Press release 30 July 2020.
Employee health, wellness and claims management specialists HCB Group is the latest company to join GRiD. The industry body opened its doors to suppliers to the group risk industry in recognition that the embedded added-value support within group risk products is increasingly important.
HCB Group has supported insurers, employee benefits consultants and employers for over 30 years, with a focus on early intervention, rehabilitation and return to work.
Steve Bridger, chair of GRiD said: ‘The practical and emotional support offered within group risk products is a crucial component of the overall benefit for employers and employees, and the closer we all work together as an industry the better. Both GRiD and HCB Group will benefit from each other’s experience and expertise.’
Jim Harris, Managing Director of HCB Group said: ‘We’re very much looking forward to working with GRiD and sharing knowledge and best practice as well as making the most of GRiD’s resources such as networking and training.’
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Notes for editors
Group Risk Development (GRiD) is the industry body for the group risk 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, intermediaries and those operating in (or with other interests in) the UK group risk market. Together this forms a collective wealth of experience built over many years. Under the chairmanship of Steve Bridger (managing director, Aviva Health UK) 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.
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