Australian Insurance Industry Awards

Entering the annual Australian Insurance Industry Awards is a great way to showcase your achievements, gain recognition for your successes and promote your business to staff and customers. Award submissions are open to all companies operating in the Australian insurance industry. 

Submissions open on Monday 26 March and close Monday 7 May. Please review the Submission Criteria Guide as it includes important guidelines and tips to keep in mind when preparing your submission along with the selection criteria relevant to each category.

If you're in doubt or need help, contact Rachel Magill on 03 9613 7273 or via email rmagill@anziif.com

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  • Small Broking Company of the Year

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    Small Broking Company of the Year

    This award is open to small AFSL insurance broking companies that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers in Australia between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. Companies with a gross premium (base premium excluding charges) up to $20 million are eligible for this category.

    CRITERIA

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured and whether the business operates as a standalone, or is a division of a larger organisation or is part of a broking network; b. your business strategy and objectives;
    c. how you manage your underwriting relationships and overview the impact this has on your business.

    10%

    2. Overview and discuss client retention in your business. This should include:
    a. any programs or added value services offered;
    b. any measures you have in place to assess customer satisfaction;
    c. your data for client retention over the previous 3 years.

    15%

    3. Overview your customer acquisition strategy and approach. Provide data.

    15%

    4.  Identify and describe an innovation or major change implemented in the last year to address a business issue or changes to the market.

    10% 

    5. Provide and describe your financial results for the last 3 years including but not limited to premium growth, gross income, profit, GWP and headcount.

    15%

    6. Provide an overview of your approach to staff development in your business. This should include:
    a. your approach to insurance qualifications and structured education programs;
    b. ongoing learning and development activities;
    c. staff retention;
    d. measures of success e.g. staff engagement, staff turnover, percentage of insurance qualified staff and percentage of staff who undertake professional development.

    15%

    7. Describe how your business contributes to the professionalism of the insurance industry in terms of industry involvement, your customers and any philanthropic support to the community.

    10%

    8. Provide an overview of your response to the changing market. This should identify the changes you see to your market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these. 

    10% 

    The submission must be 2,750 words or less.

    Submit

  • Medium Broking Company of the Year

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    Medium Broking Company of the Year

    This award is open to medium AFSL insurance broking companies that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers in Australia between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. Companies with a gross premium (base premium excluding charges) between $20 million and $100 million are eligible for this category.

    Criteria

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured and whether the business operates as a standalone, is a division of a larger organisation or is part of a broking network;
    b. your business strategy and objectives;
    c. how you manage your underwriting relationships and overview the impact this has on your business.

    10%

    2. Overview and discuss client retention in your business. This should include:
    a. any programs or added value services offered;
    b. any measures you have in place to assess customer satisfaction;
    c. your data for client retention over the previous 3 years.

    15%

    3. Overview your customer acquisition strategy and approach. Provide data.

    15%

    4. Identify and describe an innovation or major change implemented in the last year to address a business issue or changes to the market.

    10%

    5. Provide and describe your financial results for the last 3 years including but not limited to premium growth, gross income, profit, GWP and headcount.

    15%

     

     6. Provide an overview of your approach to staff development in your business. This should include:
    a. your approach to insurance qualifications and structured education programs;
    b. ongoing learning and development activities;
    c. staff retention;
    d. measures of success e.g. staff engagement, staff turnover, percentage of insurance qualified staff and percentage of staff who undertake professional development.

    15% 

    7. Describe how your business contributes to the professionalism of the insurance industry in terms of industry involvement, your customers and any philanthropic support to the community.

    10%

    8. Provide an overview of your response to the changing market. This should identify the changes you see to your market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these.

    10%

    The submission must be 3,000 words or less. 

    Submit

  • Large Broking Company of the Year

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    Large Broking Company of the Year

    This award is open to large AFSL insurance broking companies that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers in Australia between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. Companies with a gross premium (base premium excluding charges) over $100 million are eligible for this category.

    Criteria

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured and whether the business operates as a standalone, is a division of a larger organisation or is part of a broking network;
    b. your business strategy and objectives;
    c. any customer segments you service;
    d. how you manage your underwriting relationships and overview the impact this has on your business.

    10%

    2. Overview and discuss client retention in your business. This should include:
    a. any programs or added value services offered;
    b. any measures you have in place to assess customer satisfaction;
    c. your data for client retention over the previous 3 years.

    15%

    3. Overview your customer acquisition strategy and approach. Provide data.

    15%

    4. Identify and describe an innovation or major change implemented in the last year to address a business issue or changes to the market.

