This offers a valuable Death-In-Service benefit for employees whilst working for their employer.

The benefit pays a lump sum to the employees’ dependents, which is intended to help them through some of the difficulties that losing a breadwinner can bring.

There are economies of scale in obtaining group terms which means that an employer can offer a multiple of salary benefit for their employees at a reasonable cost to the business and as part of the employee’s overall benefits package.

It can be the best way for the member to put fairly high levels of cover in place and as the members are underwritten on a “scheme basis”, there is often no need to underwrite each one individually.

Group Life Assurance is put in place to run alongside some form of Company Pension scheme although it is costed and insured separately to allow the adviser to secure the best rates year on year.

Frequently Asked Questions

The concept of a Workplace Pension Scheme was introduced by the Pensions Act 2008.  All employers in the UK are required to establish a Workplace Pension Scheme on their Staging Date.  On you Staging Date and each subsequent Pay Period you must carry out an Assessment of your employees.  The employer must deduct a contribution from the earnings of all their Eligible Employees and pay this to the scheme along with an employer contribution.   A process called Automatic enrolment.

I recently retired after 17 years as Chief Executive of Support in Mind Scotland, a medium sized Scottish mental health charity.  The organisation has long recognised the importance of accessing independent financial advice prior to retirement and has had an arrangement with Corporate Benefits for a number of years to offer this service to its staff. In my personal experience, the company does exactly what it says on the tin! I was given very helpful, accessible advice.  Iain McCallum was not only proactive in his approach; he was also very responsive to any queries I had.  I was made aware of the various options available to me, including enhanced annuities.  As a result, I improved my net retirement income by 35%, a not inconsiderable amount. As well as receiving guidance with the personal pension arranged through my employer, I also benefited from assistance with the administrative process for other existing pensions. Overall, Corporate Benefits transformed what can be a stressful and confusing experience into one that was straightforward and easily understood.  I would happily recommend them to others.  
Mary Weir (former) Chief Executive Support in Mind Scotland