NIBA members named as finalists for 2018 Australian Insurance Industry Awards

NIBA members feature prominently among the finalists for 2018 Australian Insurance Industry Awards just announced by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Asia Insurance Review.

Simplex insurance solutions has been named as a contender for the Small Broking Company of the Year while Adroit Insurance & Risk, AEI Insurance Broking Group  and GSA Insurance Brokers have been named as challengers for the Medium Broking Company of the Year.

Aon and Marsh are up for the Large Broking Company of the Year gong, AUB Group for the Insurance Learning Program of the Year and Fiona Fong from Marsh is a finalist for the Young Insurance Professional of the Year.

NIBA CEO, Dallas Booth congratulated all the finalists and wish them luck for the final awards.

Marking their fifteenth year in 2018, the Awards are an annual celebration acknowledging the accomplishments of individuals and businesses in the Australian insurance industry.

“Being announced as a finalist of the Australian Insurance Industry Awards is a true achievement, particularly as the quality of submissions we receive increases each year,” said Prue Willsford, CEO of ANZIIF.

“The quality of the entries this year vouches for the degree of competition in the market and the determination of the candidates to give back to the industry and to society. Each year, I never fail to be amazed by how innovative the Australian insurance industry is in embracing digital to better serve their staff and the public. The entries are positive indicators of a great future for insurance,” said Sivam Subramaniam, Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Insurance Review.

The full list of finalists for the 2018 Australian Insurance Industry Awards is as follows:

Small Broking Company of the Year

Austbrokers Coast to Coast
Experien General Insurance Services
Simplex Insurance Solutions

Medium Broking Company of the Year

Adroit Insurance & Risk
AEI Insurance Broking Group
GSA Insurance Brokers
McLardy McShane

Large Broking Company of the Year

Aon
Marsh

Underwriting Agency of the Year

CHU Underwriting Agencies
Club Marine
nti
Primacy
UAA

Direct General Insurance Company of the Year

Achmea Australia
Lawcover Insurance
NRMA Insurance

Small-Medium General Insurance Company of the Year

Ansvar Insurance
RAA Insurance
RACT Insurance

Large General Insurance Company of the Year

Allianz Australia
CGU
QBE Insurance
Suncorp

Life Insurance Company of the Year

AIA Australia
BT Financial Group
MetLife
TAL

Insurtech Program of the Year

Advisr
CHU Underwriting Agencies
Cover Genius
MLC Life Insurance

Innovation of the Year

Gallagher Bassett (NT LaunchPad)
MLC Life Insurance (LifeView)
OnePath Life (Anxiety and depression income protection claims service)
Suncorp (Zero-touch Claims)

Professional Services Firm of the Year

Barry.Nilsson.
DLA Piper
Finity Consulting
McInnes Wilson Lawyers
MinterEllison
Wotton + Kearney

Service Provider to the Insurance Industry

DXC Technology
EMLife
IVAA Jewellery Claim Management
JB Hi-Fi Solutions
Phenix Jewellery
Specialised Health

Women’s Employer of the Year

CHU Underwriting Agencies
Suncorp
TAL
The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd

Insurance Learning Program of the Year

Allianz Australia
AMP Life Limited
AUB Group

Young Insurance Professionals Employer of the Year

Cunningham Lindsey
Hospitality Employers Mutual

Young Insurance Professional of the Year

Fiona Fong (Marsh)
Michael Jayatilaka (RACT Insurance)
Viraj Mody (TAL)
Dean Mulheron (Swiss Re)

The Awards will be held at Luna Park, Sydney on Thursday 30 August.