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How MetLife is Tackling Sustainability

Achieving Real and Sustainable Change for a Confident Future: How MetLife is Tackling Sustainability

In this era of heightened awareness about environmental and social challenges, companies are expected to be responsible stewards of the planet and its people as they work to deliver financial results.  READ MORE
Know what's in your heart

Know what's in your heart

Heart disease is a very broad term for many conditions that can affect your heart. While some elements of heart disease are beyond our control, in this article we’re focusing on heart issues that can be prevented or controlled.   READ MORE
Tele-PMARs: Rapid access to medical information to make informed decisions, faster

Tele-PMARs: Rapid access to medical information to make informed decisions, faster

Simon Dent, National Underwriting Distribution Manager, discusses MetLife’s latest underwriting service – tele-PMARs via Tele Report Retrieval – and how it enables faster access to medical information. READ MORE
4 Ways to Beat Stress

4 Ways to Beat Stress

With a long to-do list, plus family and work commitments competing for your attention, it’s no wonder you sometimes feel stressed. Here’s 4 ways from the 360Health team you  can start taking action to beat stress right now. READ MORE
Meet Julio Cagigas

Meet Julio Cagigas

Meet Julio Cagigas – an avid cook, keen boatsman, father of three young girls and now, the new Head of Retail Distribution at MetLife Australia. READ MORE
Superannuation Measures for Life Insurers and Corporate Partners

Superannuation Measures for Life Insurers and Corporate Partners

The Australian Government has announced several measures related to superannuation that impact life insurers and corporate partners. READ MORE
Meet Dr Jeffrey Scott

Meet Dr Jeffrey Scott

With over 25 years’ industry experience and most notably credited for creating the first terminal illness benefit for life insurance products in Australia, it’s fair to say that Dr Jeffrey Scott is a powerhouse of knowledge when it comes to all things life insurance. READ MORE
MetLife Protect and MetLife Protect Super Income Cover: Rehabilitation Expenses now paid separately

MetLife Protect and MetLife Protect Super Income Cover: Rehabilitation Expenses now paid separately

At MetLife, we believe that Income Cover is more than merely paying a monthly benefit to replace lost salary or wages, it’s also about providing your clients with the support they need so they can return to health, wellness, and work. READ MORE
The Objective of Superannuation

The Objective of Superannuation

Australia recently passed a very significant milestone - 30 years of compulsory superannuation. Yet, despite its existence for all this time, it might surprise many that there has never been a legislated objective of superannuation. READ MORE
Snapshot of the Retail Life Insurance Industry

Snapshot of the Retail Life Insurance Industry

Dr Jeffrey Scott provides a snapshot of the Retail Life Insurance Industry as at April 2023. READ MORE
Meet Dianna Goss

Meet Dianna Goss

Dianna Goss believes that financial equity for women is important and that financial advisers can play a crucial role in helping women to be financially literate. READ MORE
Meet Andrew Bridgland

Meet Andrew Bridgland

With over 40 years in the industry Andrew Bridgland has seen many changes but one critical factor remains: life insurance products can provide much needed security to Australian families, individuals, and businesses. READ MORE
Healthy Habits - How to move

Healthy Habits - How to move

Our MetLife 360Health "Habits How-To" series features tips, tricks, and activities to help you establish healthy habits and maintain them in the long run. Find out the benefits of moving and how to make it a habit. READ MORE
The recipe for healthy living: combining good nutrition with mindfulness

The recipe for healthy living: combining good nutrition with mindfulness

Dietitian and mindfulness expert Dr Tasmiah Masih (Tas) believes we would all derive enormous health benefits by integrating stress management into our everyday activities – particularly when it comes to our food choices and how we prepare meals. READ MORE
New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

These tips from the MetLife 360Health team can help you come up with New Year resolution ideas, make realistic goals, and stick to them for the year ahead. READ MORE
End of year tips

End of year tips

As the year comes to a close, the 360Health team shares some tips from Money by Design on how to reflect on the year that was and plan for the year ahead. READ MORE
Top tips for the festive season

