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About Us - Canada Life Group Insurance

We are Canada Life Group Insurance, the UK’s largest provider of group insurance. We have over 45 years’ experience covering thousands of businesses throughout the UK. 

Our mission is to help people when they need it most, so we specialise in three products that help employers do exactly that - Life Assurance, Income Protection and Critical Illness cover.

How it all began 

Although our business comes all the way from Canada – where we sold our first policy in 1847 – our group insurance office is based in Bristol. We have offices throughout the UK, Canada and Europe specialising in a wide range of financial services, from pensions to investments. 

We’ve grown considerably since we first arrived in the UK in 1903. We now support over 23,500 employers, covering 2.75 million employees for over £260 billion of benefits. This makes us the largest provider of group insurance in the UK.

Our achievements

We might be big, but that doesn’t stop us paying attention to the small things. That’s why we continue to win prestigious industry awards for our unique approach to group insurance. Group Insurance Awards 2017

Why buy group insurance?

Having the right staff can make or break a business, so it makes sense to look after the ones you’ve got. Our products form a key part of an attractive employee benefits package, helping companies to hold onto their best staff and attract new stars. But not only that, they help employers stand out for the right reasons, by looking after their employees when they need it most.

Each of our products includes a range of support services, at no additional cost, to further strengthen an employee benefits package. These services include Bereavement Counselling, EmployeeCare (an Employee Assistance Programme) and a Second Medical Opinion service.

Financial ratings

We hold strong financial ratings through our parent company, so you can rest easy when taking out a policy with us. We are wholly owned by The Canada Life Assurance Company and you can look at their ratings here

Canada Life is a subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc and a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies. Please click here to view ratings for these companies.

Find out more

We are dedicated to helping more employers support their employees when they need it most. Use our website to find out more about our products or feel free to contact us on 0345 223 8000.

This website is for UK professional advisers only and is not approved for use by private customers.

Canada Life Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Canada Life International Limited and CLI Institutional Limited are Isle of Man registered companies authorised and regulated by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority.

Canada Life International Assurance (Ireland) DAC is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.