CEO Corner Winter 2019

Welcome to the Winter edition of RiskeBusiness. It’s been another strong quarter with many ALUCA events successfully held including the Rehabilitation Professional development days and the annual ALUCA Life Insurance Excellence Awards night held in Melbourne at the stunning Arts Centre.

Thank you to our sponsors and all who contributed to ALUCA’s Life Insurance Excellence Awards. Congratulations again to all ALUCA Award finalists and winners. It was a very positive and affirming night to recognise, in the face of the industry challenges – all that is good in the industry and the incredible talent that was showcased. You can read more about the night including the winners and finalists in this edition of ReB. Next year ALUCA’s Life Insurance Excellence Awards night will return to Sydney and will be held on Thursday May 21st at Darling Harbour. Save the Date!

ALUCA is currently working hard to ensure we continue to deliver on our purpose and strategy to educate and professionalise the life insurance industry. There has never been a more important time for this. ALUCA is committed to providing on-going educational and informative events with the support of our sponsorship partners. We strongly encourage all ALUCA members to be recognised for their professionalism and ongoing education via ALUCA’s Certified Professional Life Insurance (CPLI) accredited membership program that was successfully launched in November 2017. Our education panel met this June and approved another 20 accredited members – congratulations to them all. The Education panel will meet again in late September.

ALUCA’s strong and continued focus on education has led to ALUCA exploring a number of different educational options and opportunities to potentially provide members award level educational qualifications. This will be explored more with our key stakeholders and partners before discussing this at ALUCA’s strategy planning day in August. We’d love to hear from any members who would like to share their views about this.

We have also now completed the update and revision of ALUCA’s Life Insurance competency framework that now includes many of the regulatory changes and updates from the last 18 months. Thanks again to ALUCA Life Member and former Executive Officer, Tony O’Leary for doing this.

In August we’ll be holding our platinum sponsored ALUCA Executive Leaders Forum at NSW Parliament House on Thursday August 8th. This is an exclusive and intimate, invitation only event for Senior life insurance leaders and their Heads of Claims, Underwriting and Rehabilitation to all come together. We’re delighted that we’ll be joined on the day by Brett Clark Group CEO and Managing Director from TAL and Andrew Gill, Managing Director, Pacific Life Re Australia.  We will explore amongst other topics how as an industry we need to raise professional standards and what measures we can undertake to rebuild community trust, pride and confidence in our industry.

A reminder that this year we have our State Professional development days, affectionately known as MiniLuca’s.  The dates for each are as follows: WA – Thursday 22nd August,  SA – Friday 6th September, QLD – Thursday 12th September, NSW – Wednesday October 16th and VIC – Thursday 17th October. Save those dates in your diary to make sure you don’t miss out.

You will also see in this edition of ReB that applications for the 2019 ALUCA TurksLegal Scholarship are opening and the winners will be announced at the NSW PD day on October 16th.   We are also delighted to share that the ALUCA MLC Monash award is also open for final year Monash Allied health students which you can also read more about in this edition of ReB.

I look forward to seeing you at an ALUCA event or connecting via ALUCA’s social media platforms.

All the very best,

Amanda McKernan

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