Group Risk Features
Multinational pooling for group risk products has been around for over half a century. So why, asks Edmund Tirbutt, is interest in the concept rising now?
Advisers are always calling for greater innovation from providers. Edmund Tirbutt looks at how things are working beyond the mainstream
Will auto-enrolment actually bring the much talked-of upswing in group risk business? It depends on advice and on technology, says Edmund Tirbutt
With auto-enrolment of pensions enabling advisers to talk about group risk, could we even see auto-enrolment for sickness protection? The tide of opinion may be moving that way, finds Edmund Tirbutt
Mental health and cancer are two of the biggest challenges affecting the wellbeing and productivity of UK workers. Edmund Tirbutt hears why the best companies foster an open culture
Group Risk News
Group risk rehabilitation figures have been published for the first time, showing that 1,529 people were helped to return to work with some form of active support from an insurer.
The group risk industry is at a crossroads despite figures showing the number of people covered increasing by 200,000 in 2014 says Swiss Re.
Group risk journalist Edmund Tirbutt, a regular Corporate Adviser contributor, has recently been named the best comedian aged over 55 at the prestigious national 2015 Silver Stand-Up Awards.
Group Risk Opinion
This year’s group risk business figures look positive but they mask a worrying decline in active group income protection schemes. It’s time for fresh thinking, says Swiss Re technical manager Ron Wheatcroft
The Money Advice Service should be given a statutory objective of delivering a clear workplace financial education strategy, according to Unum head of public policy John Letizia
Helping workers cope when cancer strikes is a great way for employers to show their staff how much they care about them, says Friends Life head of group protection proposition Anna Spender
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
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