Group Protection

The best way to show staff you care

People are what makes a business

As the working world changes, it’s becoming harder and harder to attract and retain staff. Sometimes a more substantial benefit package is needed. Aviva Group Protection offers your staff exactly that. Our policies are designed to help businesses of all shapes and sizes and our comprehensive range of cover includes financial support as well as a wide range of unique benefits and services designed to support your staff and their families.

Why should I consider Group Protection?


A good benefits package can make employees feel rewarded and appreciated for their work.


Under current tax laws* premiums are treated as an allowable business expense for tax purposes.


Schemes can start with as few as 3 members and we offer unit rate pricing for all schemes.


Benefits are tailored to the needs of the business and budget.

Watch our Group Protection Video

Emma Roberts, Proposition Lead Group Protection, Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC shares in a one minute pitch video all about Group Protection.

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00:00:01 Video starts

00:00:06 Emma Roberts one minute pitch, Group Protection

00:00:09 Your time starts now, so what is Group Protection?

00:00:12 Emma Roberts, Proposition Lead Group Protection, Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC

It is a tax efficient way for employers to put in place benefit package for their employees, it includes Group Life Insurance and Income Protection.

00:00:20 How does it work?

00:00:22 Emma Roberts

The employer sends us a list of employees that they want to have covered and we product a quote. Once our quote is accepted then we go ahead and get the policy started.

00:00:31 Who pays for this cover?

00:00:32 Emma Roberts

The employer pays for the cover and there is no benefit in kind for the employee.

00:00:36 Do you have to be a big company to take this cover?

00:00:39 Emma Roberts

No not at all. Aviva offers cover to employers with at least three employees.

00:00:43 Any other benefits included with Aviva?

00:00:46 Emma Roberts

Yes, our Aviva Family Care benefit, our mental help support service is available and also Best Doctors which is our second medical opinion service, and both of those benefits are available free of charge.

00:00:58 Finally Emma what would you say to someone thinking about this cover?

00:01:00 Emma Roberts

I would say employers are struggling with retaining at the moment and having a group protection benefit package is a great way to retain and attract the best people.

00:01:11 Emma your time is up

00:01:16 To find out more about group protection talk to your financial broker

00:01:32 Video ends

Why Choose Aviva?

  • Providing trusted protection in Ireland for over 240 years
  • Strong track record in paying claims
  • Market Leader** in Income Protection in Ireland
  • Specialised treatment services including rehabilitation, cancer and psychological support on Income Protection plans
  • Aviva Care, exclusive benefits at no extra charge for the following services:
    • Digital GP
    • Best Doctors, second medical opinion service
    • Family Care Mental Health Support
    • Bereavement Support

** Milliman market share analysis January 2022

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Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland does not guarantee the on-going availability of the Best Doctors - Second Medical Opinion benefit to its policyholders or the Aviva Family Care Benefit (Mental Health Support) and may, at its sole discretion, withdraw access to the service at a month’s notice. If we withdraw it, we’ll write to notify policyholders at least 30 days in advance of its removal. 

Teladoc Health (who provide the Best Doctors and Aviva Family Care Benefit) is not a regulated financial service.

Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland Designated Activity Company, a private company limited by shares. Registered in Ireland No. 165970. Registered office at Building 12, Cherrywood Business Park, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin, D18 W2P5. Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland Designated Activity Company, trading as Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland and Friends First, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Tel (01) 898 7950.