Vocational Rehabilitation and Income Protection (IP) insurance

DATE / TIME 22/03/2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



This VRA webinar will be relevant to Vocational Rehabilitation practitioners looking to expand their services to the IP sector. It will also provide an up-to-date overview of best practice for VR members already supporting IP claimants back to health and work.

The content will also be of interest to occupational health professionals, with relevant information about the vocational rehabilitation support available for employees with Group Income Protection cover, in particular.

As a background, the Chartered Institute of Insurers, published a guide on Income Protection in 2021, with contributions from expert market figures, to help raise awareness of the role IP plays in society, by protecting the financial resilience of the working population. The role of rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation is highlighted in the guide as a key feature of the additional benefit that IP insurance can provide, with the webinar covering the main points of the guide.

What is Income Protection and the difference between individual and group cover.

  • IP and State Benefits
  • What is the usual IP definition of incapacity for work?
  • The claim journey through case studies
  • The role of rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation
  • Achieving the best health and return-to-work outcomes

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Your speakers: Monica Garcia, Johnny Timpson and Ron Wheatcroft

Monica Garcia is a Disability Insurance and Workplace Wellbeing Consultant, bringing a combination of clinical, vocational, research, and insurance experience, to promote and champion best practice in the UK’s Income Protection (IP) market. Through her work with insurers, employers, and third-party providers, Monica leads the development of evidence-based health initiatives to improve customers’ wellness and work outcomes.

Monica also has an active role in industry initiatives, speaking at conferences, panel debates, and with publications, addressing the non-technical aspects of disability insurance risk management, improving access to insurance, and promoting the benefits of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). In her latest publication, she co-authored the Access to Insurance education guide on Income Protection, published by the Chartered Institute of Insurers (CII), which highlights the role the VRA plays in raising professional standards in the provision of VR, within IP.

Johnny Timpson OBE is the Principal of Johnny Timpson Consulting and has worked in the insurance industry for over 40 years in various distribution, marketing, technical, corporate affairs, and leadership roles. The former and inaugural Cabinet Office Disability and Access Ambassador for the Insurance Industry and Banking sector, and founder of the Access to Insurance Working Group, he is currently a Financial Inclusion Commissioner, member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel and Prime Ministers Champion Group for Dementia Communities.

In addition, Johnny is Non-Exec Chairman designate of specialist broker Absolute Military, an Ambassador for Grief Chat bereavement counselling, plus holds University of Edinburgh Business School, Vocational Rehabilitation UK, International Longevity Centre, Fintech and Invictus Games 2027 Scotland Bid advisory roles.

Johnny is also a founding member of GAIN (the Group for Autism, Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), the Building Resilient Households Group and Taskforce plus sits on the Insurance Institute of London Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Mental Health Working Group and British Insurance Brokers Association Access To Insurance Committee.

Ron Wheatcroft is Technical Manager for Swiss Re’s UK Life and Health Business. He works with life and health insurers, looking at market trends and the likely impact of legislation and regulation on firms, advisers and customers.

He is the principal author of Swiss Re’s annual market reports covering both personal and commercial long-term insurance, including disability products, and a regular commentator in the media.

He is a member of the Steering Group of the Access to Insurance Working Party.

He is also a member of the Steering Groups of GRiD and the Building Resilient Households Group. He was a Board member of the Investment and Life Assurance Group until stepping down in 2019 and chaired the Group for two years.

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