Press release 18 June 2018.
Barnett Waddingham LLP is the latest adviser firm to join GRiD, the group risk industry body.
GRiD promotes the value to UK businesses of providing financial protection for their staff, enhancing wellbeing and improving employee engagement.
Kevin O'Neill, Head of Workplace Health for Barnett Waddingham said: “Group risk benefits form an integral part of our overall workplace health and wellbeing proposition. We recognise that much work still remains to be done to increase their visibility, flexibility and relevance in the workplace of today and tomorrow. We are pleased to join GRiD and add our voice to existing GRiD members and are looking forward to helping further drive the market and continue raising standards across the industry”
Steve Bridger, chairman of GRiD said: “We’re uniquely placed that our membership is across advisers, providers and reinsurers, which gives our members so much value, from support with responses to consultation papers and access to our experts, through to our recently launched training academy. GRiD also provides the opportunity for companies to give back to the industry, so it really is a partnership, and we’re delighted to welcome Barnett Waddingham into the fold.”
Benefits of membership also include access to pan-industry and employer research, privileged members’ content on the website, networking opportunities at members’ meetings and discounted industry events.
Members include insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries who have a collective wealth of experience built over years of operating in the group risk protection market. The organisation promotes group risk through a collective voice to Government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers.
For more information on joining please see: GRiD
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Notes for editors
Group Risk Development (GRiD) is the industry body for the group risk protection sector, promoting the value to UK businesses of providing financial protection for their staff, enhancing their wellbeing and improving employee engagement. Our membership includes insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries who have a collective wealth of experience built over years of operating in the group risk protection market. Under the chairmanship of Steve Bridger (MD Group Protection, Aviva UK Insurance) GRiD aims to promote group risk through a collective voice to Government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers.
GRiD works with government departments and regulators involved in legislation and regulation affecting group risk benefits, and with other organisations involved in the benefits and financial protection arenas. GRiD also seeks to enhance the industry's standing by encouraging best practice and by participating in industry-wide initiatives such as the professional qualification in group risk managed jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute.
GRiD’s media activity aims to generate a wider awareness and understanding of group risk products and their benefits for employers and employees.
GRiD's dedicated spokesperson, Katharine Moxham, provides expert media comment on a full range of group risk issues.
Follow Katharine Moxham on Twitter @KMoxham