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Flexible benefits.

Expertise in flexible group protection benefits

We offer a range of flexible protection benefits that can be designed to suit your budget and scheme requests, that also give your employees the choice of selecting certain levels of cover.

Flexible benefits, giving staff more choice

Flexible benefit plans have been growing in popularity over recent years as employers not only look for ways to control their costs, employees are also demanding a benefits package that’s much more relevant to their needs today.

We've been helping advisers and employers deliver the right solution for employees for over 10 years now and we've been recognised as a leading provider by Swiss Re (Swiss RE Group Watch 2013).

Flex schemes

You can choose a range of core benefits that employees can top up and change, as long as they're still employed by you, according to their life stage or individual circumstances:

  • Group Life Assurance - from 1 to 12 times salary and Group Dependants Pension' from 15% of salary up to 4/9 of salary. The maximum individual benefit we'll insure for death in service benefits is £10 million.
  • Group Income Protection - our Multiflex solution allows employees to flex up from 40% to 80% of their salary as well as flex out from a two year limited term basis, up until benefit termination date or state pension age whichever is earlier. We'll pay benefit to the member's state pension age up to a maximum of their 70th birthday.
  • Group Critical Illness Cover - is available up to five times scheme earnings or £500,000, whichever is less.

Voluntary plans

We also provide voluntary plans for Group Life Assurance and Group Critical Illness Cover, where the costs are met by the employee through salary deduction or salary sacrifice. This includes optional cover for spouse and partners where costs are generally cheaper than individual policies because of the economies of scale of being part of a group arrangement.

  • Group Life Assurance for employees - £250,000 maximum benefits
  • Group Life Assurance for employee's spouses and partners - £250,000 maximum benefits
  • Group Critical Illness Cover - employees can cover up to the lesser of £250,000 or five times their P60 earnings. Their spouse, registered civil partner or unmarried partner can also be covered, up to the lesser of £150,000 or an amount equal to the employees benefit.

What you can expect

  • We'll work closely with those designing your scheme to ensure it meets your specifications.
  • We'll organise an implementation meeting to explain the process and give you the chance to ask any questions.
  • We'll attend employee roadshows wherever possible to help explain the benefits to your employees.
  • We'll provide literature for your employees plus information for your intranet site.
  • We'll give you and your insured employees access to our free Employee Assistance Programme with online and telephone support, provided by Health Assured.
  • We'll provide administration help and support throughout. For new Group Life Assurance and Dependants Pensions' schemes, we'll even provide trust documentation and rules.

You can find out more information in our FAQ section and our guide to managing Group Protection policies.

You need to know

We'll continue to provide cover and pay any valid claims as long as premiums are paid and policy terms are met. Policy terms will be unique to each business and there are some circumstances where we won't provide cover. We'll give you the terms with our quote and you should read this together with our technical guide.

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