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Five ways to save £77bn a year, by tackling presenteeism

Presenteeism rates have tripled in a decade, with 86% of organisations saying they observe people coming into work when ill compared to 26% in 2010* – it’s a serious issue and one that employers need to address. Costing UK businesses…

Prevention vs cure: The benefits to employers in shifting their healthcare focus

In the UK we face unique challenges in healthcare – with rates of obesity and depression, to name just two, topping worldwide comparison lists. But many of the healthcare challenges we face are avoidable. The Health Insurance Group is calling on…

Employers under-prepared for political and natural disasters overseas

Some employers may believe that a political or natural disaster is only likely to occur in traditionally high-risk regions, but this is not the case. The change in political dynamics means that volatility can happen anywhere in the world. And…

Employers can’t ignore mental health challenges affecting young people

World Mental Health Day on 10 October will focus on young people and mental health in a changing world. It’s crucial that businesses understand the unique challenges young people face and tailor support accordingly, or risk neglecting this demographic, according…

World Suicide Prevention Day: Employers need to challenge their perceptions of suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September shines a light on those who are at risk of taking their own life and those bereaved by suicide. Considering 47 years of our lives are spent at work, businesses have a significant role…

Winning the war for Gen Z talent: How SMEs can attract the best graduates

With 37% of students and graduates who planned on starting a new job or career within 12 months, saying they hoped to work for an SME – now is the time to attract the best talent, or risk missing out,…

Why Line Managers can’t offload mental health support to HR

Much has been spoken in recent years about the need to improve staff resilience to mental illness. The main driver for businesses to improve mental health among their employees is cost, and as a result, strategies are usually managed by the…

International medical insurance costs are rising – here’s what employers can do about it.

Unfortunately, as the business world has expanded, often into higher risk areas, employers have seen the cost of international medical cover increase. Many employers are now reporting significant increases in the premiums that they pay for international private medical insurance…

Employers need to encourage better take-up of cancer support benefits

As cancer diagnoses continue to rise, and survival rates also increase, the breadth of support within employee benefits available to those diagnosed has significantly improved.   Modern corporate insurers are acutely aware of this and have become very adept at looking…

Don’t forget managers on Blue Monday, says The Health Insurance Group

Blue Monday is the term coined to describe the day calculated to be the most depressing of the year. Typically falling on the third Monday of January, it is said that the weather, our bank balances and returning to work…