AIA Australia announced a partnership with Pain Revolution, a community educational program aimed at helping chronic or persistent pain sufferers.
The sponsored program, the Pain Revolution Ride, is an annual regional bike ride fundraiser, with all proceeds directed to train local health professionals in communities along the Sydney to Albury trail.
The partnership was driven by Professor Lorimer Moseley, a pain scientist at the University of South Australia with over 25 years’ experience treating chronic pain.
Chief Group Insurance Officer, Stephanie Phillips, of AIA Australia said the initiative aims to help AIA Australia members get well, and to champion Australia and New Zealand to be the healthiest and most protected nations in the world.
“That’s why we are proud to support Professor Lorimer Moseley and Pain Revolution: we want to help educate, raise awareness and give people the resources to recover from, and also prevent, chronic pain,” she said.
Phillips said a significant number of customers who lodged claims with AIA Australia suffered from chronic pain, and the life insurer intends to support programs that seek to return people to productive work, working with allied healthcare professionals to do so.
“At AIA Australia, we are always looking for how we can more effectively help claimants get back to health and wellness. We see supporting Pain Revolution as a real shared value opportunity – tackling chronic pain and finding a new, effective path to recovery not only has potential benefits for our own claimants, but for society and the millions of Australians suffering this condition,” she said.