Employers not making use of EB schemes, GRiD finds

Lack of awareness among employers identified in research from trade body.

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Employers not making use of EB schemes, GRiD finds

Many employers are not making full use of the support for newly injured, ill or disabled staff provided by their employee benefits schemes due to a lack of awareness, according to group risk protection body GRiD.

A survey of 505 HR decision makers at UK businesses in January found that one-fifth of employers do not offer any form of support for newly injured, ill or disabled staff. The remaining 80% on average only facilitate three types of support when a much broader range is required to help employees. Employee benefits such as group risk products - including employer-sponsored life assurance, income protection and critical illness - often have a wide variety of embedded support. Any employer that offers...

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