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Many employers now offer employee group life insurance as a benefit for staff members. In today's workplace, employers are constantly seeking ways to foster an environment that builds morale thus increasing productivity and decreasing turnover. Employee group life insurance is also an attractive benefit that increases an employer's appeal to well qualified candidates.
These policies offer needed coverage for employees at attractive rates for employers. Employers considering group term life insurance may be surprised to learn that there are no tax consequences of these policies under certain conditions (for example, on group term insurance coverage amounting to $50,000 or less, and carried directly or indirectly by the employer).
Employers with concerns about cost or very limited budgets can still offer employee group life insurance using one or more of the following strategies: