Cirencester Friendly paid £3.3m in sick pay benefit for its income protection customers in 2014, with 94% of eligible claims paid.
Canada Life has announced that its Early Intervention Service (EIS) has seen 47% of referrals result in a return to work.
Up to 30% of adults considered to have asthma may have been incorrectly diagnosed, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.
Group life assurance is offered by 36% of employers a survey by Group Risk Development (GRiD) has found.
Employees aged 30-49 took an average of 2.3 sick days in the past six months, more than any other age group, research from AXA PPP healthcare has found.
Obesity, work/life balance and presenteeism are among the health and wellbeing concerns of employers, research for Group Risk Development (GRiD) has revealed.
Sickness, both long-term and temporary, was the main reason given for not working by people aged 16-64 years living in workless households across the UK, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has found.
Long term shift work is linked to impaired brain power, research published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine has found.
Unum has launched a set of workshops to help employers spot and manage some of the most common causes of sickness absence.
The potential cost of employee mental health problems to businesses has been highlighted in two separate pieces of research from two insurers.
The NHS will offer help and support for workplace incentives to promote employee health and cut sickness-related unemployment.
The average level of employee absence has fallen by a day to 6.6 days per employee in the last year, nearly a third report that rates have been affected by caring responsibilities, research has found.
Unum has urged the government to improve take-up of income protection (IP) through four key steps including channels such as the Money Advice Service (MAS) raising awareness of sickness absence.
A report from The Work Foundation and Fit for Work UK is accusing employers of not doing enough to support people with chronic musculoskeletal disorders.
SME employees are at increased risk of ill health and burnout, according to a new poll by AXA PPP Healthcare.
Reducing the working week to four days would help to combat work-related stress and the mental ill-health associated with overwork or lack of work, one of Britain's leading doctors says.
The Disability Benefit Consortium has launched its 2014 Big Benefits Survey and is looking for input.
Auto-enrolment (AE) has prompted an increasing number of employers to overhaul their entire benefit offering, JLT Employee Benefits research reveals.
The right to request flexible working has been extended to all employees from today, where it was previously limited to just parents and carers.
Over a quarter (26%) of employees have called in sick to work when they weren't ill; according to research from Canada Life.
GPs could be given incentives to encourage them to refer employees to the Health and Work Service (HWS), but may lose the responsibility of issuing fit notes.
Health & Case Management Ltd (HCML) has re-launched its catastrophic injury case management service.
Misconceptions about mental health are hampering the treatment of the subject by employers. Joy Reymond explains how they can improve their approach.
An occupational health nurse has questioned the viability of the government's Health and Work Service (HWS) and in particular the ability to conduct return to work consultations over the telephone.