Our Perspective

  • The Financial Crisis - A Matter of Life and Health?

    By Karin Neelsen|December 18, 2014|English

    Collapsed banks and government bailouts - the fall-out from the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) is well understood by most people. They’ve seen reduced or stagnant gross domestic product, low-interest rates, increased levels of unemployment and...

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  • Cheerleading: Dangerous Artistry in a Miniskirt

    By Claudia Breuer |November 20, 2014|English

    Cheerleaders may look great at a football or basketball game, shaking their colorful pom-poms as they dance, but there’s more to it than that. In fact, few sports are as demanding - or risky - as cheerleading is today. Cheerleading has changed...

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  • Diabetes and Life Insurance - Crossing the Divide

    By Andres Webersinke |November 13, 2014|English

    Diabetes is on track to become the world’s seventh leading cause of death by 2030, according to the World Health Organization. Diabetes already affects several hundred million people and worryingly, younger people are increasingly being diagnosed...

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  • Changing Perspectives - Living and Working With Schizophrenia

    By Dr. Chris Ball |October 08, 2014|English

    World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October each year. With this year's theme of living a healthy life with schizophrenia, the aim is to foster positive attitudes towards this illness and highlight the success of person-centered treatment that...

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  • Attitudes to Rehabilitation Revealed - Survey

    By Claire Henshall |September 28, 2014|English

    Rehabilitation is a term with which all claims assessors are familiar in theory. But in practice when a disability claim occurs and rehabilitation is possible, there’s often a reluctance to implement a plan. Because we're interested in gaining...

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  • Lack of Interest - An Australian Disability? [Video]

    By Dr. Winfried Heinen|August 28, 2014|English

    The Australian Disability Insurance market has found itself in a precarious position in recent years. Ever since the effects of the global economic crisis began to take hold in 2010, both insurers and reinsurers have been affected, with reported losses...

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