Life Insurance Outlook Conference 2023

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Life Insurance Outlook Conference 2023

As the life insurance industry moves into 2023 it is facing an abundance of challenges, ranging from the profitability of individual disability income insurance to the future of the Life Insurance Framework in the context of the Quality of Advice Review.

Financial Newswire will present the latest market intelligence impacting the life insurance space from the question of which companies dominate market share through to a thorough analysis of declining life/risk adviser numbers and what this means for life insurers, advisers and their clients.

The conference will also examine the always challenging area of claims-handling and regulatory oversight.

The Financial Newswire Life Insurance Outlook Conference 2023 also brings together three of Australia’s top life insurance chief executives to discuss the future of the industry and the emergence of the new Council of Australian Life Insurers (CALI).

This represents an unparalleled opportunity to bring yourself up to date with events in life insurance and to prepare for the year ahead. You will also find out which industry products have been voted by your industry peers as the best on the market at our second Adviser Choice Risk Awards.

Registrations are open now.


The Winx Stand
Royal Randwick Racecourse
Alison Road, Randwick NSW 2031


Tuesday, 7th March 2023
10:50am to 4:30pm
Registration desk opens from 10:00am


TIMETuesday 7th March

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


  • Mike Taylor, Managing Editor and Publisher, Financial Newswire

Industry Landscape Keynote

Join newly-installed CALI chief executive, Christine Cupitt as she shares her outlook on the life insurance industry in a keynote speech, with a Q&A opportunity to gain exclusive insights into her thoughts on the challenges the industry is facing in 2023.


  • Christine Cupitt, CEO, CALI

Keynote: Market share and product performance

Dexx&R principal, Mark Kachor delivers a detailed analysis of the current state of the life insurance sector including which insurers hold the most market share and why they have consolidated their positions 


  • Mark Kachor, Principal, Dexx&R

Panel: The future of insurance inside superannuation

A panel of superannuation fund chief executives discusses the future of group insurance in the context of recent legislative changes and sector consolidation 


  • Russell Mason, Superannuation Lead, Deloitte
  • Ben Facer, Chief Strategy Officer, NGS Super
  • Darren Wickham, Head of Group Insurance, Zurich Financial Services Australia



Financial Adviser Panel: The Life Insurance Framework


  • Wayne Handley, CEO, Bombora Advice
  • Sam Bendeich, Life/Risk Specialist, Fitzpatricks Insurance Advisers

Keynote: WealthData analysis of specialist life/risk advisers

WealthData principal, Colin Williams provides a detailed (whitepaper) overview of the numbers of specialist life/risk advisers still operating in the profession and the disproportionate rate of decline over the past eight years 


  • Colin Williams, Director of Data, WealthData

Afternoon Tea and Networking Break


CEO Panel


  • Brett Clark, CEO, TAL
  • Simon Swanson, Managing Director, ClearView
  • Michael Rogers, Chief Life Insurance Officer, MLC Life

Keynote: Life insurance claims handling

Integrity Resolutions principal, Col Fullagar, provides an overview of life insurance claims handling and questions whether the necessary lessons have been learned in the wake of recent ASIC reviews 


  • Col Fullagar, Principal, Integrity Resolutions

Adviser Choice Risk Awards 2023 Presentation


Closing Remarks


Networking Drinks


Risk Company of the Year

Winner and Finalists

  • AIA Australia
  • WINNER: OnePath
  • Integrity Life

Individual Outside Super Products

Term and TPD

  • Zurich – Protection Plus Life & TPD Rider
  • WINNER: OnePath – OneCare, Life Cover & TPD Rider
  • Integrity Life – Here for You, Life & TPD Rider


  • Zurich – Trauma Plus
  • WINNER: Integrity Life – Here for You, Trauma Plus
  • OnePath – OneCare Trauma Premier

Disability Income

  • Integrity Life – Here For You, Income Insurance
  • MLC Life Insurance – Income Assure Plus
  • WINNER: AIA – Priority Protection Income Protection Core Flat 70

Business Overheads

  • MLC Life Insurance – Business Expense Platinum
  • WINNER: AIA – Priority Protection Business Expense
  • OnePath – OneCare Business Expense Cover

Inside Super

Individual Inside Super Term and TPD Rider

  • Zurich – Protection Plus Life & TPD
  • Integrity Life – Here for You, Life & TPD
  • WINNER: OnePath – OneCare Life & TPD

Public Offer Super Funds (Group) Disability Income

  • REST – Personal Superannuation (TAL)
  • Aware Super – Personal Superannuation (TAL)
  • WINNER: UniSuper – Accumulation Personal (TAL)

Public Offer Super Funds (Group) Term and TPD Benefits

  • Aware Super – Personal Superannuation (TAL)
  • WINNER: UniSuper – Accumulation Personal (TAL)
  • Equipsuper – MyFuture Personal (MetLife)

Individual Inside Super Disability Income

  • AIA – Priority Protection Income Protection Core Flat 70
  • WINNER: Integrity Life – Here For You, Income Insurance
  • OnePath – OneCare Income Secure Protection