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About AMP

For more than 160 years AMP has helped Australians protect themselves, their families and their business against financial loss.

AMP is the leading independent wealth management company in Australia and New Zealand, providing insurance, superannuation, investment products and financial services to more than 4 million customers. Having grown stronger after acquiring AXA’s Australian and New Zealand business in 2011,AMP specialises in a variety of financial products and services, including, but not limited to: Income protection, disability and life insurance, superannuation, retirement income and banking & investment services.

History of AMP Insurance

The Australian Mutual Provident Society (AMP) has a rich Australian History, dating all the way back to 1849. AXA, formerly known as National Mutual Life Association of Australasia, opened 20 years later in 1869.

In 1995 the National Mutual Life Association got listed on the Australian stock exchange (ASX) and went from being owned by members to being owned by shareholders. In 1999 they changed their name to AXA Asia Pacific. In 1998, AMP also got demutualised and listed on the stock exchange.

In 2011 AXA and AMP merged and AMP acquired all AXA’s Australian and New Zealand business, while AXA SA would acquire all of AMP’s Asian business. By 2013, the AXA brand became generally phased out of the Australian and New Zealand market and fully integrated within AMP.

AMP Insurance

1849

The Australian Mutual Provident Society is established.

1869

The National Mutual Life Assosciation of
Australasia is established.

1995

The National Mutual Life Assosciation is floated on the ASX.

1998

AMP is floated on the ASX.

1999

National Mutual is rebranded and AXA.

2011

AMP and AXA Asia Pacific merges.
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2011

After merger new AMP Logo is introduced.

Key Statistics

With over 4 million customers and $101.6 billion assets, AMP Insurance was ranked number 510 in the Forbes Global 2000 list. The company’s has reinsurance treaty agreements with three of the biggest reinsurers: RGA, Swiss RE and Munich Re.

AMP is listed on the Australian stock exchange (ASX), and on the 18th August 2016 reported a $523 million net profit for the first half of 2016 (to June 2016).

AMP has the largest financial advice network in Australia and New Zealand, with 4,259 aligned and employed financial advisers & planners. In 2015 AMP paid out $944.7 million in claims payments.

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Your Questions Answered about AMP

AMP merged with AXA in 2011, their first day of operation as a merged group was on 31 March 2011.
After the 2011 merger, the insurance, superannuation and investment products from AXA and AMP were continued but rebranded therefore AXA Elevate was rebranded to AMP Elevate and AMP Flexible Lifetime Protection (AMP FLP) remained as is.

The transfer is not definite yet. Five years ago the National Mutual Life Association of Australia Limited (NMLA) commonly known as AXA became part of the AMP group. They are now proposing to transfer all the Australian and New Zealand life insurance business of the NMLA to AMP to help simplify their financial and administrative processes. If the transfer is approved, it will take effect on 1 January 2017.

If you are an NMLA policy owner, you can rest assured knowing that there will be no changes to your policy terms and conditions, or how it’s administered. The premium you pay and the amount you’re covered for remains the same, it’s only the insurer that’s changed.

As an AMP Life policy owner, your policy terms and conditions will also remain unchanged.

Any concerns surrounding your AXA policy can be directed to the AMP Insurance team.
Australian Casualty & Life (AC&L) was a business unit of National Mutual Life Association of Australia Limited. It was taken over by AXA in 1995. After the 2011 merger of AMP and AXA, all policies including AC&L, falls under AMP.
The lifetime benefit is no longer offered, although AC&L did offer lifetime benefits to customers in the past. If you previously set up your policy to receive such a benefit, you may still be entitled to this benefit. However, it’s always best to check with AMP and make sure what exactly you’re covered for if you have any questions or talk to a specialist insurance consultant.
Generally no your cover remains the same. AXA Elevate was simply rebranded as AMP Elevate when the merger happened. However if you need to confirm what you are covered for it is best to talk to a specialist or AMP directly for details regarding your policy.

Yes, the AMP Elevate product does offer select occupations income protection cover for underground miners and many of the related positions in the mining industry. Most of the occupations can obtain a 2 year benefit period, with select occupations eligible to age 65 benefit periods if they have a number of years of experience in the eligible occupation. The Occupation rating used for most of the mining related occupations for the Elevate product is C.

