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Cricketing legend Graham Gooch is taking part in a question and answer session at the Pensions & Benefits Show 2013.22 May 2013
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
Punter Southall is warning employers that auto-enrolment is increasing the level of un-insured risks they will be liable for.01 May 2013
LV= is testing a range of new product designs and developments with its own workforce.24 Apr 2013
Legal and General has revealed it paid 99.2% of all new group income protection claims received in 2012.15 Apr 2013
The vast majority of employers now report absence management statistics with almost half believing that encouraging it was a good idea.15 Apr 2013
MetLife is further developing its employee benefits offering with the launch of a group income protection product.10 Apr 2013
Are you a benefits professional? Do you make the final decision with regards to the benefits your firm offers? If so, would you be willing to help judge the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2013?10 Apr 2013
Legal and General is adding five free face-to-face counselling sessions for all employees covered by its group income protection plan.09 Apr 2013
Insurers have welcomed the government’s statutory sick pay increase, but warned against “woefully” high rates of unprotected families as welfare cuts continued.05 Apr 2013
Employers and their staff could face more questions and demands for greater workforce information from insurers when taking out new policies or schemes in light of the new Consumer Insurance Act, insurers are warning.04 Apr 2013
Employers are divided almost equally about whether they would like to see the return of the default retirement age or are happy with the current arrangements, but a quarter have seen benefit costs rise.03 Apr 2013
Half of workers assume their boss would foot the bill for long-term sick leave.02 Apr 2013
The move to introduce a tax break for employers in getting employees back to work who have been away after periods of sickness in yesterday’s Budget, was widely welcomed by the health insurance industry.21 Mar 2013
Employers will be able to claim tax relief for interventions to return employees to work, Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed.20 Mar 2013
Universities and colleges are not reacting to the changing needs of their employee’s healthcare benefits, with 56.4% stating they do not think their staff understand or appreciate the benefits on offer to them.19 Mar 2013
The Work Foundation has criticised government efforts to assist people suffering long term conditions in a return to work and called for the NHS to be incentivised to promote the benefits of work.18 Mar 2013
Employers are missing a trick in their benefits provision as 77% of UK employees are worried about their financial security, research commissioned by Unum has revealed.15 Mar 2013
The government was in listening mode at the launch of a report to tackle state dependency and potential National Insurance rebates for income protection policyholders in Westminster today.13 Mar 2013
Workplace Savings and Benefits is pleased to present its Healthcare Select event taking place on Thursday 23rd May.
WSB has launched the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2013 - the only award event to recognise both employer and provider excellence.
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?