Q1 2017 saw a 12.9% increase in calls to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for Canada Life's Group Income Protection (GIP) customers compared with Q1 2016.
Advice found to be 'suitable' in 93.1% of cases
Unum has published a new report making four key recommendations it believes the next government should urgently take up to improve the health and productivity of UK workers.
How can workplaces improve support for bereaved employees? Red Arc discusses what employers need to know.
The annual GRiD claims stats have been published and, with a focus on group income protection, Suzanne Clarkson investigates suggestions that the industry is reaching a tipping point where the number of people being helped to return to work will eventually...
Group Risk Development (GRID) has published its industry data for group risk claims during 2016.
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
Employees should have the right to cut credit costs and reduce burdens of punitive interest rates, says Monica Kalia, chief strategy officer of Neyber.
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...