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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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The Real & Simple Benefits Of Dry January

In Family, Individual by Tom Pullinger

According to the British Liver Trust, an estimated 4.2 million Brits will give up alcohol for Dry January 2019. That’s the equivalent of about one in 10 people who drink, testimony to just how popular the New Year phenomenon has become. Run by the charity Alcohol Change UK, Dry January provides the perfect opportunity for many drinkers to feel healthier, …

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5 Tips To Help You Get Through Dry January

In Family, Individual by Paul Connolly

If you (and your liver) are feeling a little worse for wear following the inevitable alcoholic overindulgence you experienced during the festive period, Dry January couldn’t have come soon enough. A time when many people take a break from the booze and ditch alcohol completely during the first month of the New Year has become nothing short of an annual …

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Festive Drone Chaos At Gatwick Highlights Why Having Suitable Travel Insurance Is So Important

In Industry News, Insurance, Travel by Tom McGuinness

The recent chaos involving a drone at Gatwick airport caused some 1,000 flights to be cancelled and ruined the travel plans of around 140,000 passengers. But while the drone incident was unprecedented in its nature, it highlights how even the best-laid plans can be severely interrupted by totally unexpected circumstances. It is a situation that also highlights why having travel …

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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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Are You & Your Employees Benefitting From Flexible Working?

In Business, Employee Benefits by Paul Howell

The business case for offering flexible working has been given a significant boost after a study found that employees who have the option to work flexibly are more productive and take less time off. According to the survey conducted by OnePoll in November 2018 on behalf of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), more than a quarter (27%) of flexible …

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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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Would Incentives Encourage You To Do More Physical Activity?

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

Could the shared-value insurance model and wearable fitness gadgets have a profound impact on people in the UK’s physical activity levels? A ground-breaking new study from an independent research institute suggests they might. According to RAND Europe’s latest Incentives and Physical Activity report – the largest of its kind based on verified data – using Vitality Activity Rewards combined with …

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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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Is Protecting Your Phone More Important Than Protecting Your Family?

In Family, Individual, Insurance by Paul Connolly

Do you automatically take out insurance every time you buy a new mobile phone? What about your pets – are they insured too? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of those questions, then you already know about the importance of insurance for safeguarding your possessions and furry friends. But what about protection for your family? Do you have a safety …

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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 …