Watchdog targets dodgy life insurance products
The corporate watchdog is ¬prepared to prosecute some of the nation’s largest superannuation funds for high-cost, low-value insurance
- The Australian Securities & Investments Commission found funds failed to comply with a new code of conduct aimed at limiting insurance fees.
- ASIC is pushing trustees to take a more active role throughout the claims process, from claim lodgement to decision review and possible complaint.
- About 12 million Australians hold insurance — for life, total and permanent disability, and income protection — through their super fund.