Group Risk Features
Demonstrating ROI on rehab services through standardised industry performance stats is complex – but it is a prize worth fighting for. Edmund Tirbutt reports
Waiting time targets for NHS treatments for mental health not only support the argument for early intervention, they also highlight how group risk products are doing even better. Edmund Tirbutt reports
The extent to which the new Fit for Work Service increases the profile of rehabilitation services will depend on buy-in by employers and GPs. But, finds Edmund Tirbutt, it could prove a foot in the door for group risk advisers
Managing absence is a key area where group risk professionals can deliver genuine productivity benefits to employers - but it requires a genuine consultancy approach. Edmund Tirbutt reports
Before the group risk sector can push GIP as a serious candidate for auto-enrolment it first needs a better understanding of why the product is not making inroads into new markets, finds Edmund Tirbutt
Group Risk News
Adviser support for auto enrolment of sickness benefit protection has soared in the last six months, with an overwhelming number now in favour of the policy, according to a poll at the Corporate Adviser Group Risk Forum yesterday.
Decision-makers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of employee wellbeing but this is not translating through to action warns Unum chief executive Peter O’Donnell.
Friends Life is launching a new group cancer cover product that provides a tax-free lump sum benefit of £25,000 for employees who develop cancer.
Group Risk Opinion
The ABI’s call for income protection to take a greater role in welfare reform is timely says Teresa Hunter
By showcasing the valuable benefits income protection can bring the Seven Families campaign should be a real boost to group risk advisers says Master Adviser corporate & protection specialist Roy McLoughlin
Planning for AE to workplace sick pay schemes has to start now says Ellipse chief executive John Ritchie
What will the future office look like, asks Peter O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer, Unum
Is auto-enrolment into workplace sick pay schemes the next welfare policy target? Ellipse chief executive John Ritchie thinks it should be
The success of the Dutch approach to managing absence could provide a framework for automatic enrolment for group income protection in the UK says Canada Life Group Insurance sales and marketing director Paul Avis
Group life can go a long way to strengthening the emotional contract between employer and employee argues MetLife UK employee benefits director Tom Gaynor
Employer’s NI savings can be diverted to improve health and wellbeing as they face pensions auto-enrolment says Health Shield executive director, sales & marketing Philip Wood
Group IP products do not sit well within a simple products framework. So is compulsion, soft or otherwise, a realistic alternative asks Canada Life Group Insurance marketing director Paul Avis
Would auto-enrolment of income protection be such a good idea? The government may think it has better options says PSHPC senior consultant Paul White
Group Risk Special Report
Increasingly mobile employees plus tight finances equals a need to get more for less from international benefits packages. Achieving that demands better data and smarter thinking, says Nicola Sullivan