    10%

    5. Provide and describe your financial results for the last 3 years including but not limited to premium growth, gross income, profit, GWP and headcount.

    15%

    6. Provide an overview of your approach to staff development in your business. This should include:
    a. your approach to insurance qualifications and structured education programs;
    b. ongoing learning and development activities;
    c. staff retention;
    d. measures of success e.g. staff engagement, staff turnover, percentage of insurance qualified staff and percentage of staff who undertake professional development.

    15%

    7. Describe how your business contributes to the professionalism of the insurance industry in terms of industry involvement (including enhancing the broking sector), your customers and any philanthropic support to the community.

    10%

    8. Provide an overview of your response to the changing market. This should identify the changes you see to your market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these. 

    10% 

    The submission must be 3,500 words or less.

    Submit

  • Authorised Representative Group of the year

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    Authorised Representative Group of the year

    This award is open to AFSL insurance broking companies which operate entirely under an Authorised Representative (AR) model. It should demonstrate strong performance and outstanding service for their ARs and customers in Australia between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. Companies with a gross premium (base premium excluding charges) over $100 million are eligible for this category.

    Criteria

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured and whether the business operates as a standalone, is a division of a larger organisation or is part of a broking network;
    b. your business strategy and objectives;
    c. how you manage your underwriting relationships and overview the impact this has on your business.

    10%

    2. What differentiates you from other AR models? Provide data.

    15%

    3. Identify and describe an innovation or major change implemented in the last year to address a business issue or changes to the market.

    10%

    4. Overview how you support your ARs to provide quality services to their clients and any measures you have to assess satisfaction.

    15%

    5. Provide and describe your financial results for the last 3 years including but not limited to premium growth, gross income, profit, GWP and headcount.

    10%

    6. Provide an overview of your approach to AR development in your business. This should include:
    a. your approach to insurance qualifications and structured education programs;
    b. ongoing learning and development activities;
    c. AR retention;
    d. measures of success e.g. staff engagement, staff turnover, percentage of insurance qualified staff and percentage of staff who undertake professional development.

    20%

    7. Describe how your business contributes to the professionalism of the insurance industry in terms of industry involvement, your customers and any philanthropic support to the community.

    10%

    8. Provide an overview of your response to the changing market. This should identify the changes you see to your market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these.

    10% 

    The submission must be 3,000 words or less.

    Submit

  • Underwriting Agency of the Year

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    Underwriting Agency of the Year

    This award recognises an Australian underwriting agency that has demonstrated excellent technical skills, strong underwriting results and outstanding client service between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.
    Definition: ASIC-licensed underwriting agencies holding authority to quote and issue insurance products on behalf of principal insurers and/or Lloyd’s.

    Criteria

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured and whether the business operates as a standalone or is a part of a larger organisation;
    b. your business strategy and objectives.

    10%

    2. Overview your customers and the products and services you provide to them and explain why your offering is unique.

    10%

    3. Provide an overview of your claims management support for customers and your engagement with insurers. This should include details of the lodgement process, allocation of resources and dispute resolution. Provide an example of where you were involved in a major claim, your involvement and the customer outcome.

    10%

    4. Provide an overview of the measures you have in place to assess customer satisfaction and provide the data. This should include any survey results.

    15%

    5. Identify and describe an innovation or major change implemented in the last year to address a business issue or changes to the market.

    10%

    6. Provide your financial results over the last 3 years. Provide commentary on the results including business growth, headcount changes, client retention and profitability.

    10%

    7. Provide an overview of your approach to staff development in your business. This should include:
    a. your approach to insurance qualifications and structured education programs;
    b. ongoing learning and development activities;
    c. staff retention;
    d. measures of success e.g. staff engagement, staff turnover, percentage of insurance qualified staff and percentage of staff who undertake professional development.

    15%

    8. Describe how your company contributes to the professionalism of the insurance industry in terms of industry support, your customers and your philanthropic support to the community.

    10%

    9. Provide an overview of your business’s response to the changing market. This should identify the changes you see to your market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these.

    10% 


    The submission must be 2,500 words or less.

    Submit

  • Direct General Insurance Company of the Year

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    Direct General Insurance Company of the Year

    This award is open to APRA-licensed general insurance companies and their subsidiaries of, or joint venture businesses selling through the direct channel (but not underwriting agencies or intermediated insurers) that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers in Australia between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. These can include individual direct brands for large insurance organisations.

