CEO Corner – Autumn 2018

Welcome to the Autumn RiskeBusiness edition.  2018 is shaping up to be another bumper year both for our industry and ALUCA as the life insurance industry continues to be buffeted by the winds of regulatory and corporate change.  ALUCA is committed to ensuring our strategies and organisation remain agile and adaptable to remain at the forefront of the life insurance industry.

On that note, ALUCA’s Board, subgroup chairs, ReB Editor, Secretariat Officer and myself convened last month to formulate and review ALUCA’s  strategic goals around our 5 strategic pillars and developed priorities for the coming year. It was extremely uplifting to be surrounded by such smart and passionate people all aligned to delivering on our business strategies.

We reviewed the latest member insights from the end of last year’s research which was valuable in helping us better understand what members want, the key challenges members identified for 2018 and to track our progress over the last 12 months .  We were incredibly heartened by the results with strong satisfaction scores and positive feedback. Thank you to all who took part in this. You can read more about these high level research results in this issue of ReB.

The business strategy meeting was highly productive.  We agreed on our key priorities for this year which included : continuing to promote ALUCA’s revised professional accreditation CPLI program (Certified Professional Life Insurance) making this as user friendly and accessible for all, launching ALUCA’s inaugural Life Insurance Excellence Awards Night on May 24th in Sydney, launching ALUCA’s biennial conference in Hobart from Oct 11- 13th, refreshing ALUCA’s rules – passed at the March 2018 SGM meeting, gaining greater awareness for ALUCA’s competency framework for underwriters, claims and rehabilitation professionals and rolling out webinars and more recorded video content for our overseas and regional members.

So another full year ahead! You will see we have a strong line up of state seminars  with 5 events in April. It was great to see many of you at the recent complimentary  NSW seminar in Sydney with GenRe’s global CMO Dr John O’Brien and the special global seminar with SCOR’s global thought leader Dr Daria Ossipova.

A reminder that nominations close for ALUCA’s Life Insurance Excellence Awards on April 11th so make sure you don’t miss out.  If you’d like to win an ALUCA conference package to Hobart then follow and connect with us on 2 of our social media platforms and tell us in 25 words or less why you’d like to win – entries close on May 13th and the winner announced at the Awards night. Read more about these in this ReB edition

We have also extended the special member amnesty upgrade offer until the end of September to give everyone more time to find and locate your credentials! Please also join with me in welcoming all of the newly accredited CPLI members that you can view in this edition of ReB.

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors for the 2018-9 period . We really appreciate your support.  Also a heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers and a shout out to all retiring Chairs/committee members too. You can read  the inspiring interview profile in this ReB edition with former ALUCA QLD Sub Group Chair Aaron Widt who was in this role for the last decade.

Finally, I’d like to leave you all with some heartening and inspiring words from Dion’s interview when asked about what excited him about our industry.. ” The role we play in supporting and helping our partners to make a positive impact on the communities we all serve and our collective social purpose of helping people in their time of need. …  Our industry has a collection of wonderful people who are passionate about what we do.” So true…

Amanda McKernan

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2018 Memberships

Have you renewed your 2018 ALUCA Membership?

Are you aware that we have higher accredited membership levels? Be rewarded and recognised for your Life Insurance experience, capabilities, leadership experience, underwriting, claims and rehabilitation qualifications with Certified Professional Life Insurance accreditation.  You can read more about this in the membership section of ALUCA’s website – or in the CPLI article click here…

Photos to be sent of each of the Award winners

CPLI membership – amnesty period extended to Sept 30th, 2018

Have you applied for an ALUCA accredited membership to become a Certified Professional Life Insurance member? Click here for more details.


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