The highest percentage on record
'Employers should tailor support'
Poor management a factor
'Good grounding' for GR1 qualification
Lessons for income protection
The imminent introduction of auto-enrolment looks set to trigger increased investment in employee benefits, according to research from Group Risk Development (Grid).
Businesses and government need to issue a "clear and consistent message from the top that work is good for you", the co-author of the Sickness Absence Review has said.
Stress and mental health have taken a back seat as UK bosses worry most about employee's work/life balance Group Risk Development (GRiD) has said.
Paul Avis, sales and marketing director for Canada Life Group Insurance, explains the benefits of advising on RDR exempt products such as group risk.
A new breed of rehabilitation only group risk products is likely to be born if the results of the Sickness Absence Review are followed through, Legal & General has said.
Almost £300m was paid out in group income protection (GIP) claims last year according to figures collated by Grid.
Stress is a bigger absence problem for businesses than acute medical conditions such as cancer, Group Risk Development (Grid) has found.
With many legislative changes in the works, the group risk market is hesitant at present. Owain Thomas examines the bigger picture of what is to come for group income protection.
PruProtect has called critics of its desire for protection to be made compulsory as being "defeatist" and argued that the need is "very clear".
Grid has argued that incentivisation is the best way for the protection market to expand - not compulsion.
The practice of offering the holding insurer final refusal on group risk renewals is commonplace throughout the sector. But, John Ritchie asks, is it harming you and your clients' business?
The industry knows group risk benefits are valuable, but does anyone else? The sector needs an image boost to thrive, says Peter Fenner.
Government and the protection industry must seize this window of opportunity if the welfare reform agenda is to succeed, a Group Risk Development (Grid) roundtable has concluded.
As stress takes its toll, 33% of public sector employers said their average employee takes more than five days off sick per year, compared to 15.9% in the private sector.
NEST (the National Employment Savings Trust) could open the door to expansion of the group life market, according to new research.
Advisers could be on the hook for millions of pounds in uninsured losses if they fail to act on the imminent A-day deadline, according to a specialist group risk intermediary.
Grid has added its voice to the warning that many businesses are not prepared for the upcoming ‘A-day' deadline for group life schemes.
Only 16% of employers have failed to at least maintain the value of their employee benefits package through the recession, according to industry body Group Risk Development (GRiD).