Almost one in three adult New Zealanders (over 15 years) is obese, and one in ten children. New Zealand has the third highest adult obesity rate in the world,...
Obesity has officially overtaken tobacco as a leading cause of death in NZ.
October 11, 2017 by Jane
Happy International Day of Older Persons!
September 27, 2017 by Jane
Sunday 1 October is the ‘International Day of Older Persons’. A day we celebrate those who have lived long and all that they have to offer us. ...
What happens with my life insurance after I die?
September 13, 2017 by Jane
When you take out a life insurance policy, it’s for the benefit of those you leave behind. You want to make sure your loved ones are taken care...
What did the buffalo say to his son when he left for college?
August 29, 2017 by Jane
Bison! Love them or hate them, Dad jokes can give you the giggles even when they’re terrible.
Crowdfunding or Insurance – which would you choose?
August 27, 2017 by Jane
We all want to help our friends in times of tragedy. Sometimes we are also drawn to help people we have never met. Everyday day we read about misfortunes in...
Mindfulness - more than just a buzzword
August 03, 2017 by Debbie Schultz
Training in mindfulness techniques has been proven to create new pathways in the brain that increase our ability to be more focused and less...
Cancer now more common than getting married or having a first baby
July 26, 2017 by Jane
Research from the UK suggests that developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby. In the UK more than 350,000 cancers are diagnosed each...
I'm Young and Single - Why Should I Take Out Life Insurance Today?
July 11, 2017 by Jane
It's true that young, healthy adults are at very low risk of death. Sure, accidents can happen or you might end up being among the unlucky few that develops a...
Emirates Team New Zealand - the risks were worth taking!
June 30, 2017 by Michelle
It is a brilliant thing that Emirates Team New Zealand have managed to pull off. Let’s bask in the glory of winning something that challengers are set up to...
What do you mean, insurance for adult children?
June 14, 2017 by Jane
At some point our children will start to spread their wings, launch into their own lives and, importantly, become financially independent. Thinking about insurance is part of being...
What do I need to think about for my family’s future?
May 29, 2017 by Kerry
There are a lot of things that need organising to make sure that your family is well protected if the unexpected did happen, and you were no longer around. ...
Why would I need life insurance?
May 08, 2017 by Michelle
If you have someone who might be dependent on you now, or be a significant part of your life in the future, then you probably want to protect their...
Isn’t Income Protection Insurance the same as Health Insurance?
April 05, 2017 by Michelle
We were asked this question by a customer the other day – and the answer is no! Income Protection insurance can help by providing you with a regular monthly payment to...
Can I get Income Protection cover if I’m self-employed?
March 06, 2017 by Kerry
Making sure that you have protection if you can’t work if you are ill or injured is particularly important if you’re self-employed as you are likely to have...
What’s your most important asset?
March 03, 2017 by Michelle
Would you say it is your house, your car, boat? Or would it be your sense of humour, natural sense of optimism, or your outgoing personality. ...
Is Income Protection the same as Trauma Cover?
February 13, 2017 by Michelle
These types of cover are not the same – so what is the difference between Income Protection Cover and Trauma Cover? They both cover very different events, and...
Why do I need to insure my income – won’t ACC look after me?
January 26, 2017 by Kerry
We often hear people saying that their income is covered by ACC, so they don’t need income protection insurance. Unfortunately, this is not the case if you fall ill,...
Joint life insurance - making life insurance even easier in 2017
January 17, 2017 by Michelle
Since 1998, we’ve been passionate about helping kiwis to get life insurance simply and quickly. And today we’ve made it even easier. ...
Do I pay tax on my life insurance pay-out?
December 22, 2016 by Kerry
The great thing about life insurance payments in New Zealand is that if the owner of the policy is a person, then the payout is tax-free, so what you...
How long does it take to receive a life insurance policy pay out?
December 16, 2016 by Gillian
Our business is all about paying out claims when the unexpected happens to you or your family. Our aim is to get the payment made for you as...
How you will “Mind the Gap”?
November 21, 2016 by Michelle
We thought we’d share this great site and resources around Income Protection insurance that’s been put together by the Financial Services Council of New Zealand. They have...
Is suicide covered by a life insurance policy?
October 26, 2016 by Michelle
This is not an uncommon question, particularly in New Zealand, where unfortunately our suicide rates are higher than any of us would like. ...
Pinnacle Life - the Original Online Life Insurers
October 25, 2016 by Michelle
Pinnacle Life is dedicated to making it simpler for Kiwis to get life insurance. When we launched back 1998, buying life insurance was a real hassle. Appointments with...
Men - Ben Stiller wants you to go to the Doctor!
October 07, 2016 by Michelle
Blue September (Prostate Cancer Awareness month) might be over and ‘Movember’ isn’t here yet, but we thought this article was a good reminder about the need to get regular...