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.”