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.


wellbeing technology in the workplace

Wellbeing technology in the workplace: a guide

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

healthcare apps

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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Gym membership is a popular item to offer as a flexible benefit and can help enhance employee wellbeing

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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Sympathetic ear? Research suggests employers should re-think how managers and their line reports use EAPs.

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

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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Deliveroo calls for new gig worker status

7 Jul 2017

Food delivery company Deliveroo has announced plans to offer its self-employed couriers sick pay as it calls on the Government...

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Health screening at work

How to ensure health screening at work reaches all staff

6 Jul 2017

Employers need to ensure wellbeing programmes and health screening at work are relevant to all employees, argues Lee Gruskin. The...

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Growing numbers of people will be working into older age, a period when many “critical illnesses” such as heart disease and cancer are most likely to be diagnosed

Managing workers with terminal illness: a guide

4 Jul 2017

With growing numbers of employees set to work into older age, managing those with terminal illness will be a priority...

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Health "MOT"

Why Capita offers a health “MOT” to all employees

3 Jul 2017

Employers need to ensure wellbeing programmes and health screening at work are relevant to all employees, argues Lee Gruskin. The...

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healthcare-trusts

Healthcare trusts: Watch out for tax rule changes

6 Jun 2017

Many employers use healthcare trusts and medical master trusts to deliver healthcare benefits to staff. But new rules on tax...

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eyecare benefits

Women more likely to take up eyecare benefits at work

30 May 2017

Women are more likely to take up eyecare benefits than men, employers believe, with older employees (aged over 40) again...

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global mobility

Global mobility: Take a bespoke approach to employee wellbeing

3 May 2017

With global mobility increasing, research shows the need for employers to look at the individual needs of staff to ensure...

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Health insurance for older workers is increasingly based on  early intervention to enable  a return to work.

Second medical opinion services can cut risks of employing older workers

2 Nov 2016

Second medical opinion services can help older workers return to work after sickness absence and reduce risks for employers, argues...

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Cancer accounts for 31% of  long-term sickness absence  claims paid, with breast  cancer accounting for almost half.

Cancer is top cause of long-term sickness absence claims, report shows

8 Sep 2016

Cancer accounts for almost one-third of all long-term sickness absence claims paid through income protection in the last year, according...

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Mental health risk: employers and insurers need a joined-up approach

23 Aug 2016

Employers should address rising stress and mental health risk through collaboration between internal departments and insurance providers. A dedicated employee...

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