HCB Group Annual Conference 2018

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Small changes….BIG impactThe HCB annual conference was held at the magnificent Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa in Surrey over two days in early November.  HCB Staff and Clinical Case Managers were given an enlightening and engaging session by HCB’s Director, Professor Sir Mansel Aylward on “The Social Determinants of Ill Health at Work”.  Sessions on […]

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 […]

Health trends in Ireland – Do they affect your business?

Posted Posted in Early intervention, HCB Ireland, HCB News, Opinion, Sickness Absence

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, […]

HCB Newsletters

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We have a new section on our website containing all our newsletters, information booklets, links to websites that offer more in depth information, plus our latest job vacancies and all accessible from our Resources page. You don’t have to be a HCB Group customer or member of staff to access, so click on the link […]

Will Brexit affect the health and wellbeing of the UK workforce?

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Well, everyone else is going to put out their take on what the Brexit vote means so we at HCB thought we would add some thoughts of our own. You can catch up in the mainstream media and online about what Brexit will mean for politics, the economy and currency.  What we at Health Claims […]

Zika virus – are you aware?

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There has been a lot of discussion, hype and panic about the potential impact of the Zika virus. We at HCB Group haven’t seen a single case, but our nurses are prepared. There are still many unknowns such as the exact incubation period and if it can be transmitted other than by a mosquito bite. […]

Is there a cure for the Healthcare and Wellness marketplace confusion?

Posted Posted in Early intervention, HCB News, Opinion, Sickness Absence, Wellness

Joining up the dots Why are Insurance Companies and Intermediaries incapable of joining up Private Medical Insurance (PMI) and Group Income Protection (GIP)?  With the exception of Aviva, there isn’t a single insurer delivering both products, and even Aviva has two separate sales forces and administration teams. Most insurers run Group Life and GIP within […]

Is it all in the mind?

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In the week when all the news seems to be about EU referendums, the BBC has been running an excellent series of programmes about mental health that you may have missed called “In The Mind”.   The FT also ran an article called ‘Occupational Health: how employers can learn from Nordic countries”.  Two completely different subjects […]