    Criteria

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured and whether the business operates as a standalone or is a division of a larger organisation;
    b. your business strategy and objectives.

    5%

    2. Describe how you use digital channels and social media to engage customers.

    10%

    3. Overview the measures you have in place to assess customer satisfaction, including data for the past 3 years and a description of what you do with the results. Include claims satisfaction data in your response.

    20%

    4. Overview your disaster response approach and through a recent example describe the additional services and support you provide. Include an overview of average response times.

    15%

    5. Overview your 2017 disputes resolution data including total number of complaints, internal disputes and FOS statistics for the past 3 years.

    5%

    6. Provide financial results from the last 3 years including but not limited to GWP, client retention, underwriting result, after-tax profit, net loss ratios, combined operating ratios and capital ratio. Provide commentary on your results.

    15%

    7. Provide an overview of your approach to staff development in your business. This should include:
    a. your approach to insurance qualifications and structured education programs;
    b. ongoing learning and development activities;
    c. staff retention;
    d. measures of success e.g. staff engagement, staff turnover, percentage of insurance qualified staff and percentage of staff who undertake professional development.

    15%

    8. Describe how your company contributes to the professionalism of the insurance industry in terms of industry support, your customers and your philanthropic support to the community.

    5%

    9. Identify the changes you see to your market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these.

    10%

    The submission must be 3,500 words or less.

    Submit

  • Small–Medium General Insurance Company of the Year

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    Small–Medium General Insurance Company of the Year

    This award recognises APRA-licensed general insurance companies (but not underwriting agencies or direct insurers) that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers in Australia between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. Companies with a total GWP of less than $500 million in Australia are eligible to apply for this category.

    Criteria

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured;
    b. your business strategy and objectives;
    c. your major customer segments and how you service them.

    5%

    2. Overview the measures you have in place to assess customer satisfaction, provide the data for the past 3 years and comment on the results. Include claims satisfaction data in your response.

    20%

    3. Overview your disaster response approach and through a recent example describe the additional services and support you provide. Include an overview of average response times.

    15%

    4. Overview your 2017 disputes resolution data including total number of complaints, internal disputes and FOS statistics for the past 3 years.

    10%

    5. Provide financial results from the last 3 years including but not limited to GWP, client retention, underwriting result, after-tax profit, net loss ratios, combined operating ratios and capital ratio. Comment on the results.

    15%

    6. Provide an overview of your approach to staff development in your business. This should include:
    a. your approach to insurance qualifications and structured education programs;
    b. ongoing learning and development activities;
    c. staff retention;
    d. measures of success e.g. staff engagement, staff turnover, percentage of insurance qualified staff and percentage of staff who undertake professional development.

    15%

    7. Describe how your company contributes to the professionalism of the insurance industry in terms of industry support, your customers and your philanthropic support to the community.

     10%

    8. Identify the changes you see to your market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these.

     10%

    The submission must be 3,000 words or less.

    Submit

  • Large General Insurance Company of the Year

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    Large General Insurance Company of the Year

    This award recognises APRA-licensed general insurance companies (but not underwriting agencies or direct insurers) that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers in Australia between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. Companies with a total GWP of more than $500 million in Australia are eligible to apply.

    CRITERIA

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured;
    b. your business strategy and objectives;
    c. your major customer segments/product classes and the service model you operate. Where possible, provide percentages to enhance overview.

    5%

    2. Overview the measures you have in place to assess customer satisfaction, provide the data for the past 3 years and comment on the results. Include claims satisfaction data in your response.

    20%

    3. Overview your disaster response approach and through a recent example describe the additional services and support you provide. Include an overview of average response times. 

     15%

    4.  Overview your disputes resolution data including total number of complaints, internal disputes and FOS statistics for the past 3 years.

     10%

    5.  Provide financial results from the last 3 years including but not limited to GWP, client retention, underwriting result, after-tax profit, net loss ratios, combined operating ratios and capital ratio. Comment on the results.

     15%

    6. Provide an overview of your approach to staff development in your business. This should include:
    a. your approach to insurance qualifications and structured education programs;
    b. ongoing learning and development activities;
    c. staff retention;
    d. measures of success e.g. staff engagement, staff turnover, percentage of insurance qualified staff and percentage of staff who undertake professional development.

     15%

    7. Describe how your company contributes to the professionalism of the insurance industry in terms of industry support, your customers and your philanthropic support to the community.

     10%

    8. Identify the changes you see to your market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these.

    10%

    The submission must be 3,500 words or less.

