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The Work and Wellbeing Hub

ABI WORK AND WELLBEING HUB

Here you can find information relating to health, wellbeing and protection including advice, guidance, and common questions relating to insurance and long-term savings products.

As we face the unprecedented challenges and changes that the Coronavirus pandemic has wrought for the economy, our lives and our workplaces, understanding your financial resilience and ensuring workplace wellbeing, is more important than ever.

These changes have come about at a time when the world of work, and the role of individuals, employers and the government within it, was already changing rapidly - with new responsibilities for employers around workplace benefits, changing employee rights and responsibilities, under the Good Work Plan, and shifting work patterns and models such as gig-work and increased trends towards flexible working.

Insurance and long-term savings firms play a fundamental role in helping customers and businesses to navigate these changes and providing the essential safety net to help people protect what they value most.

In the Work and Wellbeing Hub, the ABI has brought together information on how insurers can support this: From the “Percy the Protection Calculator” tool to help individuals plan for to meet their needs should the worst happen, to Employer toolkits, guides and resources, to tailored guidance on how COVID-19 might affect insurance customers.

Find out more

Percy the Protection Calculator

This quick calculator will give you a good idea of the kind of payments you'd be entitled to in the worst-case scenario. 

Mental Health and Insurance

Mental health conditions might not be as easy to pin down as physical health conditions, but insurers are increasingly recognising...

Coronavirus information

Income Protection

Read our advice and guidance for income protection insurance customers here. 

Critical Illness

Critical Illness Cover

Read our advice and guidance for critical illness cover customers here. 

Private Medical

Why buy health insurance?

Read our advice and guidance for private medical insurance customers here. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health conditions might not be as easy to pin down as physical health conditions, but insurers are increasingly recognising the need to provide cover and support to people suffering with mental ill health. 

One in four of us in the UK will be affected by a mental health problem in any given year, and of these, around four million will also struggle with their financial wellbeing. We are therefore aware of the importance and value of insurance in protecting you when life doesn’t go to plan.  

Resources and further information

Mind: Supporting yourself and your team

Guidance from mental health charity, Mind on tips for firms and managers to support their workforces while working remotely and from home

Mental Health and Money Advice: 

Clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.

 

 

Mental Health Foundation: 

Despite our mental health being such an important personal and social resource, the extent of mental health problems in the population means that too many of us are struggling, rather than thriving and reaching our full potential - Mental Health Foundation guidance on pevention 

Time to change: 

Lots of us are feeling worried about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. While the focus is often on physical health, it's important to remember the impact on our mental health too. You don't need to be an expert on mental health to be there for someone. Read these top tips from Time to Change here

Health and Safety Executive: 

Get the latest guidance, information and advice from the Health and Safety Executive on working safely and restarting work

Government COVID-19 Guidance:

Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health and social care settings, other non-clinical settings, and for the general public.