Life Insurance advisers – Your help is needed to assist with a Melbourne University Research Study

AFA News 10 February 2022. The University of Melbourne is seeking financial advisers who assist clients to obtain life insurance to participate in a short interview over the phone or zoom about the impact of the genetics and life insurance moratorium on their practices and the experience with their clients.

The aim of the study is to explore financial advisers’ awareness and level of understanding of the Moratorium on Genetic Tests in Life insurance.

The study is known as the Australian Genetics and Life Insurance Moratorium (A-GLIMMER project).

The Research team needs your help and is asking you to participate in a short interview covering general questions, to understand the scope of your work before delving into specific questions about whether genetic results are ever discussed with your clients and to check if you are aware of the insurance moratorium and whether the moratorium has impacted your practice.

If you are interested in participating, please click here to fill in a short contact form. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Louise Keogh (Responsible Reacher) or Ms Casey Haining (Research Assistant)

The confidentially of all participants will be preserved.

The Research Team has received ethical approval from the University of Melbourne to commence the study and has contacted the AFA to assist in reaching financial advisers.

For more information on the A-Glimmer project,

For more information on the Australian Genetics and Life Insurance Moratorium,

Issued 10.02.2022. AFA Policy & Education Update