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.

UNISON_trade_union_logoThe team at Corporate Benefits Consulting have been guiding the Trustees and Employers of the Unison Strathclyde Region Branch Pension Plan through an extremely complex and difficult Scheme closure and ultimate wind up. Our Client Manager, Allan Maxwell, has provided expert advice at all stages of this process which included the negotiation of a transfer of the Active members to the Unison Staff Pension Scheme and the securing of benefits for the remaining pensioners and deferred members. At Unison we feel it is important that our advisers are able to deal effectively with our pension arrangements offering imaginative and timely advice. Corporate Benefits have assisted us greatly by presenting comprehensive solutions to the problems that we faced. If good, practical pensions and employee benefits advice is what your company needs then Corporate Benefits would be a good starting point.
Catherine McClymontTrusteeUnison