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UK Businesses: Benefits Of Partnering With An Employee Benefits Broker

In Business, Employee Benefits, Protection by Richard Holden

Most businesses already know the advantages of offering the right employee benefits to their workforce. However, some businesses overlook the importance of such products and beneficial role an intermediary can play when securing cover. With that in mind, here are four key benefits for businesses when partnering with a broker who can offer a full range of employee wellbeing solutions, …

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Mental Health: Supporting Each Other Through Times Of Crisis

In Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

Back in October, I wrote about how the Covid-19 pandemic is hammering mental health. I also highlighted in that piece how despite the detrimental impact of the current situation, many businesses are responding and supporting their employees as best they can. However, there is no getting away from the fact that Covid-19 is fuelling nothing less than a surge in …

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Group Risk: Managing & Preventing Sickness Absence

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Matthew Bucknall

In July 2019, the UK Government published a consultation paper: Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss. It outlined, among other things, how the government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss. In response to the publication of this consultation, the industry body for the group risk sector, GRiD, set up the …

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Providing The Right Staff Benefits In Times Of Crisis

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Gill Adams

What employers need to consider when it comes to staff benefits in the face of the Covid pandemic and beyond. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on businesses and employees alike. But one area in particular where its effects are being felt is employee benefits. Two separate pieces of research highlight what employers need to be looking …

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More People Going Private As NHS Waiting Lists Continue To Grow

In Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Insurance by Richard Holden

NHS waiting lists are at their highest level since records began and now concerns are growing that we could end up with a two-tier healthcare system here in the UK, as more people look to the private sector to accommodate their health needs.  With mass cancellations of routine operations all but inevitable this winter, those that have the capacity are either …

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How Employers Can Better Support Their Employees’ Financial Health & Wellbeing

In Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness, Protection by Tom Pullinger

Whether they’ve been furloughed for the last few months, working reduced hours or carrying on with their jobs as best they can, your employees will have been significantly impacted — in a variety of ways — by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Right now, they need you as an employer to be more supportive than ever.  One of the areas that …

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Leading Insurer Expects Jump In CI Cancer Claims In 2021

In Health and Wellness, Healthcare, In The Press by Matthew Bucknall

Protection specialist LV= has predicted a surge in cancer diagnoses and claims in 2021 following screening backlogs. Back in April when the coronavirus lockdown began, LV= saw a significant drop in critical illness claims, with 45% less recorded than the year before. According to Cancer Research UK, around 2,700 fewer people were diagnosed with cancer each week. In fact, cancer …

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Covid Pandemic Increases Interest In Protection Products

In Family, Individual, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

Two separate pieces of research have highlighted how the Covid-19 pandemic has caused people to rethink their attitudes towards life and health risk, sparking increased interest in protection products. Gen-Z most influenced by pandemic The first piece of research: ReMark Global’s seventh annual Global Consumer Study (GCS) into life and health insurance, found that Generation Z (the demographic cohort born …

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AXA Health Encouraging Brits To Lead Healthier Lifestyles

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Industry News by Richard Holden

AXA Health has announced a new campaign designed to encourage more Brits to lead healthier lifestyles, as well as research on what being ‘healthy’ really means to Brits. To launch the campaign and help boost awareness, AXA Health has teamed up with comedian Jack Whitehall. What AXA’s research shows According to AXA’s accompanying research, over half of Brits believe that …

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Making The Most Of Employee Benefits: Communication Is Key

In Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

Communication is vital for employee benefits adoption but many employers are missing the mark. At a time when many people are unable to see their GPs — either because they are scared to attend face-to-face appointments for fear of catching coronavirus, or simply due to a lack of available GP appointments — the role of employee benefits has perhaps never …

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‘Lost’ GP Appointments Triggers Need For Virtual GP Services

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Gill Adams

Enormous drop in GP appointments significantly deteriorating patients’ health. Nearly 27 million GP appointments have been lost since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, new figures from the NHS show. According to NHS Digital data, there were 26.7 million fewer GP appointments in England between March and August this year than there were during the same period in 2019. This …

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SMEs Lagging Behind Smaller Firms When It Comes To Employee Wellbeing

In Business, Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness by Gill Adams

When it comes to employee wellbeing, SMEs are falling behind smaller companies in the eyes of their employees. That’s one of the key findings to come out of new research by Legal & General (L&G). According to L&G’s latest SME research, more employees working for smaller companies trust their employer to look after them than those working for larger SMEs. …