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RiskeBusiness – latest edition – ALUCA RiskeBusiness Summer/Autumn 2020, click here for the electronic version.

RiskeBusiness, ALUCA’s quarterly journal, covers a diverse range of topics relevant to life insurance professionals and service providers such as technical information and updates, doing things differently, tools of the trade, and smarter analysis. ALUCA members have full access to past editions of all RiskeBusiness journals in the members centre.

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Medical Marijuana – Harvard Health blog
Medical marijuana is controversial, yet people need to better understand it and doctors need to be prepared to answer patients’ questions.

ALUCA CPD POINT: 0.25 TECHNICAL

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ASIC’s approach to understanding and addressing consumer harms, as illustrated by the outcomes of two ASIC life insurance reviews

REP 633 Holes in the safety net: a review of TPD insurance claims READ

ALUCA CPD POINT: 2 TECHNICAL 

REP 587 The sale of direct life insuranceREAD

ALUCA CPD POINT: 2 TECHNICAL 

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“Our suicide research is clear: Australia needs more urgent action to address the COVID-19 fallout”
Based on long-term research insights and statistical modelling, Prof. Hickie notes several ways in which the Australian Government can better support mental health during and after COVID-19.

ALUCA CPD POINT: 0.25 TECHNICAL

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Boosting the Power of Immunotherapy for More Effective Cancer Treatment
Exciting work being done to boost the power of immunotherapy for more effective cancer treatment. It outlines how DCs (dendritic cells) are an important new component in the new world of immune-targeting therapies for the treatment of solid cancers.
Peter McCallum, Cancer Centre

ALUCA CPD POINT: 0.25 TECHNICAL

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The C-Word Crippling Our Crisis Response to COVID-19
Focuses on what the marketing and communications departments and agencies should be focusing on, there are plenty of lessons for the life insurance sector.
Chris Savage, The Savage Company

ALUCA CPD POINT: 0.25 CUSTOMER

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The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence
The Lancet

ALUCA CPD POINT: 1 TECHNICAL

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The FSC have released six core guiding principles
to outline how customers will be serviced during the COVID-19 crisis, and the commitment participating FSC life insurance member companies are making to frontline health workers.

ALUCA CPD POINT: 0.25 REGULATORY

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The Sustainability Fallacy
The white paper provided by Retender

ALUCA CPD POINT: 1 GENERAL 

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The Size of Australia’s Bushfire Crisis Captured in 5 Big Numbers
Published by ABC Science

Shocking figures highlight the wide-ranging damage that will reverberate for years to come.

ALUCA CPD POINT: 0.25 GENERAL 

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NEF Five ways to well-being
A report presented to the Foresight Project on communicating the evidence base for improving people’s well-being

ALUCA CPD POINT: 0.25 GENERAL 

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MEDHEALTH
Telehealth Independent Medical Examinations
Telehealth is not just about technology, it is a solution for new routines and work flows, which continue to put the person being assessed at the centre of care.

ALUCA CPD POINT: 1 TECHNICAL 

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