Top tips for the festive season

The festive season can be a wonderful time to recharge from the work year, celebrate with friends and family, and prepare for the year ahead. But for many Australians, it can also be a time that is met with increased levels of stress, anxiety and loneliness. READ MORE
Unexpected Signs of Work Burnout

Unexpected Signs of Work Burnout

As we get to the end of the year mental health is top of mind for many of us, workplace burnout might be taking on forms that are harder to identify than usual. READ MORE
Looking for timely mental health support – your employer might be able to help

Looking for timely mental health support – your employer might be able to help

If you have tried to seek mental health support over the past two years, you might have found it hard to get the right advice and guidance and you’re not alone. READ MORE
Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle

In his role as head of insurance at Hostplus, Shane Fielding understands the value of insurance but it wasn’t until he sustained serious injuries in a bicycle accident that he realised just how valuable his MetLife Income Protection cover could be. READ MORE
The mental health benefits of routine

The mental health benefits of routine

MetLife’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Samuel Lim, explains the stress signs to look out for, how to bring positive mental health activities into your life, and where to get help if you’re feeling overwhelmed. READ MORE
MetLife experts bring diverse views to CMSF

MetLife experts bring diverse views to CMSF

At the most recent CMSF Conference in Brisbane, MetLife was delighted to participate in three often lively panel discussions around key topics related to the industry. READ MORE
The strong beat of your heart

The strong beat of your heart

Your heart is a muscle, and there are so many things you can do to make that muscle stronger. You may not realise how some bad habits can harm your heart over time—and how some good habits can help your heart perform like a champion. READ MORE
If your heart needs extra support

If your heart needs extra support

If you’ve already made lifestyle changes to keep your heart strong, your doctor will certainly encourage you to keep up the good work. But sometimes lifestyle changes alone can’t control or correct heart issues. READ MORE
Common myths about skin cancer

Common myths about skin cancer

There are so many myths and misconceptions about skin cancer, it’s hard to know where to begin!  READ MORE
Experimentation at MetLife

Experimentation at MetLife

At MetLife we recognise that experimentation is our pathway to continually improving our business and the experience of our customers. READ MORE
More than a bad day - Symptoms and types of depression

More than a bad day - Symptoms and types of depression

Does feeling less energetic or wanting to sleep and sometimes eat more sound familiar? But what does it mean if you’ve been feeling this way for a long time? Have you ever wondered if you might be depressed? READ MORE
DEI Month of March

DEI Month of March

At MetLife, we believe the key to a positive working environment is creating a collaborative community with diverse perspectives and a united vision. Throughout the month of March we are focussing on DEI at MetLife, with our Committee hosting events to help educate and increase awareness of diversity issues. READ MORE
Changing life stages and how they're driving interest in life insurance

Changing life stages and how they're driving interest in life insurance

A desire to provide a reasonable quality of life for loved ones has always been a logical motivator for investing in life insurance. Now more Australians are reviewing their priorities and paying increased attention to how much cover they have at each life stage. READ MORE
Grit, family love and an unlikely feathered friend helped Sam Bloom recover

Grit, family love and an unlikely feathered friend helped Sam Bloom recover

A devastating accident left Sam Bloom paralysed from the chest down. But the love of her family, an iron will and a little help from a baby bird helped her bounce back and find meaning in life. READ MORE
Triumph over adversity: the story of Paralympics champion Curtis McGrath

Triumph over adversity: the story of Paralympics champion Curtis McGrath

Paralympian, Australian Army vet and double amputee Curtis McGrath reflects on his experiences and how he learned that having goals and overcoming adversity are the most important things in life. READ MORE
Why life insurance is also good for your financial wellness

Why life insurance is also good for your financial wellness

MetLife’s latest Employee Benefit Trends Study reveals most people want long-term financial security, but they say it’s harder to stay on track with goals during these times. READ MORE
Dark Side of the Screen

Dark Side of the Screen

The MetLife 360Health team explores how screen time can impact our sleep. READ MORE
Self Care Top Tips

