The stigma surrounding depression is still prevalent in society and affects people's expectations of the workplace, according to new research.
The General Medical Council has eased requirements for doctors to encourage long-term patients to go back to work.
Multinational companies are looking to have more global control over benefit offerings as many fear that local rules are insufficient or incompatible with business' guidelines, research from Aon Hewitt finds.
Simplyhealth is teaming up with Nuffield Health to provide businesses and their workforce with a back care awareness guide.
Two thirds of organisations have yet to adopt any sort of wellbeing programme despite the majority of firms understanding the related business benefits, research finds.
A senior MP is urging employers to "wake up" to the importance of mental health in the workplace.
Employers should beware of healthcare providers in the eurozone trying to take advantage of expats working there when claiming for medical treatment, an insurer is warning.
Evans Cycles has reported a 150% increase in applications for its Ride2Work bike scheme in the three weeks since the end of the Tour de France.
A large majority of employers feel ill-equipped to help staff return to work after illness while a significant minority are calling for auto-enrolment into group risk schemes, new research finds.
British workers are becoming more stressed and finding it difficult to leave their work in the office - even checking email on holiday, according to research.
Scottish Widows is considering moving into the group risk market.
Group risk protection policies that attract a P11D charge may not be excluded from the impacts of the EU gender directive, Ellipse is warning.
A private medical insurance provider has launched offering treatment to policyholders in hospitals across Europe.
Employees around the world are more engaged with their workplace than they have been for years, a study finds.
More than three-quarters of employers are happy to provide subsidised cancer screening for staff but the vast majority fail to do so, research finds.
Now Pensions has teamed-up with Ellipse to offer life insurance as an optional part of its auto-enrolment solution.
A quarter of businesses with more than 1,000 staff review their benefits offering less frequently than every two years, or even never at all, research reveals.
A third of those employees without a workplace arranged dental plan would like access to one, a survey finds.
The prolonged downward trend in employee absence rates has plateaued with long term sickness increasing, new research finds.
British businesses appear split down the middle on their knowledge of group income protection, research finds.
Three-quarters of employees suffering with stress related problems are able to return to work within six months, according to Legal & General data.
Simplyhealth has completed its purchase of fellow health insurer Groupama Healthcare and revealed it will release a new private medical insurance product in the autumn.
Britons are risking their dental health because they can not afford the money or time off work to visit a dentist, research finds.
The Treasury is reluctant to introduce tax breaks for workplace funded healthcare because it fears employers do not value or utilise it correctly, the Work Foundation says.
Financial directors' hold "ridiculous" expectations for the return on investment of their healthcare benefits and sickness absence spend, the Work Foundation has said.
This month, the AMII elected a new chair. Owain Thomas spoke to the outgoing - and often outspoken - Andrew Tripp after two years leading the organisation.
Jelf has urged the government to target tax breaks for workplace healthcare provision at employers and argued such a move could produce an "entire culture shift".
Employers are failing to get to grips with sickness absence and many are unaware of their current absence levels and the associated costs.
The simple financial products initiative is already proving contentious in the protection market. Carol Sergeant, the leader of the steering group, tells Owain Thomas the industry needs to think differently if it is to succeed.
MetLife is re-launching its group life protection product as part of the ongoing expansion of its employee benefits business.
Group Risk Development (Grid) has released the first ever full set of collated claims figures from the group risk industry.
The government's controversial welfare reforms have received Royal Ascent and so been adopted into law.
More than a quarter of a million people are claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) because of mental and behavioural disorders, research has revealed.
The government's impending health reforms will mean the end of free care of all, medical experts have warned.
Employers are embracing the removal of the default retirement age (DRA) but the majority are unaware of the opt-out for group risk benefits.
Aviva has seen its UK protection business grow amid strong overall performance from its life insurance and pensions business.
Women do not value their own lives as much as men do, according to new research from Scottish Provident.
PG Mutual has signed up to COVER's campaign to reform the assessment of claims for income protection (IP).
Pharmaceutical & General has announced a rebrand to PG Mutual on the back of significant growth following an expansion into the wider medical profession.
Questions have been tabled in the House of Lords' asking the government for its assessment of key elements of the private medical insurance (PMI) market.
British Friendly Society has become the second insurer to add its name to COVER's campaign to reform the assessment of claims for income protection (IP).
Ageas Protect has confirmed its new management structure, with Darren Spriggs replacing Martin Werth as managing director.
Cirencester friendly has become the first insurer to give its backing to COVER's campaign to reform the assessment of claims for income protection (IP).
GPs have become so poor at returning medical request forms that advisers have been forced to attend appointments with patients to ensure they are completed.
Over 20 million Britons believe they could survive for up to six months on ‘emergency' funds despite half having less than £1,000 available in accessible savings.
Healthcare intermediaries have called for cash plan providers to offer greater product innovation and provide more training on the market.
Unum has urged advisers to join it in targeting the ‘underserved' SME market to grow their income protection (IP) business.
Cuna Mutual has agreed a partnership with Golden Charter to provide index linked funeral plans.