Health insurance

Where it was once a benefit restricted to senior management, access to private medical care has spread to the point where it is common practice in some industries to offer cover to all employees.

However, the cost of group health insurance is rising steadily.


Global mobility and HR summit comes to London

London hosts the Forum for Expatriate Management’s 2019 Global Mobility Summit next month with Brexit and immigration high on the...

Bupa and Optima Health partner to bolster occupational health access

15 Oct 2019

Health insurance and healthcare provider Bupa has partnered with OH provider Optima Health in a move designed to expand access...

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Health costs for UK staff in EU to be covered for six months after a no-deal Brexit

23 Sep 2019

Temporary measures to cover healthcare costs in EU in event of a no-deal Brexit fail to satisfy UK nationals

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How businesses can support the NHS and help employees

24 Jun 2019

Businesses should take a more proactive approach to their employees' health and help take the strain off the NHS.

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Mercer announces it will offer trans benefits under private medical scheme

16 Oct 2018

Benefits consultancy Mercer has announced it will offer a suite of trans benefits as part of its private medical scheme...

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How technology can transform employee healthcare

25 Apr 2018

Healthcare is moving from reactive to preventative as new technology allows for speedier diagnoses than ever before. This is good...

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Three common misconceptions about sick pay

21 Feb 2018

With recent figures showing that many employees have little idea of their sick pay entitlements, Leon Deakin from Coffin Mew...

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How health insurance can help employers compete in the race for talent

18 Jan 2018

Employees’ expectations of how their employer will support their physical and mental health are growing. Sheldon Kenton from Bupa considers...

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Wellbeing technology in the workplace: implantable sensors

Wellbeing technology in the workplace: trending now and in future 

4 Jan 2018

In part two of a major guide, Stephen Haynes looks at emerging wellbeing technology in the workplace that has the...

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Employers see link between workplace health and performance

4 Jan 2018

Employers are almost unanimous in seeing a direct correlation between workplace health and performance, a study by benefits provider Aon...

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wellbeing technology in the workplace

Wellbeing technology in the workplace: a guide

30 Nov 2017

In the first part of a new major series on wellbeing technology in the workplace, Stephen Haynes outlines the range...

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How healthcare apps are revolutionising employee wellbeing

2 Oct 2017

An increasing range of healthcare apps are changing the way HR and occupational health manage employee wellbeing and sickness absence....

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10 benefits to include in a flexible benefits scheme

24 Aug 2017

Flexible benefits schemes can help to boost employee recruitment and retention by increasing the range of benefits available to employees....

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Research on EAPs shows employers are missing out on all the benefits

3 Aug 2017

Research on employee assistance programmes suggests they are valued by employees, but employers are not yet gaining all the potential...

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Employee health benefits are more than “bells and whistles” for insurance products

2 Aug 2017

Employee health benefits must be used to cut insurance costs and reduce the risk of ill health at work, argues...

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