Awards and scholarships

ALUCA TurksLegal Scholarship 2019 Now Open!

Have your say on a topical life insurance issue showcased in this year’s ALUCA TurksLegal Scholarship and win an overseas trip to a leading insurance conference valued at up to AU$8,000!

The 2019 ALUCA TurksLegal Scholarship is designed to support the professional growth of ALUCA and its members by providing a significant career development opportunity for professionals working in the life insurance industry.

Application Form

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Applications must be received by 17.00pm AEST on Sunday, 8 September 2019.


ALUCA’s Life Insurance Excellence Awards program received almost 60 entries from life insurance professionals across Australia with submissions judged by industry leaders from various disciplines. Congratulations to everyone.

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners

1 ALUCA Life Insurance Leadership Excellence Award Winner Peter Tilocca, OnePath

2 ALUCA Life Insurance Claims Excellence Award Winner Michelle Byrne, Comminsure

3 ALUCA Life Insurance Underwriting Excellence Award Winner Scott Power, Zurich Australia Limited

4 ALUCA Life Insurance Rehabilitation Excellence Award Winner Melissa Colonna, Metlife

5 ALUCA Excellence in Life Insurance Rising Star of the Year Award Winner Emily Plahuta, AMP Limited

6 ALUCA David Mico Excellence in Life Insurance Education Award Winner Tony Baker, Zurich Australia Limited

7 ALUCA life Insurance Excellence Volunteer Here Award Jennifer Jackson, CommInsure

8 ALUCA Life Insurance Excellence Underwriting Team Award Winner MetLife

9 ALUCA Life Insurance Excellence Claims Team of the Year Award Joint Winner MLC Life Insurance & BT Financial Group

10 ALUCA Life Insurance Excellence Customer Service Team Award Winner AMP Limited Motivational Interactions Team

11 ALUCA Life Insurance Excellence Innovation Team Award Winner MLC Life Insurance – Mental Health Navigator



Swiss Re Excellence and Innovation in Return to Work Award:
Launched by our platinum education partner Swiss Re in partnership with ALUCA, the Excellence and Innovation in Return to Work Award promotes initiatives that seek to optimise health and return to ‘good’ work outcomes for customers.

Swiss Re & ALUCA are excited to announce the winner for 2018:  BT Financial Group’s Cancer Assistance Program. Well done to them for this innovative program designed to help customers diagnosed with cancer return to work sooner. 

Congratulations to BT’s winner, Ben Crawley  who will enjoy the prize – a trip to Vancouver for the IFDM Conference. For further information click here 

ALUCA-MLC Award Scholarship Program
This special ALUCA-MLC scholarship program is being revamped for 2019.  The 2019 scholarship details will be announced soon.