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Welcome to Issue 16
From the nationwide devastation of the Christchurch attacks, to the specific devastation of an individual client’s personal health battles, the business of Partners Life is to be intimately involved in helping individuals, families, businesses and communities to recover from unexpected and unwanted life interruptions. It is our job to walk alongside New Zealanders at the worst times of their lives and we are so proud to do so.
So why Get Life Right Campaign?
Over the last couple of months you might have seen Partners Life popping up in a few places with a very new public face. We are extremely proud of our first public-facing campaign - Get Life Right, which officially launched on the 3rd of March 2019. As a valued policy holder and client, we wanted to give you an inside look at how and why we decided to start communicating more with the wider public, and why we landed on Get Life Right as our answer.Issue 16
Just in time...
Michael Scott knows the value of good timing. As a train driver for KiwiRail he was keenly aware of the importance of things happening at the right time. Towards the end of 2014 Michael and his wife Joanna met with their financial adviser and took out Partners Life cover. The importance of that decision hit home just a few short months later in 2015 when Michael noticed a slight tremor in his left hand.Issue 16
On the 17th of December 2018, Partners Life was awarded the Rainbow Tick certification. The Rainbow Tick is a confidence mark given to organisations that have achieved a high level of diversity and inclusivity, specifically concerning their LGBTQI staff.Issue 16
Partners People - Nick Blincoe
“As New Zealanders we think we’re quite bulletproof, and things won’t happen to me,” says Nick Blincoe. With direct experience of how far from the truth this pervasive belief happens to be, he also has the conviction and personal drive to ensure that life’s journey carries on.Issue 16
Our Claims Review Process
At Partners Life we are acutely aware of the trust you place in us to provide financial support to you and your loved ones at a time of great need. It is a responsibility we remind ourselves of constantly through all levels of our business. You should be confident that when you need us, we will not only do everything we can to assist you, but that we want to help you. Claims are typically the time when clients need us the most and they are a time of heightened stress and emotion.Issue 16
Recent Product Improvements
One of our key strategies for retaining our customers for the entire life-time of their insurance needs is to ensure their Partners Life policy remains competitive for life. This is where our automatic product upgrade guarantee comes in.Issue 16 - July 2019
Give us your opinions and be in to WIN 1 of 12!
Your opinions are important to us and with this in mind, we would like to invite you to give feedback on anything Partners Life related, whether that be Partners Papers or our campaign or something completely different.Issue 16
Advertising after Christchurch - when is it okay to go back?
Following the Christchurch attacks, even innocuous brands went into panic mode, but the ante was really ramped up for those in the business of death. Naomi Ballantyne discusses going back on air with the NZ Herald.
Partners Life Financial Strength Rating Upgraded to 'A-' by AM Best
We are delighted to announce that as of the 29th March 2019, global credit rating agency A.M. Best has upgraded Partners Life’s Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good), and has upgraded Partners Life’s Long-term Issuer Credit Rating to 'a-' from 'bbb+'. The outlook of these ratings is stable.