    Submit

  • Life Insurance Company of the Year

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    Life Insurance Company of the Year

    This award is for APRA-licensed life insurance companies that have demonstrated strong performance, responded to market changes and provided outstanding service for their customers and intermediaries in Australia between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

    CRITERIA

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured and whether the business operates as a standalone business or is part of a larger division;
    b. your business strategy and objectives.

     10%

    2. Overview the measures you have in place to assess customer satisfaction, provide the data for the past 3 years and comment on the results. Include claims satisfaction data in your response.

     20%

    3. Describe any innovations introduced and how these have benefited the customer.

     20%

    4. Provide financial results from the last 3 years including but not limited to insurance risk premium, investment income, client retention, after-tax profit and cost-to-income ratio. Comment on the results.

     15%

    5. Provide an overview of your approach to staff development in your business. This should include:
    a. your approach to insurance qualifications and structured education programs;
    b. ongoing learning and development activities;
    c. staff retention;
    d. measures of success e.g. staff engagement, staff turnover, percentage of insurance qualified staff and percentage of staff who undertake professional development.

     15%

    6.  Describe how your company contributes to the professionalism of the insurance industry in terms of industry support, your customers and your philanthropic support to the community.

     10%

    7.  Identify the changes you see to your market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these.

     10%

    The submission must be 3,000 words or less.

    Submit

  • Innovation of the Year

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    Innovation of the Year

    This category is open to organisations, teams or individuals operating in the Australian insurance industry. The innovation must be new rather than a performance or product enhancement. The innovation must have been launched in the Australian marketplace between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

    Criteria

    Submissions should address the following criteria in relation to Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of the innovation. This should include:
    a. a description of the innovation;
    b. the purpose and background of the innovation;
    c. specific objectives for the innovation.

    15% 

    2. Describe the development process for the innovation from conception through to prototyping and launch. Describe any challenges and how you overcame them.

    20% 

    3. Explain the extent of the innovation:
    a. in comparison to any existing like products or services;
    b. its unique value proposition to customers.

    15% 

    4. Outline how the innovation has benefited:
    a. your business (include financial impact);
    b. your customers;
    c. the industry.

    30% 

    5. Present the results of the innovation in relation to your initial objectives and any customer feedback. Include data.

    20% 


    The submission should be 2,200 words or less.

    Submit

  • Insurtech Program of the Year

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    Insurtech Program of the Year

    This category is open to organisations, teams or individuals operating in the Australian insurance industry from both insurtechs and insurers.

    The insurtech program must be a new and innovative technology that enhances, extends, or replaces a traditional approach. It should either create new profit pools, serve new customer segments or existing
    segments in new ways, be a digital claims solution and/or enter new markets.

    Insurtech is defined as new technology that adds value to the insurance industry value chain to help solve known or unknown problems for the customer. It should generate impact across customer experience,
    efficiency and effectiveness.

    Submissions can come from partnerships, investments, alliances, trials and experiments and must involve the use of technology. The insurtech program must have been launched in the Australian marketplace
    between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

    Criteria

    Submissions should address the following criteria in relation to Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. How the business is structured and whether it operates as a standalone, a partnership alliance, is an insurtech, or is a division within a larger organisation;
    b. Your business strategy and objectives.

    10% 

    2. Provide an overview of the insurtech program, this should include:
    a. the background of the insurtech program;
    b. a description of the program;
    c. the specific objectives for the insurtech program.

    20% 

    3. Describe the development process for the insurtech program from thought process to launch. Describe any challenges (both past and future) and how you addressed/will address them.

    10% 

    4. Explain and provide data on how the insurtech program has improved:
    a. the customer experience;
    b. efficiency;
    c. effectiveness.

    30% 

    5. Overview the measures you have in place to assess success. Provide data.

    20% 

    6. Provide financial results as impacted by the insurtech program.

    10% 


    The submission should be 2,200 words or less.

    Submit

  • Professional Services Firm of the Year

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    Professional Services Firm of the Year

    This award is for organisations that provided specialty professional services to the Australian insurance industry between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. These services could include accounting,
    actuarial, consulting, loss adjusting, recruiting and legal services.

    Criteria

    Submissions must address all the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured;
    b. what percentage of your revenue is derived from the insurance industry;
    c. a description of the insurance customer segments you work with, the number of insurance clients you support and how you service them.

     10%

    2. Overview the measures you have in place to assess customer satisfaction, providing the data and commenting on the results.

