XL Catlin expands employees’ family leave benefits

New leave and flexible work places and times are part of insurer’s efforts to attract and retain the best talent

XL Catlin expands employees’ family leave benefits

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

International insurance group XL Catlin has announced its enhanced family-friendly leave benefits package as part of its diversity and inclusion strategy and efforts to attract and retain the best talent in the industry.
The new benefits package includes more paid time off for maternity, adoption, and family care. Initially, these have been rolled out in the company’s four largest locations, with other offices to follow.
In India, employees are entitled to up to 26 weeks of fully paid maternity, adoption and surrogacy leave and four weeks of paternity leave. Reimbursement of certain expenses will also be available to employees that choose to adopt or have a surrogate child. Employees also have up to 25 days’ leave to care for sick relatives and non-related persons living in the same household.

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The company has also introduced similar leave packages in the UK, the US, and Switzerland, conforming to local practices and relevant laws.
XL Catlin is also instituting a workplace flexibility initiative that allows full-time and part-time employees to choose from a variety of working arrangements, including flexible working times and locations. Aside from variable working hours, employees can choose to work from home or from a different office on different days if the need arises.
Eileen Whelley, XL Catlin’s chief human resources officer, commented: “An essential element to attracting and retaining the best talent in our industry is a strong commitment to diversity and an inclusive culture which provides support for all colleagues to manage the demands of work and family and embraces flexibility in the way we work and in the way we think. We believe our new and enhanced policies will further empower our people to achieve a healthy work/life balance, giving them greater flexibility in how they work and giving XL Catlin the continued benefit of their enormous contributions.”

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