Self Care Top Tips

It is important that during stressful times you carve out some time for yourselves. Here are some tips from MetLife 360Health. READ MORE
Nutrition tips

Nutrition tips

We all know that diet care and healthy eating are essential to keeping our immune system functioning optimally, yet we do​n’t prioritise it when dealing with stress and isolation. READ MORE
Healthy Habits - How to thrive

Healthy Habits - How to thrive

Mental wellness is a process that we engage in proactively – it is not a static state of being – eMindful. These tips and strategies from the 360Health team can help you boost your mental health. READ MORE
Healthy Habits - How to sleep

Healthy Habits - How to sleep

When our sleep is poor, or we cannot get enough sleep, we may not function normally during the day when awake. When it comes to mental health, good sleep, a healthy diet and exercise are all critically important. READ MORE
Healthy Habits - Primer on Habit Formation

Healthy Habits - Primer on Habit Formation

Our MetLife 360Health "Habits How-To" series features tips, tricks, and activities to help you establish healthy habits and maintain them in the long run. If you’re interested in establishing healthy habits, it’s helpful to understand a few basic concepts: The Habit Loop and Motivation READ MORE
Insurance Inside Super – Top Questions

Insurance Inside Super – Top Questions

Your top questions answered about Insurance Inside Super. READ MORE
Insurance through super– how it works, what you need to know

Insurance through super– how it works, what you need to know

Most of us think of our funds as a way to save for retirement. But they can also be a source of low-cost cover. READ MORE
5 Things You Should Know About Life Insurance

5 Things You Should Know About Life Insurance

Life insurance can be your safety net when things go wrong. Here are some lesser known things about life insurance to help you make an informed choice. READ MORE
Insurance Inside Super: Important Things to Know

Insurance Inside Super: Important Things to Know

Most superannuation funds offer a built-in life insurance policy – also known as Insurance Inside Super (IIS) – to their members. Learn about its inclusions & benefits. READ MORE
Why Life Insurance Cover Needs to Change as You Grow

Why Life Insurance Cover Needs to Change as You Grow

Changing circumstances, rises or falls in income and whether or not the kids are still at home all affect the amount of coverage you need. Learn more READ MORE
Value of Life Insurance - helping superfunds educate their members

Value of Life Insurance - helping superfunds educate their members

It is more important than ever that we educate super fund members about the value of default insurance within their fund, so that they can make informed decisions about their cover. READ MORE
Communicating the value of life insurance to everyday Australians

Communicating the value of life insurance to everyday Australians

Communicating the value of life insurance to everyday Australians is important, but it’s not always easy. That’s why MetLife has released the Value of Life Insurance Report. READ MORE
What is life insurance

What is life insurance?

We explore everything you need to know about life insurance – and making the right choices so you and your loved ones are protected. READ MORE
Embedding an ethical culture in a new world

Embedding an ethical culture in a new world

How can we embed an ethical culture in this changing world? Pauline Vamos, Director of the Banking and Finance Oath shares the why and ways to embed ethics into your business. READ MORE
Underwriting Edge

Why MetLife's underwriting process works better

We have invested in our underwriting process to make it stand out from the competition. Find out how our communication and customer service-centric approach to underwriting can make life easier for advisers. READ MORE
MetLife is here to support you

MetLife is here to support you

Discovering she had income protection was some much-needed good news for Ms M after a breast cancer diagnosis. READ MORE
COVID-19: The industry challenges that lie ahead

COVID-19: The industry challenges that lie ahead

Dean Mulheron, Head of Group Product shares some of the key challenges and opportunities that face the industry. READ MORE
How much life insurance do I need?

How much life insurance do I need?

Life insurance is designed to give you peace of mind – ensuring your loved ones can cope financially if something happens to you. Here are tips for working out the right amount of life insurance to provide certainty for your family. READ MORE
Is income insurance worth it right now?

Is income insurance worth it right now?

