Employees lacking in long-term absenteeism support: GRiD

33% of surveyed employers offer no support at all

Hemma Visavadia
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Employees lacking in long-term absenteeism support: GRiD

Only one third of employers offer financial support to staff who are absent for six months or more, are diagnosed with a serious illness, or die while being in employment, according to new research from industry body, Group Risk Development (GRiD).

The research showed that 35% of surveyed employers only offer support to some employees at certain levels of experience, seniority, or pay, rather than the whole workforce. Only 8% of employers who offer ‘opt in' insurance benefits which would consider long-term support, while 33% of surveyed employers said they offer no support at all.  Katharine Moxham, a spokesperson for GRiD, said, the number of employers who offer support is "actually much lower in practice, and given the current s...

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