GRiD: A third of employers do not offer financial support for long-term illness

A quarter of employees don’t know what they have

Adam Saville
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GRiD: A third of employers do not offer financial support for long-term illness

Findings from Group Risk Development (GRiD) survey show how organisations are supporting staff

Thirty-two per cent of employers don't have any financial support in place for staff if they are absent for longer than six months owing to ill health, disability or injury. Of these organisations, half claim they can't afford to offer financial support and a third do not believe it is their responsibility, the research from GRiD revealed. Fifteen per cent of employers reported that they fund financial support themselves rather than via an insurance policy such as a group income protection...

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