Green paper explores greater role for income protection

Green paper explores greater role for income protection

The Department of Health has launched its green paper, 'Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper' and is discussing how to improve access to income protection through the workplace.

The paper, which kicks off discussions on disability and workplace sickness, said that the government wants to see more employers doing more to invest in their employees' health and wellbeing and "reap the benefits that such investment brings." It also calls for proposals to overhaul areas including statutory sick pay, workplace capability assessments, sickness certification and GPs' approach to Fit Note. In terms of insurance, the report said: "We think group income protection insurance policies...

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