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Is it finally time Medicare covered dental work?

Is it finally time Medicare covered dental work?

Covering dental visits with Medicare would be a logical decision benefiting the general health of all Australians. But as we know, just because spending is logical doesn't make it a priority.

Climate change could make the world ‘uninsurable’

Climate change could make the world ‘uninsurable’

The insurance industry is at the forefront of global risk trends, and they are growing increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change

Insurance companies confirm everything is hunky dory in insurance

Insurance companies confirm everything is hunky dory in insurance

The insurance industry is recycling an old defence used by the banks to ward off scrutiny — that its misconduct is the work of just a few bad apples. It will work about as well as it did for the banks.

#MeToo insurance? Protection offered for accused Australian musicians

#MeToo insurance? Protection offered for accused Australian musicians

The ramifications of Me Too are being felt in an extremely un-rock ’n’ roll way — insurance. But what happens when Australia’s defamation laws stand in the way of community safety and ultimately, justice?

Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

Travel insurance is a necessity for peace of mind, however you likely won't be covered if a victim of terrorism, explains Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

What happens when Warren Buffett dies? The answer’s not reassuring.

What happens when Warren Buffett dies? The answer’s not reassuring.

The control of Australia's insurance market wielded by Warren Buffett's General Re makes his continuing health a subject of real import for the Australian financial system, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Snouts in the trough at QBE as profits, share price slide

Snouts in the trough at QBE as profits, share price slide

Shareholders will be asked to approve a $2.34 million goodbye for the country's biggest insurer's former CEO Frank O'Halloran, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in directors' fees.

Super rat spills on industry scams, gouging and dirty little secrets

Super rat spills on industry scams, gouging and dirty little secrets

They've got a lot of your money -- and who knows what they're doing with it. A superannuation insider with 20 years experience as a trustee and fund manager reveals some of the legal scams that funds use to raid your account.

Warren Buffett has a taste for Australian government debt

Warren Buffett has a taste for Australian government debt

For the first time, one of the world's major insurers, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has revealed itself as a fan of Australian government bonds.

Repeat disasters leave the insurance industry quaking

Repeat disasters leave the insurance industry quaking

The insurance industry is facing losses this quarter that will approach and probably surpass $US50 billion.