Auto-enrolment and the removal of the default retirement age have had significant impacts on their own. Owain Thomas examines what effects have been felt on employers’ group risk schemes.14 May 2013
The vast majority (93%) of the UK workforce have attended work while sick, including more than three quarters of those with mental health issues, according to Canada Life research.07 May 2013
In a difficult economy, it is important for both employees and companies to help staff back to work as soon as possible after injury or illness. Stephanie Spicer looks at the options.24 Apr 2013
Almost a third of the UK’s workforce, around nine million people, do not receive any benefits from their employers, according to research.03 Jan 2013
The impact of auto-enrolment on group risk benefits has been outlined in a Canada Life guide for corporate clients.12 Sep 2012
Employee support services will alleviate significant strain in the workplace, Canada Life says.23 Aug 2012
Employers are failing to provide guidance for dealing with stressful and potentially litigious issues at work that could result in periods of employee absence.26 Jul 2012
Canada Life has introduced a second medical opinion service as part of its group income protection and group critical illness products.21 Jun 2012
Employees should be encouraged to lead healthy lives through workplace initiatives, Canada Life says.19 Jun 2012
Employers are not doing enough to support workers struggling with personal problems, according to research.20 Apr 2012
Employees are more likely to have been absent from work due to personal reasons than because of sickness, new research has revealed.06 Jan 2012
Addressing employee stress is far more productive than agitating to sack unproductive workers, Canada Life has said.27 Oct 2011
Paul Avis argues that, in a price sensitive era, early intervention and rehabilitation are important for the containment of group income protection premiums17 Oct 2011
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report is developed from an annual survey of over 1,000 experts from industry, government, academia and civil society who were asked to review a landscape of 50 global risks.
Aviva has successfully supported employers through staging and implementation of auto-enrolment. Thankfully, none have needed the thornbush, and none have come close to the cliffs, but all have struggled at times with the enforced downhill speed toward their staging date. So what have we learned so far?