Merseyside-based Lloyd and Co Employee Benefits has joined the Association of Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII) as a result of the two organisations’ shared values of ‘ethics, focus and attention to detail’.
The Southport-based business, formed two years ago as a subsidiary of Lloyd and Co Financial Planning, is the latest member to join AMII, the not-for-profit body representing approximately 140 intermediaries, insurers and providers across the health and wellbeing sector.
With a wealth of experience in insurance, cash plans, group risk, health and wellbeing and employee benefits between them, Lloyd and Co Employee Benefits was established in 2018 ‘with ethics at its heart’ by directors David Lloyd, Andrew Walton and Chris Jenkinson.
Andrew Walton Cert II, Director at Lloyd and Co Employee Benefits, said: “Joining AMII has been an objective of ours since day one, as their mission aligns very well with our own.
“Like ourselves, AMII puts ethics at the heart of everything they do, something that is of vital importance to us.
“We always look to bring so much more to our clients and focus on enhancing services and processes from start to finish, paying particular attention to aftersales.
“We want to grow our presence within the health and wellbeing sector and joining AMII was the next logical step for our business to take in order to achieve that.”
AMII membership benefits include participation at national conferences, technical regulatory compliance support, parliamentary and regulatory lobbying, Preferential Professional Indemnity Insurance cover, online technical advice and professional support, an education events programme and opportunities to network with industry colleagues.
During the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown period in the UK, AMII has also provided and issued regular guidance for its members. It has taken steps to support insurers and intermediaries through the crisis, including co-hosting a series of virtual seminars with industry experts.
Andrew Walton continued: “Maintaining high engagement levels with our clients is absolutely crucial to us, and we continually enhance our systems and technology to help us in that mission.
“We were already taking steps to improve our use of technology before the coronavirus pandemic, but as the needs of our clients have adapted, we’ve accelerated those plans. We’re looking forward to delivering a number of exciting new projects in the coming months.”
Stuart Scullion, AMII Chairman, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Lloyd and Co Employee Benefits as our newest member. Ethics, focus and attention to detail are all key parts of the ethos of Lloyd and Co Employee Benefits and are all values which we share.
“Lloyd and Co Employee Benefits join us at a very exciting time, with a number of new, innovative initiatives have been launched, including the AMII-led industry-wide initiative which has introduced the digital transfer of personal data & underwriting.
“Against a backdrop of the adversity brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the health and wellbeing industry has truly stepped up to the plate.”
For more information on becoming an AMII member contact Michael Payne on 01736 740491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.