Three employee benefits your employer may provide which you should use
Alexander Forbes partners with your employer to design a personalised benefits package to target your needs
Your benefits package from Alexander Forbes is not limited to the workplace, as it provides holistic financial and health support for you and your family. Typically, a benefits programme includes financial advice and services as well as health advice and services. Alexander Forbes personalises the benefits package offered by your employer, which means one or all of the following additional benefits may be available to you:
1. Life cover for your spouse
In addition to life cover that pays out if you pass away, you can also cover your spouse under the same policy. This means that if something should happen to either breadwinner, your family is protected.
2. Alexander Forbes education benefit
Managed by the Alexander Forbes Trust & Beneficiary Fund Services, this benefit covers the education and living costs of your minor children in the event of your death before retirement age. This is an important complementary product to normal life cover, as it ensures your children’s future.
3. Mental and emotional support
Modern life is stressful and statistics show that mental and social disorders are rising rapidly. These include anxiety and panic, financial stress and pressure, depression, poor family relations, feelings of suicide, and substance abuse. Timely and effective support can prevent the normal demands of life from turning into serious mental and emotional issues.
How your group benefits work for you
Your benefits package can provide a range of products and services which can safeguard your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. However, not all benefits packages are equal.
Alexander Forbes partners with your employer to design a personalised benefits package to target your needs. This means you can ask your employer to add relevant services to your package. The financial advice you receive will always be tailored to your and your family’s particular needs and circumstances.
Your group risk products, such as life and disability cover, are generally priced at institutional rates. This means you benefit from lower fees due to group economies of scale. You would not necessarily have access to this pricing without going for a medical if you tried to source this in your personal capacity.
This is why it’s worth your time to fully understand the benefits your employer offers, and make full use of them. To ensure your financial and physical wellbeing — count on your employee benefits.
This article was paid for by Alexander Forbes.
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