Policyholder Update Letter - December 2019

In December 2019 a letter was sent to all Foundation Life (NZ) Limited (Foundation Life) participating Whole of Life and Endowment policyholders (Policyholders) outlining the progress made on the possible policy restructure Foundation Life is considering. 

While Foundation Life was planning to send an information pack to Policyholders before the end of 2019, the final details of the proposed policy restructure are still being finalised, due, in part, to the need to assess the impact of the significant reduction in long term interest rates over recent months. Once this assessment is completed, we will be able to provide final details of the proposed policy restructure.

It is now expected that an information pack will be sent to Policyholders during the first half of 2020 once the proposal is finalised, the Appointed Actuary and Independent Actuary have completed their final reviews, all approvals have been achieved and the first High Court hearing has been held. 

The comprehensive information pack will include information on the proposal, estimated values and a Voting/Proxy form with instructions on how to vote.  The decision on whether the proposed policy restructure proceeds will then rest with Policyholders.

We ask that any Policyholders who haven’t done so already get in touch with us to check we have their correct contact details. This is important to ensure that when we do next make contact, we can be sure you will receive the information.  Our contact details can be found on the Contact Us page.

We expect to provide another progress update in the first quarter of 2020.