95% of JLT schemes now quoting transfer values allowing for GMP equalisation

25 March 2019

  • Hundreds of pension schemes can calculate transfer values to allow for GMP equalisation 

JLT Employee Benefits (JLT) has become one of the first organisations to enable pension schemes to calculate transfer values to allow for Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) equalisation.

This has been made available to over 700 pension scheme clients since 1 March this year and so far, 95% of JLT’s clients have moved to the new equalised basis.
Following a High Court ruling, pension scheme trustees must equalise benefits between men and women who have GMPs. The decision lead to many schemes stopping the transfer process until equalisation has taken place.

However, JLT’s service now means that clients have the option of a fully equalised transfer value available to them without having to worry about whether, and by how much, it might have to be topped up later.

James Auty, head of trustee consulting for JLT Employee Benefits, said: ‘We have offered this option to clients to ensure a better experience for members and those advising them, making it much easier when a member gets financial advice on their transfer value. 

‘JLT has also been speaking to the leading firms of independent financial advisors on the additional information they need to ensure that transfers embracing GMP equalisation can progress quickly and efficiently.’

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