Group risk industry posts 8% rise in claims during 2017; Cancer and mental health main causes of claims
A total of over £1.6bn was paid out by the group risk industry during 2017, a £120.5m increase on 2016, latest data from Group Risk Development (GRiD) shows.
The number of people covered by employer-sponsored group risk policies increased by 3.1% in 2017, Swiss Re's Group Watch 2018 reveals.
Mental health is a significant issue in the workplace. Nick Martindale takes a look at how a growing number of issues are recognising and tackling the challenge.
Scottish Widows has launched a range four multi-asset funds targeted at those in income drawdown.
Hundreds of thousands of people coming up to retirement are at risk of their pension being given to an ex-partner when they die, Royal London research finds.
There is just one week left to register to enter the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2018.
Nearly a third (32%) of employers believe new technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, will play a part in benefits communications, latest research from Aon Employee Benefits reveals.
Plans to invest more than £3bn in strategic initiatives
The government has been urged to enable the creation of a new at-retirement product which would combine existing income drawdown arrangements with insurance against future care costs.
Supermarket giant Asda's plans to reform its pensions have been decried as "unfair, unreasonable and unnecessary" as the workers' union began talks with the employer.
Gig economy workers could become eligible for auto-enrolment pensions as result of a consultation launched by the government in response to the Taylor Review.
Health and wellbeing initiatives are failing to appeal to employees, with 70% of workers saying such programmes do not meet their needs, latest research from Willis Towers Watson reveals.
Graham Vidler says government and industry have the perfect opportunity to deliver a consistent message about the value of saving for retirement
Employers boosting wellbeing spend in bid to tackle surge in employee stress and mental health issues
Almost seven out of ten (68%) of employers report employee stress and mental health-related illness, Aon Employee Benefits research reveals.
Allied Healthcare and Saga are set to offer a savings product to employees following a tie-up between Salary Finance and Yorkshire Building Society.
British Airways is set to close the New Airways Pension Scheme to future accrual and launch a flexible benefits scheme incorporating a new defined contribution pension scheme.
There have been calls to extend salary exchange rules to lower-paid earners. However, Kim Kaveh finds it would be very complicated and could cause problems for members
WSB's webinar panel looks at how employers can ensure they are getting full value from their group risk products and assesses the non-financial benefits on offer.
Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to acquire Zurich's UK workplace pensions and savings business, which has assets under administration of more than £15bn and around 500,000 customers.
Yesterday, Richard Thaler was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Jonathan Stapleton takes a look at how his concept of 'Save More Tomorrow' can help firms increase employee pension savings and engagement
The government has clarified its stance on salary sacrifice car schemes following confusion within the industry over the changes announced in last year's Autumn statement.
From 3 January next year, firms looking after DC members' money will need to comply with new disclosure requirements. James Phillips reports.
Here they are - the winners of the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2017...
Top improvisational rapper Chris Turner will host the Workplace Savings & Benefits Awards 2017.