Our 25th Anniversary Party

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Staff, clients and friends of HCB met together at the Victory Services Club in London on the 5th July, to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. HCB’s Managing Director, Jim Harris, in his address, thanked the huge list of friends and supporters who had contributed to the company along the way, through challenging, as well as successful […]

HCB Group 1993-2018 – We are 25 this year!

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It is really hard to believe that HCB turns 25 in 2018. It was back in the early 1990’s that we began our outline discussions with Des Le Grys at Munich Re, who was musing that providers of Income Protection products should probably try and engage more proactively with their customers who were intimating a […]

GDPR are you ready?

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Like many businesses in the UK & Ireland we are sorting out our policies, procedures and staff awareness ahead of 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. Some people have said its like Y2K all over again, probably meaning that its a whole lot of noise and come 26 […]

Season’s greetings

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We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our office hours over the festive season are: Wednesday 27th December: 09:00-12:00 Thursday 28th December: 09:00-12:00 Friday 29th December: 09:00-12:00 Normal hours resume on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Outside of these times, if you need to contact us, please email us […]

Rehabilitation – can it function without early intervention?

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Sometimes a simple headline can make you think, make your blood boil or make you reflect.  Recently there was a headline that merely stated  XYZ insurance company is now offering rehabilitation support to its individual clients as well as to its group clients. A fairly innocuous opening to a press release, but when you read into […]

HCB Group Nurse Conference 2017

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On Thursday 2nd November 2017, we hosted our second annual conference at Knights Solicitors office in Newcastle-under-Lyme, followed by a team dinner at the – Best Western Plus, Moat House, Stoke-on-Trent.  Here’s a sample of the day

HCB Group new office

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It seems like only yesterday that we moved from our premises in Didcot to Harwell Innovation Centre, but it was actually over 2 years ago.  Now, as a result of our success in obtaining new business and recruiting additional staff we are on the move to bigger premises. From Friday 15th September 2017, our new […]

Employee Consent – A thorny issue?

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Employee Consent and Health Information When managing the health of an employee, one of the biggest areas of possible contention is that of Consent. There can be a real issue around gaining the consent of the employee to share the contents of a report with either HR or with their Line Manager. The Nursing and […]

Health trends in Ireland – Do they affect your business?

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In 2013 the Irish Government published a 60 page document entitled Health Ireland – A Framework for Improved Health & Wellbeing. Although this report was published 4 years ago, we know that little has changed and some of the statistics are truly frightening.  In common with many developed countries there are significant challenges for society, […]

Healthcare Trusts – Not just for IPT savings

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A recent article by Kevin Gude from law firm Gowling WLG, talking about why employers have chosen to use healthcare trusts raises some interesting points.  In his article Kevin, quite rightly questions if employers have put healthcare master trusts in place in order to improve medical benefits to staff, or simply to take advantage of […]