Health Assured has launched a partnership programme for advisers and intermediaries which includes special rates for their clients and preferential commission levels including on renewal.
Intermediaries and brokers who sign-up to the employee assistance programme (EAP) provider’s scheme work their way through silver, gold, or platinum levels of partnership.
They also receive free support from the firm’s in-house marketing agency to promote the EAP and wellbeing service, dedicated account management and access to its Wisdom app.
The firm said it supports more than 13 million lives and over the last three years, 69% of our manager referral calls related to physical health, mental health, or trauma; all conditions that have potential to impact on long-term health and wellbeing.
It added that it’s own data showed 66.7% of people out of work at the start of therapy return to work at the end. Life satisfaction also increased by 18.7% and work engagement rose 4.6% at the end of therapy.
Approximately 75% of the UK workforce currently have access to an EAP service, according to the EAP Association’s Holding It Together 2023 report; 24.45 million employees working across more than 105,000 organisations.
Demand for services growing
Bertrand Stern-Gillet, CEO at Health Assured, said: “With the demand for mental health and wellbeing services growing exponentially, we’ve devised a partnership programme that makes it easy to help all businesses offer these necessary services to their employees, regardless of the size of their organisation.
“On average, employers see a return on investment of £10.85 for every £1 spent on an employee assistance programme.
“Having access to immediate support reduces absence rates, improves productivity, boosts morale and wellbeing, all of which brings financial benefit to employers and the wider economy. Both the individual and the employer reap the reward of better health.“
Stern-Gillet continued: “Every day we see first-hand the benefit of employers investing in mental health and wellbeing services.
“With greater access to wellbeing support, the pressure is reduced on our National Health Service, individual recovery rates are improved and the impact of long-term health and mental health conditions on the workplace can be lessened.
“People returning from long-term absence can have significant concerns or fears around returning to the workplace, so having effective support in place will help to break down these barriers, making the workplace accessible to all.”