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Verlingue Employee Benefits joins GRiD

Press release 19 August 2020.

Verlingue Employee Benefits has joined group risk industry body GRiD as they grow their group risk team and continue to strengthen their group risk proposition for existing and prospective clients.

Membership will give Verlingue access to specialist industry experts, latest regulatory updates, and a forum to discuss technical issues such as underwriting, trusts, excepted terms and claims. The company will make use of GRiD’s Training Academy to upskill colleagues and introduce new recruits to group risk. And the employer research will be a vital resource for benchmarking and following trends in the industry.

Sarah Lane, broking and project manager for Verlingue Employee Benefits said: ‘Group risk is becoming increasingly important to our overall employee benefits proposition, and as we grow in this market, having access to the leaders in the industry is going to be very valuable.’

Mark Pugh, Head of Verlingue Employee Benefits said: ‘Group Risk advice is a fundamental part of our full service Employee Benefits Consultancy. Providing our team with access to the latest and most relevant technical information is critical in ensuring our clients receive advice that is robust, up to date and proactive. We’re excited to be joining GRiD and are looking forward to playing an active role with the leading industry body.’

Steve Bridger, chair of GRiD said: ‘As with many companies in the employee benefits industry, this has been an incredibly busy time for us in group risk. As we respond and adapt to the pandemic, GRiD has been a great resource to our members, and we look foward to welcoming Verlingue to the organisation.’

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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 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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If you are active in the group risk market and would be interested in gaining a greater share of voice and working more closely with your contemporaries in the industry please get in touch by completing this page.

Benefits of membership:



The opportunity to influence group risk policymaking.



GRiD is a respected voice in the protection sector – as such, membership enhances the status of member organisations.



Privileged access to output from the various working groups, including consultation responses, regulatory updates, employer research and pan industry claims data. GRiD members also gain exclusive access to industry speakers at member meetings.

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