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A Fifth Of Employees Carry On Working Despite Mental Illness

In Business, Employee Benefits, Mental Health by Stephen Ellis

New research shows that a significant number of employees have gone into work despite feeling ‘mentally unwell’ and that a generational divide exists when it comes to who is most likely to do this. According to research by Canada Life Group Insurance, one in five (19%) employees – equivalent to around 6.2 million people – went to work while feeling …

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Employers Being Short-Sighted When It Comes To Employee Eye Care

In Business, Employee Benefits, Healthcare by Stephen Ellis

Nine out of 10 British businesses are failing to meet their legal responsibilities to protect their employees’ sight, a new survey shows. According to the study commissioned by the charity Eye Health UK and Vision Express Opticians, 85% of office workers report suffering symptoms of screen fatigue, such as eyestrain and headaches, as well as problems with close and long-distance …

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Younger People With Dementia Face Financial Worries & Lack Of Support

In Family, Healthcare, Insurance by Stephen Ellis

While dementia is a condition that typically tends to affect people over the age of 65, it is not unheard of for it to impact younger individuals too, with early onset of the disease sometimes beginning when people are in their 30s, 40s and 50s. But, unfortunately, there is less funding and support available for younger people with dementia, and …

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More Employees Than Ever Seeking Mental Health Support

In Business, Industry News, Mental Health by Stephen Ellis

More employees than ever are seeking help for mental health conditions, figures from Unum show. According to the insurer’s data, two-fifths of people using its rehabilitation services are doing so to address mental health issues, such as stress and anxiety. In fact, of the individuals seeking help under Unum’s return to work scheme, the majority were doing so because of …

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Employees At Larger Organisations More Likely To Have Long-Term Sickness Absence

In Business, Industry News, Protection by Stephen Ellis

Employees who work at larger organisations are significantly more likely to have a long-term sickness absence (an absence of four weeks or more) than those who work at smaller businesses, figures reveal. Furthermore, as people get older, their likelihood of having at least one bout of long-term sickness absence increases. According to government data, workers employed at larger organisations are …

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UK Renters Failing To Secure Suitable Financial Cover

In Family, Insurance, Protection by Stephen Ellis

People who rent a house are significantly less likely to have life insurance and critical illness cover than homeowners, a study has found. According to the research by Sainsbury’s Bank, only a quarter (26%) of tenants are likely to have a suitable life insurance or critical illness policy. This compares to almost half (41%) of homeowners. The ironic part is …

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The Role Of Group Risk & Employee Benefits In Funding Retirement Years

In Employee Benefits, Industry News, Protection by Stephen Ellis

The UK’s younger generations are three times more likely than older generations to use property investments to fund their retirement, new research suggests. According to the study by Canada Life, one in 10 (9%) individuals aged 16-54 years old expect to live off the wealth stored in their homes after they retire. That’s triple the number of people aged 55 …

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Think You Don’t Need Life Insurance Because You’re Still Young?

In Industry News by Stephen Ellis

If you’re in your 20’s or 30’s, securing suitable life insurance probably isn’t something that’s near the top of your to-do list. After all, you’re still young and there’s plenty of time to worry about stuff like that further down the line, right? There is… maybe… but the reality is there are a number of advantages to taking out life …

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Addressing Mental Health Issues In The Financial Services Industry

In Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Mental Health by Stephen Ellis

The 2008 financial crisis resulted in widespread layoffs which deeply impacted the financial services industry. As a result, individuals who still had jobs following the aftermath, found they had to work even longer hours under even more demanding circumstances. It’s a reality that took its toll on many financial workers’ mental wellbeing. Indeed, a 2018 survey by Aon Employee Benefits …