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Protection roundtable Facing the challenges of longer working lives

The ABI's Protection team hosted a roundtable event on ‘Facing the challenges of longer working lives’ in November 2013.

The aim of the event was to develop joint thinking about how the industry, government and employers can work together and develop policy to support opportunities for working in later life, and manage the challenges and risks involved.

The event was attended by members, representatives from DWP, Age UK, CBI, CIPD, and a number of think tanks and research organisations.

Tony Wilson of the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion chaired a lively and productive debate on the issues and possible solutions, with particular focus on how Protection insurance can be part of the solution for more employers and employees in terms of supporting working in later life.

The discussions provided an excellent opportunity for members to highlight to Government and stakeholders the value and expertise they already offer in supporting employers and employees through income replacement insurance, sickness rehabilitation, and helping employees return to work or reskill.

DWP representatives included those leading policy work on Extended Working Lives, providing insights into DWP thinking and plans to publish proposals next year, and seeking industry input to policy development.

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Last updated 01/07/2016