Death in service
Friends Life has simplified its group life claims process by removing the need to have sight of the original death certificate for verification.27 Nov 2013
The first year of auto-enrolment has enjoyed low opt-out rates and relatively high levels of compliance. But what does this mean for group risk schemes? Hannah Uttley investigates the impact of AE on the group risk market.30 Oct 2013
How would you build a dream benefits package to suit your organisation? Owain Thomas asks three leading benefits professionals for their approach.07 Oct 2013
Pitmans Trustees Ltd (PTL) has launched a life assurance claims handling service for death in service benefits.03 Sep 2013
Employers could be on the hook for death-in-service claims if an employee has been unfairly dismissed and subsequently dies, a court has ruled.02 Aug 2013
Edward Murray explores how Guide Dogs created a new benefits package that suited both the needs of the charity and its employees.17 Jul 2013
A ruling which forced British Airways to pay death in service benefits to a representative of an employee it had earlier dismissed has “shaken” employment lawyers.09 Oct 2012
Mercer Employee Benefits is to defend itself at the High Court later this year after a hotel group filed a £250,000 claim for breach of contract.14 Jun 2012
Employers are increasingly becoming benefit facilitators rather than benefit providers, Swiss Re’s Group Watch survey finds.24 Apr 2012
Two thirds of employers are still facing the prospect of paying unlimited employee benefits liabilities after the removal of the earnings cap along with other pre A-Day rules in April last year.11 Apr 2012
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report is developed from an annual survey of over 1,000 experts from industry, government, academia and civil society who were asked to review a landscape of 50 global risks.
Aviva has successfully supported employers through staging and implementation of auto-enrolment. Thankfully, none have needed the thornbush, and none have come close to the cliffs, but all have struggled at times with the enforced downhill speed toward their staging date. So what have we learned so far?