Protection underwriters misjudge mental health risk, says RedArc

Protection underwriters are in danger of over-stating the risk posed by mental health conditions for insurance policies, according to RedArc Nurses. This in turn could lead to individuals facing unnecessary restrictions, exclusions and higher premiums, or potentially being declined protection completely. Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc nurses says: “Underwriters are prolific in their question-asking… Continue reading →

Healthy employees do not see the benefit of protection insurance unless they can access added-value services, says RedArc

Critical illness cover, life assurance and income protection insurance have traditionally been chosen by employers for the potential financial protection they offer staff in the event of illness, death or disability. But the majority of employees will not get any benefit from these products as long as they remain healthy, so employers that have offered… Continue reading →

RedArc establishes specialist mental health department

RedArc Nurses, the company that provides long-term practical, medical & emotional advice to patients and their families at times of serious illness, bereavement and trauma, has announced that it has established a new mental health department. Although patients will continue to be supported by a single dedicated nurse adviser, the new internal team approach will… Continue reading →

UK online searches for mental health-related terms are rising fast

The number of searches for mental health related terms has increased dramatically over the past four years, according to new analysis from RedArc, highlighting that ‘Dr Google’ and online content play an important role in supporting people who suffer from these conditions. • The number of monthly searches undertaken in the UK for the specific… Continue reading →

Be ready to support employees’ recurrent mental health problems this Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019), says RedArc

In March 2019, a DWP employee with long-term depression was awarded £35k at employment tribunal after being denied the right to flexible working    It is well-documented that big life events like divorce or redundancy can cause mental ill-health initially, but RedArc’s experience shows that being overwhelmed or undervalued at work can lead to a… Continue reading →

Five scenarios to engage Millennials and Gen Z in added-value benefits

With youth can come a feeling of invincibility and that can wrongly influence the employee benefits decisions made by Millennials and Generation Z, according to RedArc. The earlier a young workforce appreciates how employers can support them, beyond the paycheque, the better for their overall health and wellbeing. While there’s definitely a place for benefits… Continue reading →