Who is AIA NZ?
AIA life insurance is the largest insurer in New Zealand and world’s largest insurance company.
It’s New Zealand headquarters is in Takapuna, Auckland with more than 1.200 dedicated staff members. The CEO is Nick Stanhope who also lead the sale of Sovereign to AIA as part of a multi billion dollar deal.
Life Insurance, health insurance and income protection is the focus of what AIA NZ does and has been doing since starting business in New Zealand back in 1981.
With a strong product offering to individuals and families, the company is also leading way in the business and rural insurance market, helping Kiwi businesses and farms to continue operating.
What does AIA insurance stand for?
American International Assurance Company, Limited (AIA) was founded by Cornelius Vander Starr in 1919 in Shanghai China.
About the AIA Group
AIA is the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group in the world – with a presence in 18 markets across the Asia-Pacific region.
It’s main HQ is based in Hong Kong, with wholly owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, Cambodia, a 97% subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 49% joint venture in India and a representative office in Myanmar.
AIA Life Insurance
Is designed to protect real Kiwis as they do the things they love doing and some policy features include early payouts for terminal illnesses and level premiums for long-term affordability.
AIA Income Protection Insurance
If you are unable to work because of illness or injury, this provides a monthly payment to replace a portion of your income. There are three types of cover options: Agreed Value, Indemnity, Loss of Earnings.
Mortgage and Income Protection
If you are is unable to work because of illness or injury, this provides monthly payments to help cover a proportion of their mortgage or rent payments, or a portion of their income.
Advantages with Mortgage and Income Protection
- Tax free monthly benefit
- No ACC offset
- Max 45% of income or
- Max 115% of contractual mortgage/rent payment.
AIA Health Insurance New Zealand
Many health issues Kiwis face are either not accidental or can result in delayed treatment due to long waiting lists and can cost thousands.
The good news is health insurance removes the worry around unexpected medical bills so you can focus on getting the right treatment and start your recovery sooner.
Includes $500,000 extensive cancer cover for every stage: from diagnosis to treatment and recovery
There’s no annual limit on the amount you can claim for surgeries, both cancer and non-cancer related
AIA Business Insurance
The main business income protection insurance options
Start-Up Income Protection
For new business owners who have been trading for three years or less. The monthly benefit covers the business from disruption if you face illness or injury that stops you from working.
As an established business owners, you can access monthly benefits, should you or a key-person in your business face serious illness or injury and be unable to work.
Protecting the income of your farm or share milking business in way of monthly benefits if you or a key-person in your business become unable to work due to illness or injury.
Your key benefits are:
- Simple for Start-Ups
With Start-up Income Protection, access up to $9,000 sum assured a month without having to provide detailed financial information.
- No ACC offsets
Business Continuity doesn’t have ACC offsets and with Rural Continuity your client can choose to offset or not
- Long Term Support
Option to extend Rural Continuity with Business Income Support to help your clients manage long term illness or injury
AIA can trace its roots back to 1919 in Shanghai, when American entrepreneur Cornelius Vander Starr began a new insurance business.
In 2019, the AIA Group is celebrating its 100-year journey.
Sovereign Life Insurance
Sovereign Life Insurance was acquired by the AIA Group in July 2018 from the Commonwealth Bank Australia.
As of Monday 5th August 2019, Sovereign Life Insurance has integrated and become a part of AIA NZ and into AIA Group.
AIA Vitality is set to offer discounts and up to $4,000 a year in rewards for people who eat healthily, exercise, and sleep well.
AIA Vitality is a wellness programme aimed at tackling the four main lifestyle risk factors: physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, smoking, and excess alcohol consumption.
It allows users to measure how healthy they are by recording the information on devices like Fitbits or a Garmin.
On their journey of wellbeing, they will get to know their health, how to improve it and will enjoy rewards for doing so.
Vitality members earn Vitality points through a number of health and fitness related activities. These can include health and nutrition assessments, along with physical activity targets.
Making people healthier and enhancing and protecting their lives.
4 lifestyle choices:
- Physical inactivity
- Unhealthy diet
- Excessive Alcohol
4 chronic conditions:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Respiratory disease
Responsible for 60% preventable deaths.
Get Airpoints Dollars™ rewards when you buy life insurance.
Earn Airpoints Dollars™ with any eligible AIA or Sovereign branded policy.
For every $100 of premium paid, you will earn 1 Airpoints Dollar*.
Until 29 February 2020 earn 5X Airpoints Dollars™ on new insurance policies. A favourable offer for New Zealanders collecting Airpoints.
AIA NZ Financial Strength Rating
The superior financial strength of AIA New Zealand is recognised in its AA (very strong) Fitch rating.
The solvency margin of AIA New Zealand as of 30 June 2019 is $143.3M made up as shown.
Rating: AA Fitch
Actual Solvency Capital: $260.2 M
Solvency Ratio: 223%
AIA named in top 20 companies leading transformation
AIA has been named one of only 20 global companies to have achieved the highest-impact business transformations over the last decade.
The report, by strategic consultancy firm, Innosight, was published in the Harvard Business Review.
“When we introduced AIA Vitality earlier this year we knew that we were going to transform the role we play in our customers’ lives and in society. And Kiwis can easily track their health and be rewarded for making healthier choices. We’ve moved from being a payer of claims, to a partner in the health and wellbeing of our customers”, says Nick Stanhope, CEO of AIA New Zealand.
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