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7 Reasons Why Your Business Should Offer Private Medical Insurance

In Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Insurance by Raina Dhillon

With more people than ever waiting for routine operations on the NHS, and many trusts finding it impossible to treat 92% of patients within 18 weeks, the role of private medical insurance (PMI) has never been more relevant. As a business owner, you may already offer your employees private medical insurance, but if you’re an employer or business owner who …

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A Quarter Of British Workers Scared To Tell Their Boss About Mental Health Issues

In Business, In The Press, Mental Health by Raina Dhillon

According to the NHS, one in four adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health issue in any given year, with mental health problems being the largest single cause of disability in the UK today. What is most scary, however, is that mental health problems affect people of all ages. Indeed, research published in the Harvard Business Review ahead of …

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Number Of Workers Receiving Employee Benefits At 12-Year Low: Where, Why & What Next?

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

The number of employees in the UK receiving company benefits is at a 12-year low, an analysis from an accountancy group shows. According to the analysis of HMRC data by UHY Hacker Young, in just 12 months, the number of individuals receiving things like company cars, private medical insurance and staff accommodation fell by more than 600,000 – from 3.92 …

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Why Good Oral Hygiene Is Important & Why Many UK Adults Are Not Doing Enough

In Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

Most people know that poor oral health can lead to cavities, toothache and halitosis (bad breath). But did you know that poor dental care can also result in a number of much more serious health problems? For example, gum disease is linked to a number of other health problems in different parts of the body, including: Cardiovascular disease – bacteria …

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More Than A Fifth Of Employees Would Switch Jobs For Better Benefits

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

Not sure how much your employees value benefits? New research shows that a significant proportion would actually change jobs if it meant they got a superior benefits package. According to the research by employee-paid benefits provider Benni, more than a fifth (22%) of workers would actually switch jobs to get a better benefits package. Benni’s War for Talent report, for …

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Understaffing One Of The Biggest Causes Of Workplace Stress

In Business, Individual, Industry News, Protection by Raina Dhillon

Understaffing is one of the major causes of workplace stress, a new study by a leading UK insurer has found. According to the poll of more than 1,000 workers by MetLife UK, over half (52%) of employees said that understaffing heightened their stress levels at work, while a similar proportion said underperforming team members added to the pressure and created …

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Employee Benefits: Helping SMEs Level The Playing Field In The Competition For Talent

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

When it comes to recruitment and attracting/retaining the best talent, SMEs often struggle to compete with larger organisations. That’s because the latter are usually in a position to offer larger salaries, impressive business premises and more attractive career prospects. However, there is one area where SMEs can effectively compete and that’s employee benefits. Employees love benefits We’ve previously written about …

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NHS England’s Four-Hour A&E Target Likely To Be Scrapped Under New Plans

In Healthcare, In The Press, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

If a new pilot scheme launched by NHS England this year at a small number of hospitals is successful, the four-hour A&E waiting time target could be scrapped as early as 2020, as NHS bosses look to overhaul outdated standards. Under the pilot scheme, patients coming in to A&E departments with sepsis, stroke, heart attacks and acute asthma will be …

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Employee Benefits Watch: Wellbeing Products Becoming More Popular

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

Employees – particularly those in London – spend significant sums of money on wellbeing products every month, according to new research. In 2018, UK workers spent, on average, £174 per month on wellbeing products, a survey from Canada Life found. In London, nearly double this amount (£347) was spent, on average. Wellbeing and wellness products include things like insurance cover, …

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How Much Would You Pay For A Better Work-Life Balance?

In Family, Individual, Protection by Raina Dhillon

Could you put a price on ‘work-life balance’? According to a new survey, many Brits could, and they’d actually be willing to sacrifice a significant proportion of their salaries to achieve that highly sought after lifestyle choice. It’s a given that different things make different people happy. But when it comes to improving their work-life balance and, in turn, increasing …

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NHS Wales Faced Unprecedented Pressure Last Winter, Review Says

In Family, Industry News, Protection by Raina Dhillon

Last winter, health and social services in Wales faced a “perfect storm of pressures”, which resulted in cancelled operations, huge ambulance queues and long waits for emergency services, according to a review commissioned by the Welsh government and NHS Wales. Between December 2017 and March 2018, the entire health and social care system experienced unprecedented pressure. As a result, patients …

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Eat Butter & Cakes To Avoid Malnutrition, Older People Advised

In Family, Individual, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

The UK is the third fattest nation in Europe, according to research by the World Health Organisation (WHO), fueled by a diet of alcohol and fast food. It’s a reality that’s alarming and threatens to shorten the lives of generations, the WHO said. But while many people across the UK are struggling to lose weight and following a range of …