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Health Insurance Awards 2018: PCH Consultant Nominees

In Industry News by PCH Staff

Exciting news regarding the 2018 Health Insurance Awards where Premier Choice have won a number of awards over the years. Again, this year, we have consultants shortlisted in numerous categories. Being held at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 18th October, the Health Insurance Awards are recognised as the Industry benchmark. So it gives us great pride to …

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Job Opening: Senior Group Risk Administrator

In Industry News by PCH Staff

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Premier Choice Group as a Senior Group Risk Administrator. We are looking for the right individual to join us to help administer our Group Risk Insurance business. The person we are looking for will ideally have experience in working with Group Life, Income Protection and Critical Illness schemes. They will work at …

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Just One Alcoholic Drink Each Day Can Significantly Shorten A Person’s life – Study

In Industry News by PCH Staff

Excess alcohol consumption can significantly shorten a person’s life expectancy by increasing their risk of a stroke, fatal aneurysm, heart failure and death. That’s the sobering warning to come out of a study recently published in The Lancet medical journal. The study – one of the largest of its kind – reveals that having more than just one glass of …

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Number of Working Age People Living with Cancer Has Surged

In Family, Industry News, Insurance by PCH Staff

The number of working age people in the UK who are living with cancer increased by almost 10% between 2010 and 2015, figures from a leading cancer charity suggest. According to Macmillan Cancer Support, there were around 80,000 more people aged 16 to 65 living with cancer in 2015 than in 2010, with the overall number estimated at 890,000. In …

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Many Brits Choosing to Shun Travel Insurance

In Industry News, Travel by PCH Staff

A new survey of British holidaymakers has uncovered some rather worrying trends when it comes to protecting themselves and their belongings while abroad. The survey by fundraising website Give as You Live polled some 2,000 Brits and found that 15% never secure appropriate travel insurance before taking a trip. Interestingly, it’s younger holidaymakers aged between 16 and 24 years old …

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Employers Have the Ability to Boost Productivity & Reduce Absence Rates Through Benefits and Wellbeing Initiatives

In Industry News, Insurance by PCH Staff

Two separate studies have highlighted how employers can potentially boost productivity and reduce absence rates through benefits and health and wellbeing initiatives. The first study by Canada Life Group Insurance found that a quarter of the 1,000 employees surveyed believe that helpful employee benefits and perks would have a significant positive impact on their productivity at work. In fact, only …

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Little Evidence to Suggest National Cancer Strategies Improve Short-term Survival Rates

In Family, Industry News, Insurance by PCH Staff

Despite the fact national cancer strategies have been in place since 2000, there is “little evidence” to suggest that short-term survival rates in England have improved. That’s one of the key messages to come out of new research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The NHS Cancer Plan, which was implemented in 2000, is designed to …

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A Third of Workers Think Employers Should Offer Financial Incentives for Keeping Healthy

In Industry News, Insurance by PCH Staff

A third of UK employees believe their employer should reward them financially for keeping healthy, a new global study has revealed. For its 2017-2018 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, Willis Towers Watson polled 31,000 employees across 22 markets, including almost 3,000 employees working for medium- and large-sized private sector organisations in the UK. The survey found that 33% of UK respondents …

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Gig Workers & Temps Get Fewer Health Protections Than Their Permanent Colleagues

In Business, Industry News, Protection by PCH Staff

Gig economy workers, temporary workers, part-time workers and those on zero-hours contracts enjoy fewer health and wellbeing protections than their permanent, full-time counterparts. That’s the key message to come out of a recently published survey by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). According to the survey conducted by market research company Opinium, which polled some 500 non-permanent workers …

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A Quarter of UK Family Businesses Would Close Immediately If the Owner Died or Became Critically Ill

In Business, Family, Industry News, Insurance, Protection by PCH Staff

An alarming number of family businesses across the UK are putting themselves at increased risk of failure by not having safeguards in place should certain critical events occur, a new survey has found. According to Legal & General’s “State of the Nation’s SMEs” research – which polled over 800 small businesses – just 42% of family businesses in the UK …