Blogs

  • Health is wealth – health as the next frontier for ESG?

    02/02/2022

    ShareAction has created a new framework to help investors understand the impact of their portfolios on health. In her capacity as a member of the ShareAction steering group supporting the work, Yvonne Braun, ABI Director of Long-Term Savings and Policy, explains more.

  • In or out? Sharing health data in Dragon’s Den

    13/12/2021

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    Patient-controlled medical records are the direction of travel, set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Clearly there are benefits for insurers, but what’s in it for the customer? Does this have the potential to revolutionise the insurance industry? Will a new relationship of trust and value sharing be born? To answer some of these questions, the ABI are presenting our very own version of Dragon’s Den. This promises to be a trial by fire, forging innovative new ideas and starting to shape our industry’s vision of the future. But are you ‘in’ or ‘out’?

  • A healthy economy needs a healthy workforce

    19/10/2021

    In his forthcoming Budget, the Chancellor needs to resist any temptation to raise the rate of Insurance Premium Tax, especially as any increase will disincentivise those businesses who want to invest in the health of their employees and the resilience of their business through providing health insurance for their workers. A healthy workforce is essential for a healthy economy.

  • Health and taxation policies need to align if we truly want to build a healthier workforce

    23/07/2021

    Whilst the Health is Everyone’s Business green paper recognises the value of insurance in managing workplace health, it raises questions about HMRC’s approach to the taxation of Group Income Protection policies.

  • Health is everyone's business

    23/07/2021

    The Government has published its response to the Health is Everyone’s Business green paper. Focusing on the link between work and health, the response signals increasing recognition of the value of insurance in minimising the risk of ill-health related job loss through better workplace health. The challenge now is for insurers to demonstrate the role of insurance in supporting health outcomes.