Supporting Your People When It Matters Most.

It can be upsetting to think about how our loved ones will manage when we’re gone. Your employees feel that worry too. Group Life Assurance is an insurance policy that many employers choose to include in their employee benefits package to alleviate some of this fear. If something does happen to one of your employees, you’ll be able to provide grieving family members with a lump sum of cash to help them manage that is typically tax free.

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What is Group Life Assurance?

Group Life Assurance is an insurance policy taken out by employers on behalf of their staff. A highly attractive employee benefit, these products provide financial support in the event of an employee’s death by paying out a tax-free lump sum to their chosen beneficiary. Sometimes known as Death in Service cover, Group Life Assurance pays out if an employee dies while employed by you – even if this took place outside of work.

How is Group Life Assurance Calculated?

Understanding how much cover you can provide if the worst happens is important. In the UK, cover has historically been arranged as a multiple of salary – with 2, 3, or 4 times salary common. Most employees insure using a basic salary definition, though total salary can also be used. Sometimes, cover is arranged for a specific amount of money, £50,000 or £100,000, for example. However, the most common way of calculating cover is using the salary method. Whatever kind of cover you want to provide, we can investigate all the options and identify a policy that works for you.

Benefits of Group Life Assurance.

Managing finances when a loved one has just died can make a difficult time even more stressful. Group Life Assurance takes away the worry, providing a lifeline while those affected grieve and heal.

Group Life Assurance shows you truly care about the wellbeing of your employees and their families. Many policies offer ongoing support through access to counselling by qualified professionals.

For you and your employees, Group Life Assurance can provide an invaluable feeling of peace of mind. If the worst does happen, you can support their families as they navigate the loss.

A number of Group Life Assurance policies have a Free Cover Limit which simplifies administration. Your employees won’t have to fill out medical questionnaires, and the policy is underwritten just once.

Arranging Group
Life Assurance.

The most common type of Group Life Assurance is term insurance which renews annually. As the employer, you will be responsible for paying the premiums on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. These are normally established at the start and end of the year – what’s known as a scheme year. At this time, a spreadsheet of information provided at the start is compared with information provided at the end and balancing payments or refunds will be made depending on the situation. We can provide you with a template to fill out whenever administrative input is required, making the process simply, straightforward, and intuitive.


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