Group Risk Features
The industry is divided about how best to promote group risk to a wider audience. Edmund Tirbutt finds solutions ranging from auto-enrolment to new adviser relationships
The link between stress and ill health is a matter of chemical reactions inside the body. Group risk professionals can help workers get the right mix. Edmund Tirbutt reports
Mental health absence is soaring but there is a lot consultants can do to help employers make a difference. Edmund Tirbutt investigates
Is the group risk market unfairly balanced in favour of incumbent players? As ever, there are two sides to every argument. John Greenwood reports
High staff turnover is bad for business. Edmund Tirbutt examines what group risk professionals can do to ease the pain
Group Risk News
MetLife is appointing Unum’s former head of communications Jo Elphick as head of employee benefits marketing.
A best practice blueprint to help employers build employee engagement strategies has been developed for advisers by Unum.
Friends Life is launching a critical illness support service (CISS) for group critical illness members diagnosed with insured medical conditions or undergoing one of the operations covered by the scheme.
Group Risk Opinion
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
Advisers are aware of multinational pooling but may have not considered entering the market. So is it worth UK advisers taking the plunge asks Canada Life Group Insurance marketing director Paul Avis
Canada Life Group Insurance’s Paul Avis explains how to get the best value from a group risk product
The time has come to make the case for bringing income protection within auto-enrolment says Aviva UK Health head of group risk Steve Bridger
Marco Forato, Chief Marketing Officer at Unum asks why companies are more likely to protect their printers than their people
Advisers need to be at the centre of automated processes that cover group risk and all benefits says Capita Employee Benefits senior health management consultant Lee Gruskin
Sometimes it makes sense for companies to speak directly to providers, however possessive advisers may be about their clients says Ellipse CEO John Ritchie
Employee benefits have not kept up with changing employee demographics. needs. Providers and advisers need to work together to grow the group risk sector says Unum CEO Peter O’Donnell
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