EXCLUSIVE: Swiss Re research: 18% of employers would remove group risk to mitigate costs of auto-enrolment

Just 18% of employers would consider removing group risk benefits from their reward package to help mitigate the costs of auto-enrolment, according to research by reinsurer Swiss Re.

Its Facing life’s responsibilities report, published in November, surveyed 1,000 UK staff and 500 employers.†

A fifth (20%) of the 18% that would consider removing group risk benefits felt strongly. Over one-third (39%) neither agreed nor disagreed with removing group risk benefits.

Ron Wheatcroft, technical manager at Swiss Re, said: “Auto-enrolment could have a positive impact in introducing people to the financial services benefits and encourage them to build good financial habits.”

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