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Maggie Watts: Raising Awareness (and Parliamentary Debate) About Pancreatic Cancer

In In The Press by PCH Staff

Back in February, Premier Choice Group ran a piece highlighting the plight of Maggie Watts who was petitioning for increased funding and public awareness of pancreatic cancer, which her husband Kevin sadly lost his battle with in December 2009. Now, just nine months later, Maggie’s efforts have not been in vain and she successfully campaigned for a parliamentary debate to …

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Top Tips for a Healthy Workforce

In In The Press by PCH Staff

Article submitted by Mike Evans, PCH Consultant in Gloucestershire In today’s workplace, employee wellness has moved high up the list of priorities. Increasing numbers of businesses and employers are finding that by showing concern for the health and well-being of their team, both business and employees are reaping the rewards. According to research, a significant proportion of healthcare needs are …

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Ministers ‘considering cuts to Employment and Support Allowance’

In In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

If cuts to the main Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) sickness benefit come to fruition then new claimants of the government’s ESA benefit could stand to receive just 50p more than people on Job Seekers Allowance. Furthermore, it seems that the benefit has a significant backlog and the government has had to employ extra staff just to cope. But it …

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IP Vital in Reforming ‘broken’ Welfare System – Abi Report

In In The Press, Industry News, Protection by PCH Staff

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has suggested that the government needs to overhaul the UK welfare system and support families in establishing a safety net with the help of income protection. In its Welfare Reform for the 21st Century paper the ABI has set out the case for income protection to play a more fundamental role in the workplace. …

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PCH Consultant Q&A October 2014 – Tom Pullinger

In In The Press by PCH Staff

This month we have the pleasure of chatting with Tom Pullinger our Healthcare & Protection Manager, who was recently team captain of Premier Choice FC in the Bupa Intermediary World Cup 5 a side football Tournament in Manchester. Tom talks about his time in the industry, what expertise he anticipates people needing as they plan for the future and where he sees the industry …

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Claire Ginnelly Explains Why Dental Benefits Are Becoming an Increasingly Important Perk

In In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

With just one per cent of the population holding private dental care insurance there is a huge opportunity for employers to fill the gap. Furthermore, it’s a win-win situation for both employer and employee, as the former will inevitably benefit from lower sickness absence and the latter will be able to take advantage of the welfare that dental care insurance …

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Income Protection – How to Understand How Much Sick Pay You Are Entitled to?

In Family, In The Press, Protection by PCH Staff

How much attention have you paid to your employment contract? More specifically, how much attention have you paid to your sick pay entitlement? Like many people, unless it’s something you particularly needed at the time of employment, you probably just skimmed over that section of your contract. But what if you have an accident or get ill, and are out …

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Premier Choice Group Sponsors the Tony Hadley Golf Classic in Aid of Action Medical Research

In In The Press by PCH Staff

The Premier Choice Group were delighted to be one of the sponsors again this year at the Tony Hadley Golf Classic held at Elton Furze golf course on Friday 12th September in aid of Action Medical Research. Premier Choice Consultant Margaret Clark has been involved with the charity for several years and always manages to persuade some of her colleagues …

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If Your Circumstances Change There’s a Strong Likelihood That Your Insurance Protection Should Too

In Family, In The Press, Insurance, Protection by PCH Staff

It’s undeniable that our lives are constantly changing – sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. But as our lives and situations change, so should our financial safeguards. After all, they are the measures that we have put in place to ultimately protect ourselves, our families, our homes and our lifestyles in the event of uncertain circumstances arising. However, quite worryingly, …

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Ways to reduce workplace stress: Do you give your work smartphone a holiday when you go on your holiday?

In In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

In the past when we went on holiday we were able to take a complete break from work and come back feeling refreshed. Now it seems many of us have become slaves to our smartphone. With 70% of smartphone users reporting that they have taken business calls during holidays from work (Ofcom) and 24% admitting to doing so regularly (Ofcom), …