Run for cover
Employers who cancel permanent health insurance cover in the belief that it will help them terminate an employee's contract risk claims of disability discrimination. Helen Wakeford reports on a worrying trend that is becoming more widespread
An unsettling trend in insurance has recently become apparent. It is emerging that employers are being advised not to take out or renew group income protection insurance (GIP – also known as permanent health insurance), as such arrangements could create a conflict between the benefit provided by GIP and the freedom of the employer to manage his workforce.
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