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Trigold and CETA to trial protection system

Trigold has struck a new agreement with CETA, the UK&#39s largest general insurance network, writes Harriet Williams.

Over 5,000 mortgage brokers who use Trigold&#39s award-winning system will take part in a trial that will provide them with access to CETA&#39s household insurance policies.

Brokers will be able to source building and contents quotes from CETA via Trigold&#39s system. The process will be quick and easy, using information input during the mortgage sourcing process to generate insurance quotations. CETA will handle all administration and compliance issues for business written.

CETA&#39s range of household policies – 16 in total – is provided by a panel of 10 insurers. Each month, it benchmarks its products against policies offered by other companies to ensure its buildings and contents policies remain competitive on price and cover provided.


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EEF/Jelf Employee Benefits Sickness Absence Survey 2015

EEF stated in its 2015 EEF Manifesto that the UK’s growth prospects depend on people being fit, working and productive. Keeping people in work and helping people return to work is very important for the manufacturing sector. It means boosting productivity by getting people back into work as early as is possible, as well as fostering workplace cultures and environments that proactively manage individuals’ health conditions so that all can benefit from lower sickness absence outcomes.


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