The Group for Autism, Insurance and Neurodiversity (GAIN) welcomed BIBA, as its latest founder member . As such BIBA aims to accelerate and champion the benefits of neurodiversity.
BIBA is the latest addition to a growing number of giants in the industry, who are joining together to unlock the potential neurodiverse individuals bring to the workplace. The industry founder members are Aviva, BIBA, Lexxic, Marsh UK & Ireland, Principal, Swiss Re, UnderwriteMe and Zurich which sit alongside founding partners ArcQ, Ambitious about Autism, Expand the Circle and ISC Group.
Included in BIBA’s 2022 Manifesto, it is hoped this joint initiative will bring about a meaningful change for all. It will seek to create opportunities for neurodiverse individuals to access and thrive in employment by bringing understanding and training to embed inclusive recruitment, adjustment and retention practices and, in addition accessible insurance advice.
Johnny Timpson, Financial Inclusion Commissioner & GAIN Committee Member states, “Personally and on behalf of the GAIN, the Group for Autism, Insurance and Neurodiversity leadership team, I’m delighted to welcome the British Insurance Brokers Association as one of our founding members, the more given BIBA’s industry leadership and commitment to inclusion, diversity and improving access to both insurance covers and careers. I had the privilege of working with BIBA in my former Cabinet Office Disability and Access Ambassador role and look forward to building on our relationship as together, we seek to better serve and support the one in seven UK consumers who are neurodivergent.”
Steve White BIBA CEO added: “It is increasingly important for our sector to recognise the differing skills and talents that a diverse workforce can bring. That is why we wanted to be part of GAIN and work with them to inform and guide our members about inclusive environments for the neurodivergent. As a member of GAIN we look forward to learning from and supporting other firms in its fold.”
Read more about GAIN here.