Johnson Fleming and Ellipse offer online group life and disability proposition

Johnson Fleming and Ellipse have launched a new digital collaboration to drive growth in the SME segment.

After a joint systems development project, quotes for group life, group critical illness and Sick Pay Complete (Ellipse’s group income protection product) will be generated automatically based on the auto-enrolment data held by Johnson Fleming. Quotes are client specific, based on membership data and industry type, with two benefit variations generated for each product. By linking systems, quotes are automatically generated with no manual input required.

Iain Chadwick, Consultancy Director at Johnson Fleming, said: “The automation that we've achieved with Ellipse is really important to Johnson Fleming, as it allows us to focus on providing cost effective protection and benefits service at excellent value to our clients. By taking cost out of this stage of arranging benefits we can still provide great support and service to smaller businesses not currently served by the market.”

The quoting system is now live and in use for all SME clients signing up to Johnson Fleming’s auto-enrolment services. A range of three solutions are available, each designed to fit a client’s business, budget and time constraints, while reducing the risk of non-compliance.

John Ritchie, CEO of Ellipse, said: “Auto-enrolment presents opportunities and challenges for advisers. While the thousands of small employers being introduced to workplace benefits for the first time present obvious opportunities, digital processes are essential for advisers to cost-effectively service this segment. We know that many employers overestimate the cost of group risk cover, so being able to provide accurate, competitive quotes specific to each employer allows us to demonstrate the value and increase the likelihood of take-up.

“We have always believed in the vital role of digital delivery to service this growing sector and are delighted to launch this innovation with Johnson Fleming who shares our digital vision and unwavering commitment to get meaningful levels of life and sickness cover to more workers in this economy.”