Legal & General has launched a new integrated healthcare solution to help employers protect the wellbeing of their staff. The solution is part of a group income protection cover, Workplace Recovery, which has already helped to save businesses money as well as cut down employee absence days.
The Telegraph Group Ltd, which has been piloting the scheme, has seen the number of employee sickness absence days decrease from an average 5.3 in 2009, to 3.0 in 2011.The new approach integrates Workplace Recovery, with an employer's other arrangements such as private medical cover, income insurance, existing occupational health practices, and the company doctor. Acting as the pivotal point for all employee health problems including stress, musculoskeletal and cancer related absences; it provides a coordinated, tailored and effective treatment package whilst preventing unnecessary duplications of healthcare and the associated extra costs.
The integrated healthcare solution can be tailored to meet the employers' specific requirements, with the insurer providing a coordinated service across all provisions in place.