We have today (9th October 2017) announced an extension of our current group income protection range with the launch of a new product, Sick Pay. This will be available to advisers alongside our current Sick Pay Complete offering.

Targeting the SME market, Sick Pay will be available for employers with less than 300 employees. It is designed for employers who do not require integrated absence management, choosing instead to use their own absence management processes or systems. So that support can still be provided early by a new vocational rehabilitation service, employers must notify us of an absent employee within the first 5 weeks of their absence.

 

The new vocational rehabilitation service provides early intervention and rehabilitation services to employees. This is provided in partnership with Proclaim Care.

 

Lee Lovett, Ellipse CEO said, “Working in collaboration with our in-house telephone triage service, the expert rehabilitation specialists at Proclaim Care give us not just greater capacity as our customer base grows but an extremely high quality service, delivered seamlessly for the employer and employee in one single process.”

 

Sick Pay Complete will continue to be offered with its distinctive integrated online absence management tool, TeamSeer, included free of charge, alongside the other features of Sick Pay. Both products will also benefit from improved pricing.

 

Lovett added: “While we have been pleased with the impact Sick Pay Complete has had in the marketplace, we recognise the need to offer advisers and their clients more choice. While many SMEs do not have any kind of absence management system in place, there are still plenty who do and are managing absence well. For these companies, it is impractical to ask them to switch to TeamSeer. With Sick Pay that element is removed. Instead they take responsibility for monitoring absence and telling us promptly about absent employees. This is to allow our vocational rehabilitation service to offer early support.”

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