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Most people during a lifetime will take out numerous insurance policies to protect themselves against situations in which they may suffer financial loss. In spite of this, very few people really understand the cover offered under their policies, or how to take action to get a claim paid.

This topic focuses on:

  • matters to consider when buying insurance
  • the relationship between insured and insurer
  • getting a claim paid
  • dispute resolution schemes
  • the law about health insurance

See the Insurance Council of Australia's Understand Insurance website for useful information and resources relating to insurance.

Insurance  :  Last Revised: Tue Jan 14th 2020
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