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Wingate Benefit Solutions joins GRiD

Press release

14 September 2016

Wingate Benefit Solutions is the latest company to become a member of Group Risk Development (GRiD).

GRID aims to generate a wider awareness and understanding of group risk protection products and their benefits for employers and employees. The organisation promotes Group Risk through a collective voice to Government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers. It represents advisers, providers and reinsurers operating in the Group Risk market.

Every GRiD member has equal access to the benefits of membership including the opportunity to influence Group Risk policy making.

As part of GRiD’s recent rebrand they have developed a new website which offers additional perks to members. This includes privileged access to supplementary content from the working groups, legal opinion, regulatory updates, consultation responses, good practice, detailed employer research and pan-industry claims data.

GRiD members also benefit from organised networking opportunities, events to keep abreast of industry trends and exclusive access to key industry speakers at member meetings.

Ben Clarke, managing director for Wingate Benefit Solutions said: ‘We wish to help shape the development and future of the group risk market for the benefit of organisations and their employees, and GRiD provides the perfect platform to achieve this goal.’

Lee Lovett, chairman of GRiD said, ‘We’re making great progress in the Group Risk market but we’re aware of the ongoing work we have to do in raising awareness of the need for financial protection and every member makes an important contribution in helping us achieve our aims. We’re very pleased to welcome Wingate as our newest member.’

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For further information please contact:

Sharon Mason 
SMUK Marketing and PR 
Mob: 07747 611773
Land: 01252 843350

Katharine Moxham
Spokesperson for GRiD
Mob: 07887 512508

Notes for editors

About GRiD

Founded in 1998, Group Risk Development (GRiD) encourages awareness and uptake of corporate group protection benefits – income protection, group life insurance and critical illness cover – on behalf of its members which include insurers, reinsurers and intermediary businesses. Under the chairmanship of Lee Lovett, CEO of Ellipse, GRiD aims to enhance the industry’s profile among media and stakeholder groups. The Group provides a collective voice to Government and participates in industry wide initiatives such as the qualification in Group Risk launched jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute. In May 2009, the Group appointed its first dedicated spokesperson, Katharine Moxham, to provide expert media comment on a full range of group risk issues.

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If you are active in the group risk market and would be interested in gaining a greater share of voice and working more closely with your contemporaries in the industry please get in touch by completing this page.

Benefits of membership:



The opportunity to influence group risk policymaking.



GRiD is a respected voice in the protection sector – as such, membership enhances the status of member organisations.



Privileged access to output from the various working groups, including consultation responses, regulatory updates, employer research and pan industry claims data. GRiD members also gain exclusive access to industry speakers at member meetings.

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