Shine Lawyers NZ also specialises in assisting insurance brokers with insurance law issues. We act for a number of brokers and their clients to assist them resolving complicated claims to help them and their customers get fair treatment from insurance companies.
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American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions and other financial services to customers in approximately 70 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
AIG is the marketing name for the worldwide property casualty, life and retirement and general insurance operations of American International Group, Inc. All products and services are written or provided by subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. Products or services may not be available in all countries and jurisdictions, and coverage is subject to underwriting requirements and actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain property casualty coverages may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds, and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.
Michelle is an insurance analyst at Forbes Advisor. She has been a journalist for over 30 years, writing about insurance for consumers for the last decade. Prior to covering insurance, Michelle was a lifestyle reporter at the New York Daily News, a magazine editor covering consumer technology, a foreign correspondent for Time and various newswires and local newspaper reporter.
The insurance process in New Zealand is a pay and claim service. This means you pay for medical consultations and prescriptions first and then make a claim for reimbursement of expenses to the insurance provider.
Studentsafe Inbound University policy holders, who are inside New Zealand, are able to use the University Health and Counselling Services for all compliant health and counselling needs. Any consultation covered by the Studentsafe Inbound University policy will be billed directly to the insurance company with no charge to the student. You will need to pay for consultations not covered by the policy.
Please be advised that the University Health and Counselling service is making a small increase to some health services fees as of 2021. Counselling is still free for domestic students, and funded through private health insurance for international students
Over the past year, the legal profession has been forced to change the way it operates and delivers services. COVID-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions meant a sudden transition to virtual court, and organisations grappled with the need to stay afloat in an environment where clients were difficult to access. The law firms that were able to strengthen their operations and thrive in this environment were generally those that were prepared to adapt quickly by using technology to take their interactions virtual.
Over a 15-week period, NZ Lawyer and Insurance Business NZ worked together to glean feedback from general counsel, insurance industry professionals and lawyers to uncover the best of the best in the New Zealand insurance law field. The team gathered peer recommendations and spoke to insurance professionals and in-house counsel across the country to find out which law firms and insurance law specialists they held in high regard.
The professionals and firms they highlighted were ranked based on the quality of work, level of specialist expertise and service delivery to clients. The highest-ranking firms and lawyers were named 5-Star Award winners in the field of insurance law.
In turn, this situation has positively impacted various industries, including our organisational insurance liabilities, legal and compliance factors. This is because when people start using risk more as a habit and not a separate and standalone function, then the interest and ability to identify risk and issues increases, thus making the actual risk landscape of an organisation more transparent and focused on value. When we focus on value, the attention from senior management teams and boards increases, and the overall threat of risk decreases.
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As Chief Executive Officer of Bupa Asia Pacific, Mr El-Ansary is accountable for the region's private healthinsurance, aged care and health services businesses. In addition, he is a member of Bupa's global Executiveteam.
Mr Hawker has gained extensive knowledge and experience of financial services over a long career in thebanking and insurance industries in both executive and non-executive roles in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Mr Hawker is currently a Non-Executive Director of Westpac Banking Corporation, Washington H. Soul Pattinsonand Company Limited, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Jawun Board. Mr Hawker was formerly a NonExecutive Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee of Aviva plc., Macquarie Group, Macquarie Bank, CEOand Managing Director of Insurance Australia Group (insurance), Group Chief Executive of business andconsumer banking at Westpac Banking Corporation (banking) and Chairman of The George Institute for GlobalHealth (medical research institution) and Chairman of the Insurance Council of Australia (insurancerepresentative body).
Prior to joining Bupa, Chris was the CEO of WS Audiology - Asia Pacific and has more than 25 years' commercial experience including an extensive background in health insurance as well as senior roles in media and telecommunication industries in Australia and Europe.
As Chief Executive Officer of Bupa Asia Pacific, Mr El-Ansary is accountable for the region's private health insurance, aged care and health services businesses. In addition, he is a member of Bupa's global Executive team.
Andrew has nearly 30 years' experience in the insurance industry sector specialising in employee beneﬁts and healthcare, across Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Andrew has worked for both global and local medical providers, including global broking and consulting ﬁrms. During this time, he has developed an ability to understand business needs and translate those needs into viable business solutions and beneﬁts.
If you've already received payment under the Financial and Legal Advice Benefit or Grief Counselling Benefit as part of an eligible Assurance Extra policy benefit you will not be eligible to receive a further payment for financial or legal advice; or grief counselling under Client Benefits for your 12 month Client Benefit period.
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\"Anyone can [provide] counseling and psychological services, even those who had some workshops or [minimal] training in related areas,\" says Fatima Al-Darmaki, PhD, professor of counseling psychology at United Arab Emirates University. The profession is poorly regulated and only beginning to become established as a respected field of study, she notes.
Psychologists can sometimes get around language barriers by finding supervisory positions at community mental health centers and hospitals, says Jui Shankar, PhD, who received her doctorate at Ball State University before returning to her native India and taking a job as a mental health coordinator for Doctors Without Borders in a remote area of northeast India. She grew up in Pune, on the west coast of India, where the culture and languages couldn't be more different. As such, she was hired to train locals to counsel people about HIV/AIDS rather than do the hands-on work herself. She's now learning the local languages and customs so she can better evaluate her staff and, eventually, do some of the counseling herself.
The work is often in poor, underserved and sometimes dangerous areas, but it can provide excellent experience, she says. She was quickly promoted from a trainer to a mental health officer, and she now supervises counselors, conducts community-based assessments of mental health needs, oversees a program to publicize the center's services and even sees a few clients.
That's not always the case, even for psychologists returning to their native countries. Counseling psychologist Li-Fei Wang, PhD, for example, returned to Taiwan from the University of Missouri confident in her counseling skills. \"I was so naive,\" she admits, noting that the Taiwanese clients she saw in schools and at the National Taiwan Normal University where she is a professor, wouldn't open up as easily as their American counterparts. \"They expected me to be the expert and ask all the right questions, but, culturally, they were not used to talking about their problems,\" she says. 781b155fdc