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Reward Guide - Are employer’s doing enough to support employees with a cancer diagnosis?

By Kimberley Dondo 2 February 2018.

World Cancer Day is on the 4th February and with  number of newly diagnosed cases of cancer in the UK continues to rise, survival rates also continue to increase and with the breadth of support available within employee benefits, employers need to encourage better utilisation of cancer support to their staff

Research by Group Risk Development (GRiD) has revealed that cancer and other acute conditions account for nearly 1 in 5 (19%) long-term absences among employers.

One method of support that employers can provide comes in the form of group risk products (employer-sponsored life assurance, income protection and critical illness benefits). When employers implement group risk protection benefits for their staff they may do so with the primary aim of providing a financial benefit. But the benefit today goes far beyond that. Support is holistic, tailored uniquely for the individual and is designed to support the employee at every stage.

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