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.


Three common misconceptions about sick pay

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

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: 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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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