A recent report has been published by leading insurer that shows nearly 1 in 5 of the Income Protection claims it receives are related to mental health issues - surprisingly cancer claims only account for 12%.
A clear gender split is determined from the data - 59% of the claims made were made by women, this backs up investigations conducted by the University of Oxford who identified that women are between 20 - 40 per cent more likely to have a psychological disorder than men in any given year due to social pressures.
Fortunately a number of different treatments for mental health are being proven to be effective. For example, the case for receiving therapy – as opposed to drug-based – tre
Health Cash Plans help cover the cost of routine medical treatments for employees. Their popularity is on the rise, with 2.6 billion* individuals covered at the start of 2014. A Laing and Buisson Health Cover UK Market Report** shows significant growth of 15% in employers providing this cover.
It’s understandable, as they cover the top treatments responsible for employee absence, including dentistry, opticians and complementary therapies. Prevention before cure
Cash plans provide the facility for employees to seek early diagnosis and treatment for medical conditions without worrying about the cost, reducing the likelihood of problems developing into a serious illness and reducing recove