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Partners Life in the public eye. <br>Greater transparency helps all

Partners Life in the public eye. Greater transparency helps all

October 1, 2020

  One of New Zealand’s leading insurance companies made the news in late September with the announcement that it will publishing more information about how it works, what it is doing to improve its service and how it helps our customers. Partners Life is one of our key insurance partners. In September they announced they … Read More

Prostate cancer awareness. <br>Jase the Ace leads the way…

Prostate cancer awareness. Jase the Ace leads the way…

September 25, 2020

  Men – is prostate cancer a thingee you don’t talk about? As we come to the end of Blue September it’s worth looking back on the campaign and looking forward to the future (and making plans to ensure this future stays a healthy one). You may have noticed the Jason Gunn campaign ‘Prostate Cancer … Read More

Covid-19. <br>What you need to know.

Covid-19. What you need to know.

September 22, 2020

  The ever-changing Covid-19 landscape has brought uncertainty to many New Zealanders trying to plan for the future. No matter what lockdown level were at, Eric James & Associates are here for you. First, the most important thing: If you had cover in place prior to lockdown absolutely nothing has change. You are still covered … Read More

Change for good. <br>How to actually break the ‘habit of a lifetime’.

Change for good. How to actually break the ‘habit of a lifetime’.

September 4, 2020

  Here are some simple tips for how to avoid the junk food shopping trolley, the energy-draining binge watching session or the trip down for another pack of cigarettes. It’s generally true that healthy people are happy people. It’s also true that one or two bad habits can have dramatic affects on overall quality of … Read More

Life tip: <br>Researching a new job?

Life tip: Researching a new job?

August 29, 2020

  When it comes to assessing a new company’s culture sometimes a gut feeling can save you a world of pain in the weeks, months and years ahead. Here are a couple of simple considerations if you’re in the employment market, or about to take up a new job… First, it pays to keep track … Read More

Acting up. <br>Our five favourite films about insurance.

Acting up. Our five favourite films about insurance.

August 15, 2020

In 2020 many of us had a little extra time on our hands when we couldn’t get outside with our lives like normal. While we were certainly busy we also used some down time watching the occasional film or two – which inspired us to compile this list on films where insurance plays a major … Read More

Coronavirus. <br>What it helps to know.

Coronavirus. What it helps to know.

February 28, 2020

New Zealand has now begun to feel the effects of travel restrictions and quarantines, with serious repercussions on our industry and economy. With so much discussion we thought it wise to offer a simple overview because, as recent Guardian headline states, “Misinformation on the coronavirus might be the most contagious thing about it”. What is … Read More

Life tip: Music to their ears

Life tip: Music to their ears

February 21, 2020

Having a friend or family member diagnosed with dementia is always an incredibly challenging time, and many people often feel powerless to help those suffering. There are small things you can do right from the start that, as their condition advances, can make a big difference. In the early stages of dementia one simple exercise … Read More

Give it a nudge: <br>Our 5 favourite ‘positive manipulations’

Give it a nudge: Our 5 favourite ‘positive manipulations’

February 16, 2020

Are you being manipulated for your own good? In Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, authors Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein argue for new ways to ‘nudge’ people towards the right health, financial and environmental decisions. From loos to lollipops, here are five of our favourite nudges. It’s an inescapable fact that smokers … Read More

Career change? <br>Keep your insurance correctly employed too.

Career change? Keep your insurance correctly employed too.

February 12, 2020

Congratulations on your new job. Now, it’s time to find a new spot to park the car and a new haunt for your daily caffeine hit. But what about new insurance? While you’re busy scouring the streets for the best double espresso in the city, it’s worth assessing your insurance situation with equal gusto. It’s … Read More

Coffin control. <br>How one Kiwi’s idea travelled the world.

Coffin control. How one Kiwi’s idea travelled the world.

February 1, 2020

Yes, you’ve planned for everything financially. But what about the most pragmatic of decisions around your final resting place? Why not follow the lead of Katie Williams, who started a unique club in Rotorua back in 2010. New Zealand has given much to the world – jetboats, Lord Of The Rings films, pavlova, Phar Lap … Read More

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

November 26, 2019

Click here to view a PDF version of our latest newsletter Spring 2019 Newsletter More for mental health Despite the incredible progress in improving life expectancy and physical health, we have high levels of mental illness across New Zealand. It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and statistics show that 47% of New Zealanders will live with … Read More