Group Risk (GR1) develops your understanding of group risks, including the operations of such schemes and their features and taxation.
The default Enrolment option for this unit includes:
- Latest version of the core learning content, in digital format only.
- Assessment entry.
Group risk is the umbrella term for three company-sponsored employee benefits: group life insurance, group income protection and group critical illness. Group Risk (GR1) provides an overview of the group risk market. It describes the different types of employee benefits, including death-in-service benefits, healthcare and wellbeing benefits, and flexible benefit schemes.
Group risk professionals require a practical working knowledge of the main State benefits relevant to group risk benefits provided by employers. We examine the general principles and concepts behind this.
We also examine the roles of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).
We focus on the role of insurers, membership of policies and the evidence of health requirements of insurers. We then outline product features typically provided and examine product-specific taxation.
Finally, we look at the roles of an intermediary and a group risk insurer, then consider how reinsurers participate in the group risk sector.
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Group Risk (GR1) provides the essential knowledge and skills needed for a range of roles within the UK insurance, reinsurance and adviser markets.
At the end of this unit, candidates should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the:
- nature and purpose of employee benefits;
- main elements of the State benefits system in the UK;
- legislative and regulatory context in which group risk operates;
- principles of operation of group risk schemes;
- group risk product features and the taxation of premiums and benefits;
- role of an intermediary, insurer and the reinsurer.
Study material - editions available
2020-21 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Sep 2020 to 31 Aug 2021)