Relevant Life

Relevant Life – Most group risk providers are reluctant to write schemes for fewer than 5 members, and then only as part of a registered group risk scheme.

Our approach is different. The relevant life policy is a single life, stand-alone death-in-service plan, providing benefits on an individual basis.

Key benefits

  • Unique individual stand-alone cover
  • Tax advantages for high earners
  • Premiums not taxed as benefit in kind
  • Allowable as expense for employer
  • Cover now up to 15 times annual salary

There are various advantages to this. For a start, it offers high-earning employees who have substantial pension funds a number of tax advantages.

That’s because the lump sum benefits do not form part of the employee’s annual or lifetime pension allowance.

And, although the company pays the premiums, they are not normally taxed as a benefit in kind – which can offer huge savings, especially for a higher rate taxpayer.

While it is mainly aimed at high earners, it can be suitable for any employee. What’s more, the payments may also be treated as an allowable expense for the employer in calculating their tax liability.

Which means it is also particularly suitable for small businesses that do not have enough eligible employees to warrant a group life scheme.

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Information regards taxation levels and basis of reliefs are dependent on current legislation, individual circumstances are not guaranteed and may be subject to change.