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Are You Proactively Supporting The Mental Health Of Your Staff?

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

Despite the fact that the vast majority of employees consider psychological safety in the workplace important, only a small proportion of organisations are taking proactive steps to support the mental health of their staff. That’s one of the key takeaways to emerge from new research by a leading learning organisation. According to the survey of 1,000 leaders, managers and employees …

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People With Diabetes Up To 4x More Likely To Die Of Heart Failure

In Family, Individual, Industry News, Protection by Paul Connolly

As If Living With Diabetes Wasn’t Difficult Enough: Study Finds Patients Significantly More At Risk Of Heart Failure. Living with type 1 diabetes is tough. Individuals with the complicated, serious, lifelong condition have to keep a close eye on their blood sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin because their bodies cannot produce the hormone naturally. Failure to stay on …

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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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Millions Of Parents Take Unpaid Leave To Care For Sick Kids: Could You Cope?

In Family, Industry News, Protection by Matthew Tagg

Many parents are having to take unpaid leave from their jobs, or use some of their holiday entitlement, to look after their sick or injured children, a new study shows. According to the research from MetLife UK, 41% of parents have had to take time off work in the past 24 months to look after their kids who have either …

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Why Vaping Is Having Such An Impact On Insurance Underwriting

In Industry News, Insurance, Protection by Tom McGuinness

The UK is regarded as one of the most “vape-friendly” countries in the world, having embraced the e-cigarette trend as a much safer alternative to smoking. Indeed, according to new figures from anti-smoking charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), an estimated 3.2 million in Britain now use e-cigarettes or vapes. Among those who vape, more than half (60%) have …

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Critical Illnesses Cost UK Economy Over £15bn A Year

In Business, Insurance, Protection by Paul Howell

Critical illnesses cost the UK economy more than £15 billion a year, and some of those affected still suffer significant long-term consequences even after they’ve returned to work, according to new research. Legal & General’s Cost of Critical Illness report shows that cancer, strokes, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and coronary heart disease are the four most prevalent critical illnesses in the …

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Why SMEs Offer Group Income Protection

In Business, Industry News, Protection by Stephen Ellis

As the responsibility for ensuring the wellbeing of employees is increasingly falling on the shoulders of employers, Group Income Protection is something that more and more businesses are taking advantage of. Widely seen as the jewel in the crown of employee benefits, Group Income Protection provides excellent financial and emotional support for employees when they are working through a sickness …

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5 Reasons To Buy Insurance Through A Protection Intermediary

In Individual, Insurance, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

If you were suddenly unable to work due to an illness or injury, how would you pay your bills and put food on the table? How about if you passed away? Would your family be able to survive the financial fallout associated with losing your income and paying for your funeral? While the above are “what-if” scenarios, they are still …

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Work-Related Mental Health Issues Now Account For Over Half Of Work Absences

In Business, Industry News, Protection by Stephen Ellis

There has been a surge in the number of working days lost to work-related mental health issues, new figures reveal. In 2017/2018, the number of working days lost due to work-related stress, anxiety or depression reached 15.4 million, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s latest annual injury and ill health statistics for Great Britain. That’s an increase of around …

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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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People With Arthritis Missing Out On Workplace Support

In Business, Individual, Protection by Paul Connolly

A leading arthritis charity has warned that many people with arthritis or related conditions are being forced out of work because they are not getting the support they need from their employers. According to a poll by Versus Arthritis – a charity that was recently created by the merger of Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care – more than a …

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Sit-Stand Desks Boost Productivity, Engagement & Energy Levels, Research Suggests

In Business, Industry News, Protection by Matthew Tagg

It’s no secret that the sedentary lifestyles many people in the UK lead are having a negative impact on their health. For example, earlier this year, a study found that just two weeks of sedentary office working can put people on the path to diabetes. Now new research suggests that a simple change of desk could not only improve the …