In the third of our blogs on Summer Safety, we head to the beach. Slap on the sunblock The first step in being summer safe in NZ and...
Summer Safety - on the beach
January 09, 2018 by Jane
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. ...
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 less...
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 consequently...
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...
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. ...
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....
Can't work but still have bills to pay?
June 13, 2016 by Michelle
Make sure that you and your family are protected if you are unable to work due to illness or injury. Check out our new income protection cover which will help...
If you're an Aussie, you're safe with us
October 15, 2015 by Ed
This blog post relates to an article published in Stuff.co.nz titled "Kiwi's sold worthless insurance in Australia". For those unfamiliar, the summary of events is...
Stay-at-home parents need protection.
April 13, 2015 by Steve
It's distressing to learn how few families with young kids have life insurance. Stay-at-home parents have a special need for life insurance. Should a stay-at-home parent pass...
An idiot’s guide to disability insurance
September 10, 2014 by Steve
What would happen if you had an accident, or a debilitating illness took away your ability to work. “How would you survive — how would you pay your bills? It...
How much life insurance do I really need?
July 28, 2014 by Steve
How much life insurance do you really need? It takes a few steps to calculate, but it’s not rocket science. The only thing that really matters when it comes...
Hello TradeMe – welcome to the world of life insurance
September 12, 2013 by Steve
With much fanfare TradeMe have launched into the world of Life and Health Insurance distribution. Naturally, there has been chatter in the industry; Why TradeMe? What...
One joint life policy is not always better than two individual policies
August 22, 2013 by Steve
You may automatically assume that buying a joint life insurance may be cheaper and better than buying two single life policies, BUT this is not necessarily the case. ...
Can marriage insurance protect a marriage?
June 05, 2013 by Steve
On a recent visit to Beijing, China's Sunshine Insurance Group showed me just how innovative they are in developing new products. Chinese life insurance industry may not yet be online,...
New Bird Flu, are you at risk?
April 23, 2013 by Steve
A new strain of bird flu has broken out in China H7N9. Is the new bird flu strain likely to reach New Zealand or is this just another health...
Should I have Funeral Insurance or a Pre-paid Funeral Plan?
March 14, 2013 by Steve
Funeral insurance or "final expenses" insurance is a life insurance policy with a small cover amount, such as $5,000 to $25,000, that you may buy directly from and Insurer...
Who actually reads the ‘small print’ on websites...?
April 19, 2012 by Steve
Websites are now plentiful offering ‘calculators’ that enable you to work out the amount of life insurance cover you need. But look more closely on some websites and you may find...
Premiums to match your DNA?
January 18, 2012 by Steve
An insurance joker once professed, “Insurance employees don’t need titles on their business cards; white shirts actuarial, blue shirts marketing, black shirts underwriting”. Underwriters are viewed as the morgue of...
Broker breaks the mould
November 14, 2011 by admin
I read with interest an article by Des Morgan in ScoopIt, "Start-Up Online Life Insurance Firm Breaks The Commission Mold". Farmers seeking to protect their revenue in the event of illness...
Winning is lifesaving…
October 07, 2011 by Steve
It would be remiss of me not to write an article about the Rugby World Cup, and life insurance. How could I let such an opportune...
Insurance for stay-at-home mums, not yet a reality for Kiwi’s…
June 22, 2011 by Steve
MillionDollarWoman is a new Australian website launched to promote insurance products designed specifically for stay-at-home mums. Its product provides cover of either $500 or $750 a week if you're...
May 03, 2011 by Steve
Almost 3 years ago, Pinnacle Life launched a policy called ‘Funeral Cover’, an insurance policy that pays up to $20,000 to cover the cost of a funeral. Whilst the...
400 facebook friends and you're a loner
March 08, 2011 by Steve
I read an article in the Economist recently about lonely people being more likely to get ill. Lonely people, it seems, are at greater risk than the gregarious of...