October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021 | Adviser News

Ushering in a new era of life insurance


Welcome to the latest edition of Zurich Adviser News. It has been inspiring to witness the resilience of our adviser partners during these unusual and challenging times and I want to thank you all for the commitment and support you have shown to your customers and the community during this period. Things are finally looking up and there is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, there is a real feeling of optimism returning which is so nice to see.

At Zurich we believe that preventative health measures and the national COVID vaccine program is an essential part of the roadmap towards ensuring a safe and healthy community. We’ve proudly joined forces with other life insurers in an initiative to provide confidence and peace of mind around COVID-19 vaccinations and that even once vaccinated, their life insurance products will continue to protect and cover them as they have always done. Read more

October has seen the introduction of a number of product and legislative changes. It has been a busy period and a lot to absorb for you our advice partners. All the important information you need on the new design and distribution obligations and changes to duty of disclosure statements is available on our Zurich Change Navigator Hub.

The most significant change to our offering is the launch of our new income protection product Zurich Income Safeguard which is now on sale. We feel confident that our new solution is better suited to an evolving world, better aligned to community expectations and will deliver good value and certainty to your customers.  

Zurich Income Safeguard Brochure & Fact Sheet

To ensure you have the right tools, support and training to help guide you through the new landscape of legislative change, we have a number of webinars available on _ZONE Education > zoneeducation.com.au/latest

While COVID-19 has meant our lives have had to be different this year, some of the silver linings of lockdown include making more time for exercise, starting a new hobby, or picking up old ones. It is important to keep these good practices going as we start to head into holiday season. If you need any support on wellness and mental health, a reminder we have our ‘My Wellbeing Hub’ giving you access to engaging articles, fact sheets and guides to improve physical and mental wellbeing.

With the year coming to a close, we still have a number of exciting initiatives and technology solutions we hope to share with you shortly.

Until then, stay safe.


October 28, 2021

Introducing our new Income Protection product - Zurich Income Safeguard

In partnership with advisers, licensees and customers, we have taken a truly customer-centric approach to designing a new suite of products, making income protection easier to understand, more flexible and ultimately offering more certainty for the future. And for you as advisers, that means protecting your client’s biggest asset - their income - with even more confidence.

October 28, 2021

Using the power of partnership to promote young people’s mental wellbeing

In line with Zurich's commitment to support global and local advocacy on the importance of investing in mental health promotion and prevention, Z Zurich Foundation and UNICEF have recently launched a three-year partnership that aims to promote mental wellbeing among young people worldwide. The partnership aims to benefit more than half a million adolescents and caregivers across several countries and hopes to reach 30 million people worldwide.

October 28, 2021

Change Navigator - Helping you understand and adapt to the many significant industry changes

We hope you and your practice have been feeling supported with our one-stop knowledge and resource centre - Change Navigator. If you haven't had the chance to visit lately, you can find all of the latest information on the product solutions on sale, transition rules, compliance and reporting obligations, plus more.

October 28, 2021

Unpacking Insurance - Introducing short videos to empower your clients to take control of their cover

Insurance can be complicated and with the recent shift in income protection we want to make sure your clients have access to easy to understand and up to date information. These videos also offer your clients tips and tricks when reviewing their policies, and what they can ask you as an adviser - so they can feel empowered to take control of their cover.

October 28, 2021

Committed to improving accessibility of mental wellbeing programs in the community

We are pleased to announce we have renewed our partnership with Mr Perfect - a grassroots men’s mental wellbeing network encouraging conversation and connections across Australia. It’s our hope and strong belief that through participation in community programs like Mr Perfect, fewer Australians will reach a point of crisis in their mental health.

October 28, 2021

_ZONE Education - guiding you through professional development

To ensure you have the right tools, support and training to help guide you through the new landscape of legislative change, we have a number of webinars available on _ZONE Education. Our latest session, 'Talk to the Specialists' brings together our in-house specialists - anything and everything is on the table for discussion, from technical product queries, to questions about how the new IP contracts fit in to your ongoing advice recommendations.

October 28, 2021

Welcome Daisy Pearce to the Zurich Ambassador family!

As a pioneer for women’s sport and AFLW in Australia for many years, we are thrilled to welcome Daisy Pearce into the Zurich Ambassador family. Daisy is Captain of Melbourne Football Club’s AFLW team, is an award-winning AFL commentator for Channel 7 and SEN, a professional midwife and a mother of two. An inspiring leader both on and off the field, we look forward to working with her.