our product oversight and governance arrangements are designed to bring products and propositions to market that:
Before selling or distributing a product, Zurich develops its products and propositions:
In addition to assessing our products and propositions as suitable for sale and distribution on their introduction, Zurich monitors and reviews our products and propositions on an ongoing basis to check that they remain appropriate for customers’ objectives, financial situation and needs.
Where necessary, Zurich modifies or withdraws a product or proposition if it does not meet our criteria.