Breakfast event: TPD - fatal or fixable?

About the Event

Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance has emerged as one of the biggest challenges to confront the Australian insurance sector in many years and something which proved to be the major factor impacting insurance company balance sheets as well as super fund premium costs.
A range of factors have conspired to make TPD a problem ranging from changes to State Government Workers’ Compensation arrangements to the profitability of plaintiff law firms. But the question remains: Is TPD irrevocably broken, or can a fix be found?

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7:30am - 8:00amRegistration - Hot plated breakfast served at 7:45am sharp
8:00am - 8:05am

Welcome and Housekeeping

Chairman: Mike Taylor, Managing Editor, Money Management 

8:05 - 8:10am

Welcome Address from Breakfast Sponsor

Brett Clark

Brett Clark, CEO, TAL

8:10am - 8:50am

Keynote Topic: The problem with TPD

During her time as Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Chair (2007-2015), Jocelyn Furlan was able to witness first-hand how TPD started to cause issues for both Superannuation Funds and insurers and consequences for these businesses. 
Jocelyn will take you through the causes, consequences and potentially what this means for the future of TPD insurance.

Jocelyn Furlan

Presenter:  Jocelyn Furlan, Immediate past Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Chair

8:55am - 9:55am

Panel Discussion:  How do we fix TPD

Brett ClarkBrett Clark, CEO, TAL

Russell MasonRussell Mason, Partner, Deloitte
Andrew LinfootAndrew Linfoot, Head of Life, Munich Re

John BerrillSpecialist Lawyer

Moderator: Mike Taylor, Managing Editor, Money Management

9:55am - 10:00am

Conclusion and wrap-up
Key takeouts
Thank you to speakers and panelists
Thank you to sponsors.

Presenter: Mike Taylor, Managing Editor, Money Management

10:00amConclusion of Breakfast

Room photo


Brett Clark in room