If you took out a policy with either AMP or AXA before the merger and feel there are still some questions left unanswered, or you’d like to know more about taking out a new AMP policy, please contact one of our experienced consultants or call us directly on 1300 135 205.

If you are thinking about taking out an insurance policy with AMP or have questions surrounding your existing AIA Australian policy, please feel free to ask one of our experts for advice. Alternatively if you’d like to compare AMP Insurance then try out our free quote tool.

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10 Comments

  • Rob Lloyd |

    Does AMP have funeral insurance?

    Yes? No?

    Please advise where I can get info if YES.

    • Brett Lenertz SPECIALIST
      Brett Lenertz |

      Hi Rob, AMP does not offer a stand alone ‘Funeral Insurance’ Product but they do have Life Insurance which offers an advancement of Funeral Expenses built within this policy. There are restrictions within this benefit and the insured must satisfy certain conditions within the PDS for this to be paid. Keep in mind we have two other insurance providers that offer Funeral Insurance and we are happy to provide you information and premiums in relation to this. You are welcome to call us on 1300 135 205 and speak to one of our Funeral Insurance Specialists.

  • Stephen Michael Hawkes |

    I had an insurance policy with AMP Policy number XXXXXXXX in the name of Hawkes Stephen M, just wondering if this policy still exists. Date of last premium paid was 23/10/1981.

    • Brett Lenertz SPECIALIST
      Brett Lenertz |

      Hi Stephen, thanks for contacting us. The first step I would undertake is to contact AMP on 132987 as they may be able to identify the policy for you. If that does not provide a solution and/or if your policy potentially had a cash or investment value you may find some information here on ASIC’s Money Smart Website and in particular on this link. Thank You.

  • Jonathan Anthony |

    Hi

    I would like to get a quote for a life insurance. My wife and I are reviewing our current life insurance.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Jonathan

    • Russell SPECIALIST
      Russell |

      Hi Jonathan

      Happy to help in one of 2 ways, firstly you can obtain a comparison quote between AMP and the other 10+ other companies we compare online, or secondly call us on 1300 135 205 to talk to one of our specialists who will be able to discuss your options further including which companies provide multi life discounts if you both combine your cover with the same insurer and / or generate a comparison report for you and your wife.

      I hope these help you to review your current policy.

  • Rosalyn Fowler (daughter in law) |

    My mother-in-law took out an all of life policy in Australia then moved to New Zealand in 1978 continued to pay the policy changed over to New Zealand she now is living back in Australia for the last 20years now at 85 years old and getting her affairs in order we found out the policy is a New Zealand policy can we change it back to Australia as she is a Australian citizen

    • Brett Lenertz SPECIALIST
      Brett Lenertz |

      Hi Roslyn, Thanks for contacting us. It is an interesting scenario with your mother in law. This policy is more commonly known as a ‘Whole of Life’ policy but to answer your question, it would depend on the Insurer which may be AMP as your comment has been posted on their page on our website? It would seem from your question that the policy was allowed to continue in NZ and she may have had the policy adjusted to NZ Dollars and therefore she serviced the policy in NZ Dollars also? It would be a matter of contacting the Insurer and asking the question to see if it can be converted back to Australian Dollars both in value and servicing. It is probably a fairly uncommon scenario but the Insurer would be able to provide you with information in this regard. I wish you all the best.

  • Kevin Douglas Simmonds |

    Having recently updated my will I need verification that my wife Beverley Simmonds is the nominated party in the event of my death on my Whole of Life Plan. Plan Number V******B.

    • Russell SPECIALIST
      Russell |

      Thank you for contacting us,

      I have just checked our crm and can see we did not set up your whole of life insurance policy for you therefore unfortunately we cannot confirm this for you. Can I suggest you either contact AMP directly on 131 267 or you can join life insurance direct by calling 1300 135 205 and we can do this for you and you will also get access to our exclusive rewards program as well as all the other benefits of being a client of ours.

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