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ANZIIF names insurance awards finalists

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has announced the contenders for the Australian Insurance Industry Awards.

ANZIIF will reveal the winners on October 26 as planned but will do so via a free-to-view "online movie" production in light of the current COVID-19 situation. It had originally intended to hand out the prizes at The Star Event Centre in Sydney.

“While it would have been lovely to frock up and celebrate it is just not possible, so this year a professionally produced online movie will celebrate the incredible achievements from individuals and companies, and their contribution to raising the standard of professionalism for the insurance and financial services industry,” CEO Prue Willsford said.

Last year’s awards - an annual affair to mark the accomplishments of individuals and businesses in the general insurance industry - were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are this year's finalists in each category:

Small broking company of the year - Austbrokers Coast to Coast, Carollo Horton & Associates, Hunter Broking Group, Trade Risk, Vie Legal Insurance

Medium broking company - Guardian Insurance Brokers, Warren Saunders Insurance Brokers

Large broking company - Aon, Gallagher, Honan Insurance Group, Insurance Advisernet , Insurance House Group, Marsh

Authorised representative network - Community Broker Network, Insurance Advisernet

Underwriting agency - Agile Underwriting Services, CHU Underwriting Agencies, Club Marine Insurance, GT Insurance, Professional Risk Underwriting Agency, Sportscover, Underwriting Agencies of Australia

Small general insurance company - Adica Insurance, Guild Insurance, Lawcover Insurance, RACT Insurance

Large general insurance company - Allianz, CGU, Hollard Insurance, QBE Australia Pacific, Zurich General Insurance (Australia & New Zealand)

Life insurance company - AIA Australia, MetLife Australia, TAL

Insurtech - Codafication, Daisee, Mitti Insurance, Wilbur

Professional services firm - Barry.Nilsson.Lawyers, DLA Piper, Finity, Hall & Wilcox, MinterEllison, Sedgwick

Service provider to the insurance industry - Bay Building Group, BizCover, Claim Central Consoliated, Construct Services, Duck Creek Technologies, DXC Technology, Gallagher Bassett, Independent Validation Advisory Australia, JB Hi-Fi, Manheim ANZ, MJM Corporate Risk Services, MVR (Motor Vehicle Replacement), Paynters, Phenix Jewellery

Excellence in workplace diversity and inclusion - Allianz Australia, CHU Underwriting Agencies, Hollard Insurance, Marsh, MetLife Australia, QBE Insurance Australia Pacific

Insurance learning program - Guild Insurance, Sedgwick

Young insurance professional - Renee Betton (CHU Underwriting Agencies), Robbie Gibbs (Risk Guidance Insurance), Matthew McHutchison (Independent Validation Advisory Australia), Linh Nguyen (Sedgwick), Jonathan Pack (Chubb Insurance), Bianca Parussolo (ProRisk), Jessie Wang (Hollard Insurance)

Insurance leader - announced on October 26

ANZIIF lifetime achievement award - announced on October 26