Why set up a company pension scheme with Zurich?

A company pension scheme is one of the most important employee benefits that you as an employer can provide. It helps ensure your employees are financially secure in retirement. As an employer, providing a company pension scheme helps to attract new staff and, importantly in today’s challenging workplace, retain existing employees.

Partner with Zurich

With Zurich as your partner, we prioritise engaging your employees in fresh and innovative ways, so they truly recognise the value of your company's investment in them. We take a hands-on active approach to ensuring your employees are ready for their retirement.

You can be assured that you’ll benefit from this active, innovative approach, coupled with the experience we provide, experience that has been gained over 40 years in the corporate pensions market.

Trust Zurich to deliver your company pension scheme

Master trust and governance

A master trust is simply a company pension scheme set up under trust. It differs from traditional company pension schemes in that multiple employers coexist under the one trust deed.

Investment solutions

Zurich is synonymous within Ireland with excellent, consistent, long-term investment performance and it is a key hallmark of our employee retirement solutions. 

Innovative approach

Innovation is at the heart of our approach, whether it’s our forward-thinking product and investment design, our digital solutions focused on your needs, or even how we motivate and engage your employees.

Streamlined administration

With Zurich managing your company pension, we will make your experience as smooth and uncomplicated as possible. Blending the best of digitalisation with a personal experience, Zurich has a support system in place to make your life easier.          

Retirement options

Zurich is on hand to ensure that setting up and managing your company pension is seamless and pain-free. When retiring with a Zurich corporate pension plan, employees can choose between two options: ARF and Annuity.

Employee engagement

We believe our employee engagement programme is the best. We use insights to craft a communications programme that takes a human approach blended with the best of digital. 

Working in partnership

Zurich is on hand to make sure that setting up and managing your company pension is seamless, efficient, and pain-free. Whether you are a large multinational organisation or a local small or medium business, we’ll design and implement an employee benefit solution that’s tailored for you. If you have an existing scheme, we have substantial experience of transitioning assets for pension schemes and our dedicated onboarding and transition team will work with you to develop a transition plan and project manage the onboarding of your scheme.

With ever-changing pensions legislation and the recently implemented EU IORP (Institution for occupational retirement provision) II Directive leading to a need for improved governance, there will be more ongoing demands on you and your business. With Zurich's guidance and support, you can rest assured that we have the right structures in place to offer assistance and advice throughout our relationship.

Support when you need it

The Zurich approach is people led and we believe that this will make the difference to the smooth and successful running of your Company Pension Scheme.

Our first action will always be to appoint one of our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) representatives who will be your direct point of contact with Zurich. They'll support you through every step, addressing all your queries, and they will work with you to devise an employee communication strategy that works for everyone. They'll be in touch with you on a regular basis and you can reach out to your CRM representative or set up a face-to-face meeting (virtual or in-person) at any time. When you need to talk, we're there.

Our Corporate Life and Pensions Administration area has overall responsibility for service delivery on corporate pensions. A dedicated administration team within this area will be allocated to your Scheme. In addition, there are specialist teams which support particular critical functions, ranging from Group Contributions to Annual Reporting.

Zurich brings global strength and local excellence 

As a customer of Zurich in Ireland, you can have the peace of mind knowing that we are part of the Zurich Insurance Group, one of the largest and most experienced insurance companies in the world. Under the regulation of the Central Bank of Ireland, Zurich demonstrates financial strength which is underpinned by the strength of the Group's capital position. Zurich Life is owned by Zurich Insurance Company Limited, which has an internationally recognised financial strength rating of AA/stable.

Zurich has been operating in Ireland for over 40 years and is based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, employing over 600 people. Employers all over Ireland value our knowledge, expertise and stability, choosing Zurich to help their employees plan for a positive and rewarding retirement. 

Award winning success

Investment Provider Excellence Award, Brokers Ireland, 2021
Pension Provider Excellence Award, Brokers Ireland, 2021
Overall Excellence in Financial Service Providers Award, Brokers Ireland, 2021
Pensions & Life Assurance, InBUSINESS Recognition Awards, 2021

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