Year of the Insurance Professional

ANZIIF has launched the Year of the Insurance Professional, an initiative for 2021 which is all about celebrating the success of insurance professionals and raising awareness about the good stories that happen every day in our industry. 

Professionalism will be the keynote throughout the year, with each quarter showcasing content and stories from different sectors. Supporting the community when they need it most is at the heart of what we do in insurance. Help us celebrate the success of our insurance professionals by taking part in our initiatives this year.

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ANZIIF is excited to introduce the “Making a Difference” recognition awards, which highlight individuals who have gone above and beyond to display professionalism in their workplace, and for their customers. 

Entries can be self-nominated or you may nominate a colleague or peer who has demonstrated outstanding professionalism, commitment, achievement and passion in the insurance industry.

Your challenge will be to record a short video entry that is compelling and based on evidence that convinces the Judging Panel that you or the nominated individual made the best difference.

Now accepting entries for the sectors below.

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Winners will receive one ANZIIF Skills Unit, registration to a 2021 ANZIIF Event* and one year of ANZIIF Membership. You will also receive industry recognition including a feature profile on the ANZIIF website.

To learn more and enter follow the links below to download the criteria and cover sheet. Entries can be made via email to [email protected].

 Download Criteria  Download Cover Sheet

Entries will close at 5pm Friday 7th May (AEST)

We look forward to recognising outstanding insurance professionals in the sectors of Broking, General Insurance and Claims later in the year. Entries for these sectors will open on Tuesday 17th August 2021.

*Complimentary registration excludes the Industry Awards.


What is Professionalism? Hear from industry leaders on what Professionalism means to them.

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On 3 March, we were joined online by Dallas Booth, CEO of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) and Annabelle Butler, Regulatory Change at Suncorp who discussed the new Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO). Taking effect from October 2021, DDO applies to both insurers (as product manufacturers) and insurance brokers (as product distributors).

Tune in to this recorded webinar to find out more about the key concepts relevant to insurance brokers. It will cover the key obligations that brokers will need to be aware of and implement within their business operations.

As part of the Year of the Insurance Professional, we're delighted to make this premium content available to the public.

Watch the recording now


Most valuable team - Reinsurance, Underwriting or Life

Are you a part of a high performing team? Do you want to acknowledge a team at your company? Tell us about a team working in reinsurance or underwriting that works collaboratively, displays professionalism and puts the customer first to achieve excellence.

Tell us here

Throughout the year professionals in each sector will have an opportunity to submit an entry. All information will be kept private and confidential and a member of ANZIIF will be in contact. 

Be the first to hear about our competitions by following us on LinkedIn or Facebook or bookmark this page.

The ANZIIF Journal

ANZIIF is excited to announce that as part of this initiative, the ANZIIF Journal will be available to the wider industry, bringing professionalism to the forefront and providing the content individuals need to support their growth within the sector. View the latest issues below.

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Take a look at these featured learning resources and keep up with your continuous professional development.

  Life Insurance

  Article | The AI Opportunity in Life Insurance

  Article Life Insurers Brace for Rise in Cancer Claims

  Article | Life Insuers Renew Calls for a Role in Mental Health Treatments

  Journal | Pandemic a Boost for Life Insurance Technology

  Whitepaper | ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2020

  Professional Development Activity | Life Cover Essentials

  Professional Development Activity | Life Insurance Terminology Quiz

  Professional Development Activity | Trauma and Total and Permanent Disability Essentials

  Webinar Recording | Using AI in Life Insurance Claims

  Skills Unit | Tier 1 Life Insurance Compliance

  Skills Unit | Understand life insurance products and polocies

  Reinsurance & Underwriting

  Article | Reinsurers Tackle the Challenge of Modelling Climate Change Risk

  Professional Development Activity | Methods, Types and Classess of Reinsurance

  Skills Unit | Understand the core processes of underwriting 

collaboration and sponsorship

Help us celebrate the success of our insurance professionals and promote professionalism by taking part in our initiatives this year. Contributing to this initiative can come in a variety of ways such as sponsoring a Diploma, sponsoring a Make a Difference Award through providing a prize, offering an apprenticeship - you can tailor your support. 

Contact Sara Cheong, Sponsorship Executive on +61 3 9613 7282 or via email [email protected] to learn more.