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GRiD launches online training academy

Press release 15 June 2020.

Following the success of the GRiD training academy launched in 2018, the group risk industry body is now offering training to members online. The online training is launching 30 June and will start with an Introduction to Group Risk. A range of topics  will be covered, including: the purpose of group risk products, legislation, taxation, underwriting, value-added benefits as well as coronavirus and how the market is responding.

Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for GRiD said, ‘We have seen a surge of interest in group risk products, and, possibly contrary to popular belief, this market doesn’t stand still. The industry exists to support businesses and employees in times of need, and that includes this current crisis – and this gives us a very tangible way to show those newer to the industry the very real benefits in practice.’

The introductory course is aimed at those newer to the industry, with an objective to increase knowledge of the market and products to help delegates improve the support for existing clients and grow the group risk market. The course will be run over a number of one-hour training sessions.

A major benefit of running the training online is that it can be offered to more delegates and there is no limit to the number of delegates per member firm that can attend.

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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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