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Death In Service

Death in Service Life Insurance policies are life insurance policies that can be linked to a company pension scheme. An employee is covered for up to three to four times their salary if they die while employed (hence ‘Death in Service Insurance’) and their┬ánominated person┬áreceive the insured sum free of tax.

This benefit is popular with both companies due to their relatively low cost and members of staff who can feel secure that their families will be looked after if they die. It is probably the most cost effective Life Assurance cover available.

Group Death in Service Insurance policies represent significant value for money compared to individual life assurance policies. Apart from the tax relief for the employer, underwriting and administration is usually simple.

How does Death in Service Insurance benefit the employer?

  • Attract and retain staff incentive
  • Tax efficient – it is classed as a trading expense
  • It is approved, not a ‘benefit in kind’
  • There is continuous entry for new members

How does death in service insurance help the employee?

  • Offers a lump sum benefit up to 4 times final earnings
  • Tax free lump sum
  • Not a taxable ‘benefit in kind’
  • Simple set-up and administration

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