Lack of awareness among employers identified in research from trade body
A survey of 505 HR decision makers at UK businesses in January found that one-fifth of employers do not offer any form of support for newly injured, ill or disabled staff.
The remaining 80% on average only facilitate three types of support when a much broader range is required to help employees.
Employee benefits such as group risk products - including employer-sponsored life assurance, income protection and critical illness - often have a wide variety of embedded support. Any employer that offers these products is likely to have a great deal more than just three support types available to their staff.
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