Jelf Employee Benefits to launch international division

Jelf Employee Benefits is to extend its international proposition with the launch of Jelf International.

The aims of the standalone international division is to emphasise the extent of the full consultancy and holistic service now available, respond to existing employer demand for a broadening of products and underline the importance of specialist international advice, rather than as a supplement to the UK employee benefits consultancy.

Jelf International will offer four pillars of support for employers, all of which can be accessed individually or as a whole.

These include:

  • Wellbeing: An international private medical insurance (PMI) scheme, alongside other products that ensure the physical, emotional and financial wellbeing of those working abroad. Jelf International will be able to access the most appropriate cover for employers in the areas of dental insurance, health screening, employee assistance programmes, income protection, critical illness and travel insurance. It will also be able to provide access to legal and tax advice, wills, global savings, and kidnap and ransom protection.
  • Umbrella scheme: Jelf International has also agreed an exclusive umbrella scheme, which is underwritten and provided by Bupa. This pooled arrangement is designed to benefit low-risk employers and smaller groups, which may not normally have the power to negotiate preferential pricing or have access to expertise and scheme flexibility. 
  • International coverage: Cover for local nationals, as well as a more tailored approach, where negotiating in a local language at a local level is most effective.
  • Corporate audit: For employers with more complex international requirements, or those organisations looking to balance their employee benefits offering across various locations.

Doug Rice, director of Jelf International, said: “Most employers are now only too aware of their duty of care for overseas staff, but ensuring international employee benefits meets the HR, legal and finance departments’ objectives requires expertise.

“We believe our new international proposition will deliver a truly comprehensive service to employers in an ever-changing world.”