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GRP Acquires Leading Healthcare Broker 

In In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

First acquisition under new ownership First acquisition for GRP in the Healthcare sector GRP has made its first acquisition since Searchlight completed its investment in the group, with a deal to buy healthcare broker Premier Choice Healthcare [PCH].   This is also GRP’s first acquisition in the health insurance sector, and, according to Head of M&A Stephen Ross, following completion PCH …

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Wellness Is High On The Agenda For Today’s Workforce

In Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness, Industry News by Paul Connolly

As COVID-19 lockdowns lift and people start returning to work, a lot of organisations will be focussing their attention on employee wellbeing and wellness. If there’s one thing that the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted, it’s that being stuck at home for abnormally long periods can have a negative impact on both our physical and mental health. Now, as people return …

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Income Protection: Safeguarding Your Income When The Unexpected Happens

In Individual, Industry News, Protection by Tom Pullinger

How long could you and your family survive financially if you suddenly became unable to work? Would state benefits be enough to support you? How long would any savings you’ve accumulated last? If your answer to any of those questions was “I don’t know” then Income Protection (IP) might be something you want to find out more about. IP: Employer …

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What Employers And Employees Want When It Comes To Benefits

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection by Tom Pullinger

In a recent post our MD, Claire Ginnelly, highlighted the important role of employee benefits in a post-COVID world. Following on from that post, there have been several pieces of interesting research published recently, all of which focus on what employers and employees want when it comes to benefits. Employers want to improve employee engagement According to the Employee Benefits …

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The Role Of Employee Benefits Post-COVID

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

As my colleague Tom Pullinger recently highlighted, presenteeism is rife among home workers, with more than a third of employees who are currently working from home saying they have continued to work during lockdown despite feeling unwell. It’s a reality that outlines the effect of the ‘always on’ work culture that has emerged over the last decade. But the more …

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How Employee Needs Will Change In A Post-COVID World

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Paul Howell

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on both employers and employees alike has been unprecedented. Businesses that thought they were all but immune to crises suddenly discovered they weren’t and more individuals than ever before have been furloughed or working from home. But while many of the changes to working arrangements and workplace policies were implemented as a direct result …

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5 Plants For A Happier, Healthier Working Environment

In Health and Wellness, Mental Health by Rebekah Bree

The health benefits of having plants in your home, such as increased oxygen levels and better air quality, have been known for some time. What’s less talked about though are the psychological and wellbeing benefits afforded by plants. According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RSH), the greatest benefits of indoor plants are actually “through wellbeing and productivity improvement”. It’s no …

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The Role Of Employee Benefits In Easing Workers Back Following Long-Term Absence

In Employee Benefits, Industry News, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

Returning to work after a long absence is daunting for most employees. Whether they’ve been absent due to a sickness, or taken time off because of a bereavement, sabbatical or parental leave, employees ultimately need support upon their return. In fact, the same applies to workers returning to their jobs following the COVID-19 lockdown. Some will have been furloughed, while …

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Maintaining Employee Performance & Engagement During Times Of Crisis

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

Despite the UK coronavirus lockdown expected to ease in the coming weeks, the situation has highlighted a number of things for businesses. Most notably, the importance of being able to facilitate home working, as well as managing employees’ expectations and mental health during times of unprecedented uncertainty. The enormous impact of the coronavirus pandemic on employees’ work and personal lives …

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Why Employee Benefits Benefit Everyone Involved

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Healthcare by Paul Connolly

The vast majority of employers believe employee benefits are good for business, as well as staff. That’s the key finding to come from research by Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector. According to the GRiD poll, over four-fifths (81%) of businesses believe that looking after the mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing of …