mental health

Archive of posts tagged 'mental health'

Life insurers must end unlawful mental health discrimination, following VEOHRC report

June 12, 2019

PIAC’s Mental Health and Insurance Project has welcomed changes by several major travel insurers that will prevent discrimination against people with mental health conditions, but called for urgent action to end widespread discrimination by life insurers. ‘The removal of outdated … read more

Banking Royal Commission report signals to insurers: lift your game on mental health

February 6, 2019

PIAC has welcomed the Banking Royal Commission’s final report as a step towards addressing the unfair treatment of people with mental health conditions or symptoms. ‘For years, PIAC has been working with beyondblue and Mental Health Australia on behalf of … read more

Opinion: Royal Commission highlights appalling conduct of insurers re mental health

September 13, 2018

Round 6 of the Royal Commission into the Financial Services Industry opened this week, with the spotlight turning to insurers. Among the cache of reprehensible conduct laid out in the opening statement of Rowena Orr QC, was how life insurers … read more

Banking Royal Commission: insurers must end mental health discrimination

September 10, 2018

PIAC has called for urgent action by insurers to make policies and practices fair for people who have experienced a past or current symptom of a mental health condition, on the first day of the Banking Royal Commission’s hearings in … read more

Banking royal commission: Insurers might be breaking anti-discrimination laws

September 8, 2018

‘Insurers are using eating disorders from teenage years, wedding anxiety symptoms and “low feelings” to deny coverage and claims on mental health grounds, potentially breaking anti-discrimination laws, mental health advocates say…’

Mental Health Matters Forum

August 9, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came along to our forum on mental health and mental illness on Tuesday evening. The Mental Health Matters event was the fourth in an annual series of public forums that PIAC organises with Sydney Grammar School … read more

Time to end mental health discrimination by insurers: submission to the Banking Royal Commission

May 16, 2018

PIAC’s submission to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has highlighted widespread, systemic discrimination by insurers on the basis of mental health. PIAC has been working with beyondblue, Mental Health Australia and Victoria … read more

Submission to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

April 26, 2018

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) urges the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Commission) to inquire into the practices of insurers in relation to people with past or current mental health conditions. PIAC … read more

Mental health discrimination: calls for life insurers be held to account

April 10, 2018

In a landmark report released on 27 March 2018, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services has recommended a range of initiatives to improve the way the life insurance industry deals with issues relating to mental health. Key … read more

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