You insure your home and contents as well as your car, but how much do you think about insurance that protects your income? Find out if income protection is right for you. READ MORE
Claims during COVID-19: the human experience is even more important now

Claims during COVID-19: the human experience is even more important now

Early in Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdowns MetLife case manager Courtney phoned long-term customer Chantelle to check in and share a claim update. Then she discovered Chantelle needed immediate help – and called her manager. READ MORE
When should I review my life insurance cover?

When should I review my life insurance cover?

When was the last time you checked on your life insurance and insurance inside super? Does your existing cover meet your current needs? It might be time for a review. READ MORE
TPD insurance inside and outside superannuation – Let’s talk tax and net benefits

TPD insurance inside and outside superannuation – Let’s talk tax and net benefits

Advisers are often asked whether or not a client should own their TPD policy individually (self-owned) or have it be structured via a superannuation fund where they are a member. READ MORE
How MetLife is making Life and TPD more accessible for over 45s

How MetLife is making Life and TPD more accessible for over 45s

Half of Australians over the age of 45 are financially unprepared. But they’re also facing modern challenges of higher mortgage debt, boomerang kids, and later retirement.  READ MORE
Life Insurance Explained in 60 Seconds

Life Insurance Explained in 60 Seconds

If you’re under 25, you’re bulletproof and don’t need life insurance, right? Unfortunately not. Find out in less than a minute why you need financial protection even when you’re young. READ MORE
10 tips for advisers

10 tips for advisers

Metlife’s experts share their insider tips on keeping existing clients, attracting new ones and growing your business in times of industry change. READ MORE
The retail claims process

The retail claims process

When it comes to making a claim, MetLife’s Peter Kelly says it’s vital your clients know you’ll be helping them with the hard work so they can focus on other things. READ MORE
Why advisers need to strengthen connections with their clients

Why advisers need to strengthen connections with their clients

Our research reveals financial advisers risk losing clients if they fail to demonstrate long term value of advice. READ MORE
Top 5 questions about Insurance Inside Superannuation

Top 5 questions about Insurance Inside Superannuation

We asked financial adviser Glen Hare about the most burning questions his clients ask about insurance inside superannuation (IIS) and what he tells them about making the right insurance decisions. READ MORE
1 July Changes to Insurance Explained

1 July changes to insurance explained

The new Protect Your Super legislation explained: What is it? Who will be affected? READ MORE
Protecting Your Super Legislation

What does Protecting Your Super mean for your insurance?

The new Protecting Your Super legislation (PYS) will turn off insurance cover for inactive superannuation accounts. MetLife’s Brian Jacobs explains what you need to know and what to do if you’re affected. READ MORE
Tips to communicate PYS legislation successfully

Tips to communicate PYS legislation successfully  

With the Protecting Your Super legislation 1 July deadline fast approaching, the time has come for superannuation trustees and life insurers to come together to implement the changes successfully. READ MORE
An agile approach

An agile approach

MetLife’s agile approach is seeing products rapidly evolve in line with client and adviser needs. Janhvi Chadha, Product Manager for MetLife Australia’s Differentiate Program, explains how the new approach works and why it has been implemented.   READ MORE
Why modular MetLife Protect makes sense

Why modular MetLife Protect makes sense

MetLife recognises that everyone is unique, so their insurance needs to be too. Meet the new modular cover you can tailor to match what truly matters for your client. READ MORE
Survey says: 7 lessons for financial advisers

Survey says: 7 lessons for financial advisers

Nothing succeeds like heeding client feedback. Our major survey of the financial advice sector reveals just what clients are looking for. READ MORE
How Much Life Insurance Do you Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do you Need?

We never know what’s around the next corner. But with life insurance, you can help make sure that whatever happens, your loved ones are financially protected. READ MORE
10 tips to get started with Life Insurance

What is underwriting anyway?

Underwriting simply means assessing risk. Find out more about what life insurance underwriters look for – and how this can affect your life insurance application and premiums.  READ MORE
10 tips to get started with Life Insurance

10 tips to get started with Life Insurance

Many people know they need life insurance, but they don’t take the next step because they’re not sure where to start. Here’s what you need to know. READ MORE

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