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.

mcleanThe current team at Corporate Benefits Consulting have had MacLean Electrical as a client for around 10 years now and over that time we have got to know them well.

Our Client Manager Maureen Ruddy, has guided our ever- expanding company through the pensions minefield of the last decade, offering advice which culminated in us closing our Final Salary Pension Scheme in 2007 and then going on to establish a new GPPP for all employees. Corporate Benefits guided us through this complex situation and continue to act as advisers to both the Trustees of the closed FS Scheme and also to the individual Members of the new GPPP.

At MacLean Electrical we feel it is important to get to know our service providers so that they can understand our business well enough to allow us all to work together and utilise all of our time effectively. In this way, Corporate Benefits have assisted us greatly by removing a large proportion of the day to day administration burden of running our schemes and they have also been of great assistance in guiding us through the various legislative changes experienced by pension schemes over the last decade and of course beyond.

The experienced team at Corporate Benefits is worth considering if you are a business who needs sound, relevant and effective advice regarding your Pensions and Employee Benefits packages and I would have no hesitation in recommending Corporate Benefits to you.

Gordon CarswellFinance DirectorMaclean Electrical