August 04, 2020

August 04, 2020 | Adviser News


COVID-19 Stimulus packages - Adviser resources

With the pandemic response in Australia evolving rapidly, it’s easy to lose track of the latest information. We’ve been monitoring the situation and have developed resources to support you so you can focus on helping your clients.

COVID-19 Stimulus Packages Repacked webinar

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has led to several changes to financial support measures, and introduced new initiatives to drive growth in certain sectors. With interest once again increasing on what these changes will mean, Adam Crabbe from Zurich’s Risk Strategy Specialist Team, will be hosting a second webinar event, this time focusing on how the various schemes have changed, what new initiatives have been unveiled, and most importantly, what advice opportunities exist from the amended stimulus measures. You can register for the webinar today at www.afa.asn.au/event/covid-19-stimulus-packages-repacked

NEW JobKeeper extension Factsheet

On 21 July 2020, the government announced a tapered extension of the JobKeeper Payment subsidy. The JobKeeper Payment, which was originally due to expire in late September this year, will now continue to be available to eligible businesses (including the self-employed) and not-for-profits until 28 March 2021, but with some important modifications. Find out what these are in our Factsheet now.

You can also still check for information on other key areas of government assistance around COVID-19 on our Government assistance for Australians in financial stress webpage: zurich.com.au/advisers/news/adviser-news/2020/government-assistance-for-australians-in-financial-stress.html
 

We will continue to monitor developments as they arise, but as always, please reach out to your Zurich or OnePath representative if you have any questions on the above.

August 07, 2020

Our commitment to our partners and customers remains unwavering

We are reaching out to see how we can best support those impacted by Stage 4 lockdowns, and I urge you to reach out to your BDMs if you need support. We have resources available for you to use and a collection of articles and tools available to share with your staff and your customers. The Zurich and OnePath team are here for you if you need support.

August 07, 2020

The Zurich Adviser Portal just got smarter and more seamless

The Zurich Adviser Portal gives advisers ultimate efficiency when dealing with an insurer – and with our latest enhancements it’s smarter and more seamless than ever before.

August 07, 2020

There’s no 'I' in team…but there is an 'm' and an 'e'

What attributes make a strong and successful team? Do you strive for a ‘team of champions’ or a ‘champion team’? Tackle Your Feelings Program Psychologist Luke Jankie takes a look into the psychology theory around this age old question and draws from the recent Michael Jordan documentary ‘The Last Dance’.

August 07, 2020

Key findings of CALI’s Challenges confronting the Australian Life Insurance research released

New research by industry campaign Choice & Access to Life Insurance (CALI) warns that if governments and regulators fail to act, then underinsurance will continue to increase across parts of the community as access to advised life insurance becomes further limited. Zurich and OnePath were key contributors alongside a consortium of other life insurers...

August 07, 2020

The Ages and Stages of Gut Health + A Self-care Massage

When it comes to learning about gut health, and how to give your digestive system what it needs, it’s helpful to understand how a healthy gut microbiome is formed.

September 07, 2020

Economic Update: COVID-19

Weekly Macro & Markets View