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          #ICYMI In Case You Missed It | Q1 2018

          Our quarterly bulletin ICYMI (in case you missed it) cuts through the noise to bring substantive thought leadership that will make a difference to employers and employees.

          This round-up of the top recently published editorial and thought leadership content from Generali UK, covers a variety of #Wellbeing and #EmployeeBenefits related topics.

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          Content

          1. Alcohol use and the link between financial, physical & mental wellbeing
          2. How to better support female employees going through the menopause
          3. How to make essential vision care services more accessible
          4. The what, why and how of networks & multinational pooling

           


           

          Alcohol use and the link between financial, physical & mental wellbeing

          Alcohol use can affect the mind, the body and the pocket. It’s a risk factor associated with disease – specifically stroke, heart attack and cancer – not to mention mental ill-health. It also brings with it potential inequality issues.

          In short, it affects employees, their families and, by default, employers. The impact of alcohol use on sickness absence is marked. Yet it’s an issue that seems arguably more stigmatised than mental health.

          In this article by Simon Thomas, Director – UK Employee Benefits, Generali, the impact of alcohol use on people and workplaces is investigated and the benefits of early intervention highlighted.[back to top]

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          How to better support female employees going through the menopause

          It seems that only the most forward-looking few provide support to female employees who are going through the menopause: the physical and psychological effects of which can be seriously debilitating.

          Considering an increasing number of women are returning to work after having children, and working until later in life, it might pay for more companies to give this issue – that effects all women to varying degrees – due focus. 

          Not doing so could not only lead to absence and presenteeism but also brings with it the risk of employers facing claims for sex discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 if they fail to provide the proper support.

          Here, Colin Hawes, Claims & Medical Underwriting Manager – UK Employee Benefits, Generali, takes a look at the key issues and provides 5 top tips for employers. [back to top]

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          How to make essential vision care services more accessible 

          Vision care is arguably a basic essential. Annual eye examinations not only help ensure great vision, but also detect the early signs of chronic conditions, in turn helping to improve outcomes and reduce absence. A win-win.
           
          But for often cash-strapped companies, ensuring that all employees have access to this bedrock of the benefits package isn’t always easy. Thankfully, there’s now a solution. [back to top]
           
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          The what, why and how of networks & multinational pooling

          Multinational pooling represents one of the most little used yet, arguably, most effective – and risk free - ways for employers to reduce benefit costs.

          And you don’t have to be a huge multinational to take advantage. It’s available to companies with premiums of just €20,000 (£17,500) per annum and subsidiaries in at least two countries.

          Damian Ross, Regional Manager – UK, Ireland & Nordics, Generali Employee Benefits Network, takes an FAQ style approach to networks and multinational pooling in this article, from what to watch out for when selecting a network to provide a pooling arrangement, to an explanation of how the dividend calculation works. [back to top]

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