Here is some useful information about placing a policy on risk using our Online Quote and Buy system.
It’s not necessary to get a new quote if the number of employees covered changes by 25% or less.
We can automatically include new employees for cover if they meet any quote terms for actively at work and medical evidence.
You’ll need to check if they are over the free limit. The list we give you showing employees over the free limit will only show those included in the employee details you gave for the quote.
We’ll use this to send important information and updates for the policy. For example, we’ll write to tell you about the up-to-date employee details we need for the next annual renewal date.
We want to keep our policy set up as simple as possible.
We ask for employee details that are up to three months old when you set up the quote. There shouldn’t be too many changes before you want cover to start so we’ll set up your policy and first account based on the employee details you gave for the quote.
If you want to set up a policy using the latest employee details, you’ll need to set up a new quote. The new quote may be different.
If an employer provides group life assurance using their own scheme, we’ll need its HMRC Pension Scheme Tax Reference for the policy application. This confirms the scheme is registered, and we can treat the premiums and benefits correctly for tax purposes. We’ve designed our policy to only cover the benefits of a registered scheme.
You can start a policy before we medically underwrite an employee for benefits over the free limit. We can give up to 90 days temporary cover benefit over the free limit. Find out more about our temporary cover terms and limits in our Technical Guide for each relevant product.
Where we need medical evidence from an employer, they’ll need to complete a Group protection telephone interview (PDF: 73KB) , so we can arrange a convenient time to contact them.
We’ll assess all the medical evidence to decide if we can offer cover and if any particular terms we apply are appropriate. If we do apply additional terms, these will apply straight away and we’ll write to you to explain them. If this results in an increase in premium and your client doesn’t want to pay this, you can cancel the cover the increase is for by telling us in writing within 30 days. Unless we tell you otherwise, this additional term will not affect the cover below the free limit.
We can include up to four other participating employers under the policy. You must make sure you’ve included all the eligible employees of the participating employers in the employee details you gave for the quote.
These will be available to download at the end of the policy application process. Documentation is available for two months after cover has been put in place.
Premiums paid yearly
Premiums paid monthly by direct debit
We’ll guarantee our quote for one month. You can start a policy any time in the guarantee period. If you want to start cover after this, you'll need to get a new quote.
Early intervention and rehabilitation for members who are absent from work because of a long-term illness or injury.
Group life assurance can pay a tax free lump sum or taxable dependants' pension for the loved ones of an employee who dies whilst covered by the policy.