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GRiD Training Academy introductory group risk course announced

Press release 23 September 2019.

Following the successful launch of the GRiD Training Academy in 2018, the organisation today announces its latest training course. Committed to sharing knowledge, best practice and expertise, this course is designed to increase understanding for those new to the industry, or who may have limited support.

The one-day course is delivered by industry experts, it’s comprehensive and covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Legislation
  • Claims management and trustee responsibility
  • Underwriting and pricing
  • Value-added benefits
  • Early intervention
  • Absence management

The introductory-level course is designed to give people who are relatively new to group risk a good grounding in the products, the benefits and the industry.

Feedback from the last training course was excellent, with 100% of attendees saying they would recommend the course to their colleagues.

Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for GRiD said: ‘Having access to the knowledge and expertise of industry leaders in group risk is one of the main benefits that our members value. We’ve taken this a step further by formalising that access in our Training Academy. Members who have recruits that are newer to the industry can be sure they’ll learn from some of the best.’

2 delegates per GRiD member firm can attend for free, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course date: 5 November 2019, for more information please contact

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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

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, Corporate, 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



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