Tag Archives: Insurer

Superfunds and COVID-19

In a very good overview of superfunds, Jo Cumbo and the FT explain the new option available to the 5000+ employers sponsoring DB schemes on what Guy Opperman calls their spectrum of choice. Jo makes clear that superfunds are not … Continue reading

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Payroll as distributor; can payroll win the battle of benefits?

“Payroll is our next distribution channel”, an insurer assured me last week. We were at Sage Summit, inspecting “Sage People” and the employee benefits package that was launched late last year to Sage 50 users, My mind went back to the late 1990s … Continue reading

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The forgotten victims of commission

While the arguments about the abolition of commission for auto-enrolment pensions (from April 2016) are clear-cut, the fate of policies which aren’t used for auto-enrolment – isn’t. This is particularly the case for commission based occupational pension schemes. This week, … Continue reading

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Tiny steps towards better DC outcomes- #CASummit14

Having spent 36 hours in the company of Life Co “strategists” and their counterparts in the IFA and EBC communities, I can now try and make sense of where “heads are at”. The mood has changed. Two years ago, the … Continue reading

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Annuity reform- payroll needs to be in the front seat!

Yesterday I wrote about the positives of the proposed abolition of compulsory annuitisation for the life insurers active in the UK pensions market. Today I want to share thoughts on payroll, who are always the last to be consulted and the … Continue reading

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