     20%

    3. Describe any innovations or significant changes introduced during 2017 and how these have benefited your business, and the insurance industry.

     
     20%

    4. Describe how you induct new staff in relation to the insurance industry and provide ongoing learning and development opportunities to enhance their understanding of the industry.

    15% 

    5. Provide an overview of your commitment in 2017 to the insurance industry. This may include, but is not limited to, participation in committees, sponsorships, writing industry papers research and contribution to publications, conferences, education and professional development.

     
     20%

    6. Identify the changes you see to the insurance market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these and how you are engaging your clients in this.

     15%


    The submission must be 1,800 words or less.

    Submit

  • Service Provider to the Insurance Industry

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    Service Provider to the Insurance Industry

    This award recognises organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Australian insurance industry through services provided between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. This includes retailers, specialist claims providers, claims preparers and building services. Businesses eligible for other industry award categories, including professional services, underwriting agencies, insurance brokers and insurers are not eligible to apply for this category.

    Criteria

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Provide an overview of your business. This should include:
    a. how the business is structured;
    b. what percentage of your revenue is derived from the insurance industry;
    c. a description of the insurance customer segments you work with, the number of insurance clients you support and how you service them.

     10%

    2. Describe how your business supports the insurance industry to be more effective in its day-to-day operations. Provide evidence.

     20%

    3. Give an overview of how you measure satisfaction and provide the data.

     20%

    4. Describe any innovations or significant changes introduced during 2017 and how these have benefited your business, the insured and insurer.

     20%

    5. Describe how you induct new staff in relation to the insurance industry and provide ongoing learning and development opportunities to enhance their understanding of the industry.

     10%

    6. Beyond your day-to-day business dealings, describe how your company supports the insurance industry. This may include, but is not limited to, participation in committees, sponsorships, writing industry papers, conducting research and contribution to publications, conferences, education and professional development.

     10%

    7. Identify the changes you see to the insurance market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare for these and how you are engaging your clients in this.

     10%


    The submission must be 1,800 words or less.

    Submit

  • Women’s Employer of the Year

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    Women’s Employer of the Year

    This award recognises the efforts between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017 of organisations that have demonstrated a genuine commitment and taken positive steps to improving gender equality and diversity across their organisation and the wider insurance industry.

    Criteria

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. State the objectives for gender equality in your business. Describe how the objectives are impacting business performance, culture and engagement.

    10% 

    2. Overview your remuneration policy including:
    a. gender pay objectives;
    b. superannuation initiatives; including management of superannuation for women on maternity leave;
    c. the program in place to achieve your objectives and the timeframe in which you will achieve them;
    d. the impact to your business to achieve the objectives;
    e. evidence to support program implementation.

    20% 

    3. Describe the frameworks and programs in place to support career progression and professional development for women across all levels of your workforce.

    20% 

    4. Document the percentage gender composition and provide commentary on any changes/trends highlighting any specific programs or initiatives:
    a. across each level of your workforce (from entry-level to board) — WGEA reporting is acceptable;
    b. for direct reports to CEO and at two levels below for core ‘insurance’ business roles (claims, underwriting and distribution) and non-core business roles (support, administration, finance, marketing, human resources, actuarial etc.);
    c. overview of how your gender composition has changed over the past 5 years and describe the impact this has had on workplace culture and engagement.

     
    30% 

    5. Overview of the following programs available to both males and females; indicate participation percentages for both genders:
    a. parental leave;
    b. return to work;
    c. flexible work arrangements;
    d. support for caregivers (children, elderly and other dependants).

    20% 


    The submission must be 2,200 words or less.

    Submit

  • Insurance Learning Program of the Year

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    Insurance Learning Program of the Year

    This award recognises the efforts of organisations that have demonstrated a genuine commitment to improving the professionalism of their people through the development and launch of a learning program between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

    CRITERIA

    Submissions must highlight one program, excluding leadership and soft skills programs, that demonstrates commitment to developing the skills staff require to be successful in their roles. 


    1. Provide an overview of the learning program or initiative. This should include:
    a. a description;
    b. the purpose and background;
    c. specific learning outcomes;
    d. the link between the learning outcomes and your business strategy.

    20%

    2. Describe the design of the learning program or initiative and the process and/or people used to develop the initiative.

    20%

    3. Describe how you delivered the program or initiative and why you chose that delivery option.

    20%

    4. Describe any challenges, constraints and limitations and how you overcame them.

    10%

    5. What impact has the program or initiative had on your learners and the business? How did you measure this? Include data and describe the findings.

