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Half Of UK Adults Still Uncomfortable Or Unsure Talking About Mental Health Issues

In Family, Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

New research shows that half of UK adults would feel uncomfortable (27%) or unsure (23%) telling other people about a mental health problem. This despite the fact the same survey found 47% of UK adults are currently experiencing a mental health condition or have experienced one at some point in their lives. Indeed, we told you a few months ago …

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People with HIV Still Face Barriers When Trying to Access Insurance

In Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

People living with HIV face barriers when it comes to securing both protection and general insurance because of their illness, despite the fact that huge advances have been made in treating HIV in recent times. According to a major new report from the National Aids Trust (NAT), as many as one in four (25%) individuals with HIV have been refused …

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People Who Live Alone ‘Worse Off Financially and Emotionally’

In Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

The key to being happy is, apparently, having someone to come home to at the end of each day. While the average UK happiness score is 6.6, people who live alone score just 6.2. However, this isn’t down to emotional reasons. Instead it’s all about the money. According to SunLife’s Cash Happy report, even though a link exists between happiness …

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Modern Life Responsible for Eight in 10 Middle-aged Adults Being ‘Unhealthy’

In Family, Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

Eight out of 10 middle-aged people in the UK either weigh too much, drink too much or do not exercise enough, according to analysis from Public Health England (PHE). PHE says that modern life is harming the health of the nation and has launched a campaign, One You, aimed at the 83% of UK 40 to 60-year-olds who are physically …

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Protection Gap Leaves 4.3M Self-Employed Workers Exposed

In Individual, Industry News, Protection by PCH Staff

More than 4.3 million self-employed workers in the UK do not have plans in place to cover loss of earnings if they were suddenly unable to work, despite their families disproportionately relying on their income to survive. That’s the key finding to come out of new research by Scottish Widows. Worryingly, just 7% of self-employed individuals in the UK have …

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90% of UK Employees Still Go to Work Despite Being Ill

In Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

A staggering 90% of employees admit they have gone to work despite feeling ill, highlighting that presenteeism is a persistent problem in the UK workforce, according to a new study by Canada Life Group Insurance. High workloads are the number one reason for presenteeism, with more than one in four (28%) employees saying their workloads are too great for them …

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It’s Not Nice, but People Need to Talk About Death (and Life Cover)

In Family, Individual, Industry News, Insurance by PCH Staff

It’s perhaps one of the biggest taboo subjects there is, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about death. After all, we’re all going to die someday, so much better to have some plans in place when we do than leaving our families woefully unprepared for the financial impact it will inevitably have. Nevertheless, a recently published study has found …

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Over a Third of UK Adults Aren’t Leading Healthy Lifestyles

In Family, Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

January is here and for many people that means it’s time for some New Year’s resolutions. The annual gorge over the festive period sees many of us with slightly bigger waistlines than we had back in November. That’s why many of us will decide that it’s time to start eating more healthily and hit the gym more often. However, best …