MPs discussed the effectiveness of group income protection during a debate in parliament this week focussing on 'Long-term Health Problems and Work Outcomes'
The Health Insurance Group has launched the ViaNabo portal to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of 20 to 500 staff manage their employee benefits while promoting health and wellbeing.
Minimum fees up 1%
'It's a concern'
Unum has published its second annual Return to Work statement showing that 1040 people with serious health problems got back to work with Unum's Group Income Protection Return to Work service last year.
For the first time this year, Swiss Re's annual Group Watch report has published the split of group income protection schemes based on membership numbers to measure SME engagement.
Swiss Re's annual Group Watch report has shown 'positive signs' for the UK group risk market in 2016, with the number of new members covered by group risk policies increasing by almost 520,000 more people.
Pension adviser levy stays same, investment up £4m
Process too complex
Unum has backed a report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Financial Exclusion.
Will continue to fine firms
While many global organisations have adopted broader diversity and inclusion policies, just over half have tailored these policies to specifically accommodate LGBT employees, according to Mercer's LGBT Benefits around the World Survey
When the HMRC consultation was launched on 10/08/16 with a closing date of 19/10/16, good and bad things emerged as a result of the industry's focus on this area of work, writes Paul Avis.
1 in 10, life industry market failure and time for a radical policy change: Work, health and disability Green Paper
The overall level of economic waste, currently £109 bn per year , from long term disability and short term sickness absence is unacceptable and is damaging for our economy and society writes John Ritchie.
As group income protection providers continue to morph from insurance to service providers - now with the addition of dispute resolution - advisers need to ensure their corporate clients know what's available and helping them take full advantage, writes...
Class 4 NICs to be 11% by 2019
Ensuring value for money in the world of employee benefits is inherently important to employers, and will become increasingly so now the government has changed its approach on salary sacrifice. Making the most of the benefits already in place is going...
1,044 complaints against advisers in six months
'Algorithms can only go so far'
When the government announced the proposed changes for salary sacrifice in the Autumn Statement last year, it felt like the end of workplace benefits, writes Jeff Fox.
Employees in open plan offices are most likely to have unhealthy behaviours at work that are common contributors to many types of cancer, according to Canada Life Group Insurance.
Ellipse is now covering cohabitant partners of employees opting for spouse cover as part of a raft of changes on the insurer's group critical illness (group CI) product.
Simplyhealth and Denplan announced the merger of the two brands at a rebranding event in central London this week.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has called for the government to encourage employers to issue an annual 'protection statement' to their employees in its Green Paper response.