Specialist nurse service provider RedArc is to support Havensrock’s newly launched Group Income Protection solution, the first scheme to provide financial and emotional support to employees who become too ill to work as well as aiming to improve the overall health of all staff.
Through its qualified Nurse Advisers, RedArc will offer valuable support and advice to any employee or family member who falls ‘long term’ sick. The service is tailored specifically to each individual and their illness, whether it is a serious physical or mental condition, disability, trauma, stress or bereavement. This will include extending and enhancing what is available from mainstream services such as the NHS and Social Services.
For the first time with Havensrock, income protection is wellness-enabled. Like more traditional policies, it still provides financial help for members who are too ill to work, but it is also uniquely based on employee wellness, education and engagement to proactively improve workplace health and reduce sickness absence.
Each employee receives a Fitbug Orb, a personal, easy-to-use, wearable movement and sleep tracker to help monitor and meet their individual health and wellbeing goals. Also they will have access to an annual MOT via a mobile interactive health kiosk to record their general health indicators including weight, height, body mass index, body fat index, blood pressure, resting heart rate, hydration and life balance.
RedArc’s managing director Christine Husbands said, “To be part of a new and ground breaking solution for employee protection is very exciting and we look forward to playing our part as we have always prided ourselves on being there for people who really benefit from our services.”