Prioritising in-the-moment support over more in-depth care could be a risky strategy, warns RedArc

RedArc is warning that prioritising in-the-moment support, such as offering access to Virtual GPs and Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs), over the type of support that is required when an individual is diagnosed with a long-term or chronic health condition could be a risky strategy, as the support may not be adequate. Longer-term conditions need support… Continue reading →

COVER Excellence Awards 2023

COVER is delighted to confirm all the winners and highly commended entries for this year’s Excellence Awards. The best and brightest of the protection and health insurance industry came together at the Leonardo Royal St Pauls in London to celebrate the COVER Excellence Awards 2023. Hosted by comedian Lucy Porter, the ceremony drew 350 protection… Continue reading →

RedArc: seven ways to assess the value in added-value health and wellbeing support services

As insurers see a need to create ongoing relationships with their customers; and employers understand the business advantages of offering health and wellbeing support to their staff, the number of added-value services is growing exponentially, from access to digital GPs and employee assistance programmes (EAPs) to specialist mental health support and long-term support for physical… Continue reading →

RedArc sees an increase in women requiring clarification on menopause issues

RedArc, the nurse-led health and wellbeing support service, has seen a marked increase in requests for menopause support over the past 12 months, with many women looking for a sounding board and source of reliable information on the matter of managing symptoms. Christine Husbands, commercial director, RedArc said: “Menopause awareness is certainly higher than it’s… Continue reading →

Support mental health carers this World Mental Health Day

RedArc, the nurse-led health and wellbeing support service is reminding employers and insurers to ensure they have adequate provision in place for those who support others with mental health issues. This includes a wide range of people from those who have caring responsibilities at home for family or friends, as well as those who have… Continue reading →

World Suicide Prevention Day: RedArc encourages a focus on connectedness to help prevent suicide

RedArc, the nurse-led health and wellbeing support service, is highlighting that a focus on connectedness can be a key way to prevent the incidence of suicide, and ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, it believes employers and insurers should consider building this message and support into their communications and provision. Suicide can be prevented; and… Continue reading →

Consumer Duty should lead to more proactive referrals for added-value support, says RedArc

Consumer Duty should lead to more proactive referrals for added-value support, says RedArc, the nurse-led health and wellbeing service. The wealth of support that’s added to many insurance policies – including for critical illness, mental health and bereavement – all help to meet the requirements of Consumer Duty in ensuring the right outcomes for those… Continue reading →

One year on: Benenden Health members benefit from RedArc’s support for cancer

Over 330 (331) Benenden Health members were provided with support for cancer during the first twelve months of the mutual organisation offering support for the disease via RedArc’s experienced registered nurses. The not-for-profit healthcare provider added RedArc to its range of partners in June 2022, recognising that when a member is diagnosed with cancer, specialist… Continue reading →

RedArc: bereavement counselling is only appropriate for 25% of grieving people

RedArc is warning employers and insurers that bereavement has many facets, and structured counselling is only one of a number of possible solutions for those affected, and should not be the default recommendation for dealing with bereavement. In RedArc’s experience, many employers and insurers typically offer bereavement counselling as their primary or sole solution for… Continue reading →

RedArc: More men urged to seek early intervention support

Men’s Health Week 12-17 June 2023 This Men’s Health Week, RedArc’s ambition is for more men to be aware of and seek the early intervention support that is included within many health and protection benefits and insurances, as this can lead to better health outcomes. Men seek help when symptoms are severe More men now… Continue reading →