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How are premiums made?

How are premiums made?

Have you ever wondered how premiums are calculated? Have you ever noticed that your spouse, partner or children have different premiums for similar or identical cover? Let’s try to make sense of the dollars and cents!

Issue 12 - November 2017
HELP! I need to get my premiums down!

HELP! I need to get my premiums down!

We’ve all been there – something unexpected happens and suddenly your budget starts looking a bit too tight for comfort. What can you cut down on?

Issue 12 - November 2017
Comparing Apples & Oranges

Comparing Apples & Oranges

As you have read, there are quite a number of changes that can be made to benefits to make the overall premium you pay cheaper.

Issue 12 - November 2017
A Delicate Balance - When Life changes so do Insurance Premiums

A Delicate Balance - When Life changes so do Insurance Premiums

You have read how Insurers set the premiums that you pay for your cover based on actuarial calculations. While you may be expecting these premiums to only increase with your age over time, every so often your insurer may also need to adjust their underlying insurance rates, which form the basis of the premiums you pay.

Issue 12 - November 2017
5 Stars for 7th year running

5 Stars for 7th year running

Partners Life has once again received a 5 Star Rating in this year’s Lewers Survey.

Welcome to Partners Papers 11 - A Very Special Announcement...

Welcome to Partners Papers 11 - A Very Special Announcement...

The Partners Life team is incredibly proud that our founder, managing director, leader, mentor and friend,
Naomi Ballantyne has been awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.

Issue 11 - May 2017
The birth, present & future of Trauma Cover

The birth, present & future of Trauma Cover

Long before Trauma Cover came into the world, there existed only Life Insurance. The concept of Life Insurance isn’t just old, it’s ancient!

Issue 11 - May 2017
It was just a routine check-up...

It was just a routine check-up...

The first thing that strikes you when Ali Aliev walks into the room is how he looks. Ali stands tall and straight, the navy hounds tooth suit he is wearing is stylish and well fitting, and he looks very young – which he is at just 24 years of age. But the thing that is most surprising is how healthy and vibrant Ali looks despite the fading scar across the front of his throat.

Issue 11 - May 2017
Partners Life gets Rating Uplift

Partners Life gets Rating Uplift

A.M. Best has upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to bbb+ from bbb and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) of Partners Life Limited.​