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19% of UK employees covered by workplace PMI

A recent report into workplace private medical insurance has revealed that most employees in the UK are not covered by a workplace wellbeing programme.

Cigna UK Healthcare Benefits conducted a survey of over 14,000 adults across 13 countries, including more than one thousand UK adults.

The 360 Wellbeing Survey found that just 19% of UK repondents were covered by a private medical insurance (PMI) policy provided by their employer.

61% of UK respondents did not have access to a workplace wellbeing programme.

Further insights in to UK respondents show that 58% believe a workplace wellbeing programme can help them achieve positive health outcomes; 30% have sufficient employer-provided medical insurance to cover their current medical treatment needs; 45% of UK respondents would consider a mandatory private healthcare scheme provided by the government and 9% have employer-provided dental benefits.

Phil Austin, managing director at Cigna UK Healthcare Benefits, said: “Employers can certainly do more to help keep their employees healthy and well. With only a fifth of the UK population covered by a private medical plan, offering this benefit to employees is a good place to start.”

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