Many employers invest in Group Income Protection for their employees to provide support if they are unable to work due to long-term sickness or injury.
However, most of these schemes also come with a range of superb additional benefits which can be particularly valuable in physically and mentally supporting your team during this continued period of remote working.
The additional benefits may include:
Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) These can provide your staff with free access to mental wellbeing and financial support through confidential on-line resources and helplines. They also include face to face counselling sessions where appropriate.
Remote or Virtual GP services Employees are able to call a GP from the comfort of their own home at a convenient time, rather than having to wait for an NHS appointment and travel to a GP surgery. This is particularly appealing in the light of the current COVID restrictions.
Digital apps Incorporating both of the above, these provide expert online advice on mental and physical wellbeing issues from anxiety and depression to weight control and smoking cessation. Retail vouchers and discounts from popular brands are also included in the scheme.
If you have any questions about Group Income Protections schemes or their additional benefits, or you would like to discuss your benefit and schemes in more detail, please contact our Employee Benefits team