Workplace health, wellbeing and rehabilitation consultancy Sparta Health has joined Group Risk Development, the trade body that lobbies on behalf of the industry.
The company said it had made this decision in response to changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sparta Health development director Mark Howard says the company wants to be involved in the debate about how best to reposition group risk for employers of all sizes, given the current uncertain and complex environment caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
He added that being a member of Grid will enable them work with others across the industry to deliver “appropriately constructed, valuable, cost-effective and meaningful insurance products and services” to benefit as wide a range of employees as is possible.
Grid chair Steve Bridger adds: “This pandemic has been a particularly busy time for the group risk industry, and it’s been very humbling to work for an industry that has been able to support so many people in such a tangible, practical and financial way.
“It has also raised the profile of the importance and benefits of group risk products. The industry doesn’t stand still, we continually learn from experience and enhance our propositions, and this current crisis will, I’m sure, mean further learnings and enhancements. Grid very much looks forward to working with Sparta Health in this area.”