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  • Thu 21 Sep 2017

    Sovereign to be acquired by AIA Group Limited

    Sovereign’s parent company, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), has today announced that it has agreed to sell its life insurance businesses in New Zealand (Sovereign) and Australia (CommInsure) to AIA Group Limited (“AIA”) for AUD $3.8 billion.

  • Tue 05 Sep 2017

    Accidental Injury Cover – our new optional benefit

    Sovereign now offers Accidental Injury Cover, providing customers with financial protection in the event of accidental injury.

  • Thu 19 Jan 2017

    The changing face of health insurance

    Ongoing medical advancements are creating the need for health insurance products to evolve to ensure New Zealanders benefit from the improvements.

  • Wed 21 Dec 2016

    Sovereign Retains A+ (Superior) Financial Strength Rating

    New Zealanders can continue to count on Sovereign Insurance in life’s moments of truth after international credit ratings agency A.M. Best announced the company will retain its financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) for the ninth consecutive year.

  • Mon 10 Oct 2016

    Sovereign appoints new Chief Customer Officer and Chief Officer Product

    Sovereign has made two appointments to its executive team, seeing Sharron-Moana Botica appointed to Chief Customer Officer and Len Elikhis appointed to Chief Officer Product.

  • Wed 13 Jul 2016

    Good advice, transparency and consumer-first

    Sovereign welcomes the planned changes to the Financial Advisers Act (FAA) and the Financial Service Providers Act (FSPA) which focus on the consumer’s best interest and improved transparency.

  • Thu 30 Jun 2016

    A young country full of old people: Kiwi health age wake up call

    A unique snapshot of how Kiwis are faring on the health front, including potential bonus or penalty ‘health age’ years, based on the lifestyle choices we make, has shown the degree to which everyday behaviour can impact our wellbeing outlook.

  • Mon 30 May 2016

    How old are you really?

    Sovereign has launched the ‘Health Age Generator’ giving Kiwis a personalised snapshot of how they are faring on the health front, including potential bonus or penalty ‘health age’ years, based on lifestyle choices made.

  • Tue 17 May 2016

    New research: House, health, contents and car trump protecting your life

    New research: House, health, contents and car trump protecting your life. Call for increased transparency to build consumer trust in life insurance.

  • Fri 22 Apr 2016

    Creating a healthier New Zealand – rewards just for healthy living

    Leading health and life insurer, Sovereign, has launched New Zealand’s first loyalty programme to reward people for their everyday health choices including getting out for a walk, heading to the gym or simply doing a fresh grocery shop.

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