    20%

    6. What lessons did you learn and how would you apply these learnings to any future programs or initiatives.

    10%


    The submission must be 2,200 words or less

    Submit

  • Young Insurance Professionals Employer of the Year

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    Young Insurance Professionals Employer of the Year

    This award recognises organisations that demonstrated a commitment to the employment and development of young insurance and finance professionals between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. Young insurance professionals are defined as being 35 years or younger.

    Criteria

    Submissions must address all of the following in relation to your Australian operations:

    1. Describe why young people are important to your business.

    10% 

    2. Overview your recruitment approach for young insurance professionals, describing:
    a. how you presented the benefits of the insurance industry;
    b. how you presented your company as a great place to work for young people.

    10%

    3. Describe your learning and development pathways for young professionals.

    20%

    4. Overview the programs in place specifically to retain young insurance professionals.

    10% 

    5. Provide the data and comment on the following for your staff who are 35 or younger:
    a. percentage of new starters;
    b. proportion of staff throughout the organisation across role types (from entry-level to board);
    c. regretted turnover of staff;
    d. engagement or satisfaction data.

    20% 

    6. Describe what programs are in place or opportunities are available within your company that facilitate young people to contribute to the broader professionalism of the insurance industry.

    10%

    7. Thinking about the future of the industry and your business, what skills have you identified as being critical and how is this impacting your recruitment, retention and development pathways?

    20% 

    The submission must be 2,000 words or less.

    Submit

  • Young Insurance Professional of the Year

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    Young Insurance Professional of the Year

    This award recognises a young insurance professional who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, achievement and passion in the Australian insurance industry during 2017.

    Criteria

    The candidate must be 35 years or under as of 31 December 2017 (born in 1982 or later) and have more than 3 years of experience in the industry. Previous entrants are eligible to apply up to 3 times in total.

    Submissions must address all of the following:

    1. Provide a brief career synopsis. Include the age at which you first joined the industry, what attracted you to it and outline the roles you have held.

    5%

    2. Provide an overview of any formal study, qualifications and professional development undertaken over the past 3 years.

    15% 

    3. Describe why you are passionate about working in insurance.

    10%

    4. Provide an overview of what your top achievement in 2017 was and describe why. Include data or evidence to support this.

    20%

    5. Provide examples of where you contributed to the insurance industry. This may include, but is not limited to, participation in committees, writing industry papers, contribution to publications and speaking at conferences, to community groups or to schools.

    15%

    6. Outline your career goals and your plan to achieve your major milestones.

    20%

    7. Overview what you see as the major challenges within the insurance market in the next 3–5 years and describe what you are doing to prepare yourself for these.

    10% 

    8. Describe why winning this award is important to you.

     5%


    The submission must be 1,750 words or less.

    Submit

  • Insurance Leader of the Year

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    Insurance Leader of the Year

    This award is open to any individual in the insurance industry who has demonstrated outstanding leadership during 2017 that has benefited the Australian insurance industry. This category can be entered through direct submission or by nomination by a third party.

    Criteria

    Submissions should include:

    1. A brief career synopsis. 

    10%

    2. An overview of any formal study or qualifications and describe your overall approach to your own professional development.

    10%

    3. An example of where you applied and implemented outstanding leadership of a major initiative during 2017. Describe the impact on the business, the industry and the customers.

    50%

    4. An overview of how you promote the insurance industry to the market, broader community and/or government to improve its image and reputation. Provide examples.

    30% 


    The submission must be 1,500 words or less. 
    If you are nominating someone else, please describe your relationships to that individual

    Submit

  • ANZIIF Lifetime Achievement Award

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    ANZIIF Lifetime Achievement Award

    This award recognises an outstanding individual who has significantly contributed to the advancement, promotion and improvement of the insurance industry in Australia over the span of their career.

    The candidate must have worked in the insurance industry over a period of at least 15 years. This category can be entered through direct submission or by nomination by a third party and multiple awards can be awarded.

    Criteria

    The submission should include:

    1. A brief career synopsis.

    2. Examples of outstanding leadership displayed throughout their career, including major initiatives, improvements and successes in their business and the market.

    3. A description of their personal contribution to the development, advancement, promotion and improvement of the insurance industry. This can include, but is not limited to, participation in committees, contribution to publications and white papers, and speaking at conferences.

     4. Describe the legacy that they have left through their work in the industry.


    The submission must be 1,500 words or less.
    If you are nominating someone else, please describe your relationship to that individual. 

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