GRID: Employers lack understanding of group critical illness

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Adam Saville
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Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for GRiD
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Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for GRiD

Only 27% identified correct definition of group critical illness, research finds

Just over a quarter of employers (27%) surveyed by group risk trade body GRiD were able to identify group critical illness as ‘a policy taken out by an employer to provide a tax-free lump sum to an employee on the diagnosis of one of a defined list of serious conditions or on undergoing one of a defined list of surgical procedures'. Some employers incorrectly believe group CI will pay an income rather than a lump sum to employees with a serious illness, or simply to cover expenses as a res...

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