Employers are not reviewing their international benefits often enough with 42% saying they have never reviewed their benefits or did so over a year ago, research finds.
Jelf International warned this is poor business practice as legislation changes constantly and a review needs to be carried out each year.
The research also showed the appetite for regular country-specific updates for employers with overseas staff, with 93% saying this would be useful.
Doug Rice, managing director for Jelf International says: ‘We are pleased that a number of employers do review their overseas benefits regularly, but until it's every employer we won't be satisfied. International benefits are very different from domestic benefits.
"If we take the example of healthcare, in the UK if an employee doesn't have private healthcare they can still use the NHS; but often there is no free healthcare abroad. If an employee needs medical treatment overseas and they don't have insurance there is no guarantee they'll be treated.
"Furthermore the company is at risk of employees not being allowed entry to their chosen country or of hefty fines if their insurance is not adequate.'